Crucial Deadline Approaching for Wisconsin’s Complementary and Alternative Health Care Access bill, SB 492/AB 546! Take Action Now!
We desperately need your help to get AB 546 on the agenda for the next voting meeting of the Assembly Health Committee on Feb. 13! Why? That will be the committee’s last voting meeting of this legislative session! If it’s on the Agenda, then there’s still hope it can become law! If you already wrote to your legislators, do it again please. If you haven’t, we’re begging you for a minute of your time to Take Action here.
If AB 546 is left off the agenda, then the bill is essentially dead for the session in both chambers and we’ll have to start all over next year (i.e., find sponsors, get a draft bill number, circulate a co-sponsorship memo, wait for bill introduction and committee assignments, lobby for a public hearing in each committee in each chamber, lobby for each bill to be included on the agenda of a voting meeting, pass it out of committee, etc., and all the remaining milestones we still hope to accomplish this session)!
Thank you to everyone who joined NHFA in Madison for the public hearings on the bills in the Assembly and Senate Health Committees on Jan 7 and Jan 23, respectively. We made a strong case at each about why this proactive, solution-oriented legislation is needed to protect consumer access to unlicensed practitioners who provide complementary health care services in Wisconsin, including herbalists, traditional naturopaths, homeopaths, nutrition consultants, and many others.
But, the bills are stuck in committee!!! Help us move it out by Taking Action here and spreading the word to your friends and family in Wisconsin. If the Assembly Health Committee votes on it on Feb. 13, then the Senate Health Committee is more likely to schedule a vote to do so too. Please do everything you can to get the bill past this important milestone.
Together we can protect complementary and alternative health care practitioners who are vulnerable to being charged criminally for practicing medicine – or another licensed health care profession – without a license. And, in turn. your right to access and utilize their wonderful healing services. Take Action now.