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WEAMA Current Events! Posted 10/30/18

October 29, 2018 8:11 PM | Shelley Dahle (Administrator)


Mark your calendars and plan to attend and engage at these upcoming events!

ARNPs Medical Acupuncture Advisory Opinion Discussion with NCQAC - Acupuncture Workgroup meeting

November 13, 9:45am -11:15 am
Center Point Corporate Park Conference Center
20425 72nd Ave S, Suite 310
Kent, WA 98032
Mt. Adams Room

The Advisory Opinion significantly expands ARNP scope of practice into our highly regulated profession that is highly trained to practice acupuncture and requires NCCAOM board certification.

WEAMA strongly believes that there is a need for additional public review and clarification of this significant scope expansion. Please remember when representing our profession, it is imperative to be respectful.

WEAMA Name Change Proposal Meeting

November 18th, 2018 1pm-4pm
Aegis Garden 13056 SE 76th Street
New Castle, WA 98056

This meeting is being held to gather stakeholder feedback and a final vote will be held through mail-in ballots. WEAMA will send out a survey via email to all Washington acupuncturists to get stakeholder feedback prior to the meeting on Nov 18th. The survey will include supporting documentation to give background information of why WEAMA is recommending this name change.

Whether or not you can attend the meeting, please take time to read the supporting documentation to familiarize yourself with this proposal to potential name change. WEAMA will be sending out mail-in ballots for your voice to be heard. Please become a member of WEAMA if you would like to place a vote, as per the bylaws, only members of WEAMA can place a vote.

Please remember that everyone is allowed their opinion and WEAMA asks everyone to be respectful of other opinions. We can agree to disagree and still show respect for one another. That is true democracy.

East Asian Medicine Advisory Committee (EAMAC)

November 9th, 2018
Department of Health
Creekside Two Center Point Room 307
20425 72nd Ave. South
Bldg. 2, Ste. 310, Kent, WA

This is a public meeting and you are welcome to attend. Attending the EAMAC meetings allows our profession to be part of the decision-making and input for the WAC/Rules impacting your profession. The department is reviewing chapter 246-803 WAC to begin the rule drafting process. The public is welcome to take part in helping write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC.

2019 Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine Day

February 26, 2019 7am-4pm
Meet and greet with legislators.  Auricular acupuncture demo for legislators.

Join WEAMA for our Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine Day in Olympia! Come meet our legislators and create presence for our profession in Olympia.

WEAMA has reserved the Washington Room in Prichard Building on the Capital Campus for our legislative day. We will work with you to set up meetings with your local legislators to advocate for acupuncture. We are going to be offering auricular acupuncture treatments in the Capital Building as a demonstration!

Orientation and review of talking point starting at 7am! Let us know if you would like to be one of the practitioners demonstrating auricular acupuncture on interested legislators and their staff!

More info to come as we get closer to the date!

Important insurance claims request from Johan Frostad

John Frostad has begun the dialogue with the Insurance Commissioner about the practice of insurers denying any EAMP-care outside of acupuncture needling. He needs all Washington practitioners to provide documentation of these practices.

Details here!

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The Washington East Asian Medicine Association first began as the Acupuncture Association of Washington over 33 years ago. The organization helped to provide a unified legislative voice for our profession. In fact, our founders were integral in helping establish the legal practice of East Asian Medicine in Washington state. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors currently consists of 7 democratically elected professionals in the field.