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Practical Acupuncture Legalities in the state of Michigan
In Michigan, and many other states, practical acupuncture is the practice of acupuncture by non-physician lay acupuncture technicians under the direct medical delegation and supervision of a licensed medical or osteopathic physician. The legal requirements for physician delegation and supervision of an acupuncturist are part of the Michigan Public Health Code and are enforced by the Michigan Office of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The parent organization of the MMAA, the American Manual Medicine Association has created .... Read More
Michigan's Acupuncturist Registration Law, Historical Perspective and Recent Developments
In 2006 Governor Granholm signed the TCM acupuncturist registration bill, SB351, and Public Act 30 of 2006 was officially recognized by the Michigan Secretary of State's office on February 28, 2006. Public Act 30 of 2006 amended the Michigan Public Health Code to provide for the registration of TCM acupuncturists. The law took effect on July 1, 2006.
Acupuncturist Registration in Michigan - Support for Deregulation of Acupuncturists in Michigan
The American Manual Medicine Association (AMMA) and the Michigan Medical Acupuncture Association (MMAA) support the recommendation of the Michigan Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR) to deregulate the occupation of acupuncturists.
Acupuncturist Registration in Michigan - The Registered Acupuncturist? We Don't Recommend It!
R 338.13035 Delegation; supervision.
In previous communications with our membership we have clarified the following points:
Acupuncturist Registration in Michigan - What Have We Accomplished?
The Michigan Medical Acupuncture Association (MMAA) is a state chapter of the American Manual Medicine Association (AMMA). The MMAA membership is comprised of licensed physicians and allied medical personnel who are trained in the application of manual medicine. The MMAA has adopted evidence based .... Read More
Important Update on the Michigan Acupuncture Law and the Registration of Acupuncturists
As you know the Michigan Acupuncture registration law was passed in 2006. Almost two years later there is still not a clear path to registration for acupuncturists. Suffice it to say, there have been problems and issues related to the Board as pertains to developing the administrative rules for registration. .... Read More
Important Update on the NBCA AMMA Practical Acupuncture Exam, April 2009
The practical acupuncture exam has been re-designed and formatted with the elimination of all but five historical questions pertaining to traditional oriental medicine. This means that the exam .... Read More
Board of the Michigan Medical Acupuncture Association Meeting, October 20th, 2009
The Board Members of the Michigan Medical Acupuncture Association met on Friday, October 20th, 2009 to discuss current issues related to the Michigan acupuncture registration law. The MMAA board members were joined via conference call .... Read More
MMAA Positions Statement:
Acupuncture needles are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as medical devices. The following guidelines apply to full body Practical Acupuncturists (PAc's) i and auricular therapy Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists (ADS's) ii for the use of acupuncture needle devices, in the State of Michigan. A physician may delegate ..... Read More
American Manual Medicine Association Forms New State Chapter in Illinois
The American Manual Medicine Association (AMMA), a non profit 501c3 corporation, has just formed the new Illinois Medical Acupuncture Association (IMAA). The IMAA is an administrative affiliate of the AMMA and a separate corporation, as are all state chapters... Read More
MMAA and the Michigan Oriental Healing Arts Institute (MOHAI) adopt the Blue Heron Academy as a member training center.
The Michigan Medical Acupuncture Association (MMAA) announced today that member school the Blue Heron Academy has been established as an educational training site for the Michigan Oriental Healing Arts Institute (MOHAI), a division of the MMAA. The Institute helps to organize and sponsors educational programs in oriental medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and tuina... Read More