New Mexico Complementary & Alternative Medicine Project
"New Mexico has a long, well accepted, history of traditional healers and complementary and alternative health care practitioners whoa re not licensed or regulated by the state."
NMCAAMP is a group of people here in New Mexico that is working to:
protect people's access to traditional, cultural, complementary and alternative health care therapies
protect the practitioner's right to practice traditional, cultural, complementary , and alternative health care therapies.
Go to our website at: www.amcaamp.org
We are proposing an Amendment to New Mexico Statutes: Chapter 61, Professional and Occupational Licenses, Article 1, New Mexico Uniform Licensing Act
to protect the public's access to and the practitioner's practice of traditional, cultural, complementary, and alternative health care therapies.
Existing Language 61-1-3.2 Unlicensed activity; disciplinary proceedings; civil penalty.
A. A person who is not licensed to engage in a profession or occupation regulated by a board is subject to disciplinary proceedings by the board.
B. A board may impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.) against a person who, without a license, engages in a profession or occupation regulated by the board. In addition, the board may assess the person for administrative costs, including investigative costs and the cost of conducting a hearing.
Proposed Language 61-1-3.2
C. Nothing in the Uniform Licensing Act is to be construed as requiring licensure of a person engaged in traditional, cultural, complementary, or alternative health care as long as that person does not claim to be engaged in the practice of medicine or in any other profession or occupation regulated by a Board.
D. Nothing in the Uniform Licensing Act is to be construed to limit the public's right to access traditional, cultural, complementary or alternative health care practitioners, nor to limit the right of a non-licensed traditional, cultural, complementary or alternative health care practitioner to practice.
HB664 has been signed into law as of April of 2009. For a copy of this law that permits unlicensed practice of Ayurveda in New Mexico click here. The URL above for the backing committee is preparing a synopsis of the act at this moment, so visit the site for this development. Congratulations New Mexico for a job well-done.