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Congratulations Nevada! For the passage of AB295

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Congratulations Nevada!
For the passage of AB295
The Healing Arts Bill for Wellness Services

On June 9, 2015, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Nevada AB295, protecting Nevada’s citizen access to their many wonderful practitioners providing “wellness services”.  The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Kirner on March 13, 2015, signed into law on June 9, 2015, and went into effect July 1, 2015.  Click Here for Full bill language.

The The bill came forth from a dedicated team, working to protect access to wellness services including such practices as  anthroposophy, aromatherapy, traditional cultural healing practices, detoxification practices and therapies, energetic healing, folk practices, Gerson therapy and colostrum therapy, healing practices using food, dietary supplements, nutrients and the physical forces of heat, cold, water and light, herbology and herbalism, reflexology and Reiki, mind-body healing practices, nondiagnostic iridology, noninvasive instrumentalities, and holistic kinesiology.

 (Photo - right: Alexis Miller and Jim Jenks)

(Photo – right: Alexis Miller and Jim Jenks)

Jim Jenks of Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation is credited for his years of diligent service educating legislators about wellness services and his own profession, herbalism.  He and their brilliant and effective lobbyist, Alexis Miller, of Amplify Relations Lobbying Firm in Reno, Nevada, were successful at gaining near unanimous support for the bill.  Attorney Diane Miller of National Health Freedom Action reports that she has been involved in, and supporting the work of, Nevada activists for a number of years and is completely delighted and impressed with the team’s commitment to protect access to Nevada practitioners who practice in the public domain. NHFA would like to especially thank Jim Jenks for his central role, dedication, and hard work in bringing this bill forward and to completion.

Health Freedom activists from across the state and around the country are celebrating Nevada’s success which will protect Nevada health seekers’ rights to access traditional, cultural, complementary and alternative health care therapies and remedies and other wellness service freely.

NHFA works with over 30 states on the issue of protecting consumer access to wellness services from a broad variety of practitioners practicing in the public domain and reports that in many states the medical occupation laws are so broad that natural or traditional practitioners can be shut down or criminally charged for practice of medicine or other medical occupation without a license. Diane Miller states that Nevada wanted to avoid any chance of that happening given their population using wellness services.

Nevada now joins nine other states that have passed safe harbor bills to protect consumer access to these practitioners ensuring that these traditions and practices are preserved for generations to come. Those other states are Minnesota, Rhode Island, California, Louisiana, Arizona (for Hahnemanians), Idaho (since 1975), and Oklahoma (since 1994), New Mexico and Colorado. Congratulations Nevada and thank you Governor Sandoval and the Legislators of Nevada, for your protection of the healing culture of Nevada!!!

Nevada – Update May, 2013

2011 – AB289 Dietitian Licensing bill
Opposed, adopted safe harbor health freedom amendment; PASSED

2011 – SB412 Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) Licensing bill
Opposed and defeated

2009 – SB 69 regulating all unlicensed practitioners under Integrative Medical Bd.
Opposed and did not move.

2009 – SB269 Safe Harbor health freedom exemption bill
Supported and put aside until next session

Jim Jenks, Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation State Coordinator in Nevada, has worked single-handedly to move a safe harbor exemption bill forward in the Nevada legislature for several years and has been up against opposing medical interests. He urgently needs support for his efforts. Jim is asking that people get involved and move this bill further. Lots of work can be done to get votes. The bill is a Consumer Choice Protection bill, protecting consumer access to traditional and unlicensed natural health care practitioners. National Health Freedom Action assisted in the drafting of the bill.



Nevada
Contact Board Member

Jim Jenks
Phone: 775-882-3030
Email: jim@herbalrose.com

State/Bill Number:
2013 Nevada S.B. 220

Subject:
Board authority to enter premise where medicine is practiced w/o license

Position:
Oppose

Status:
04/25/2013 (S) PLACED ON SECOND READING FILE. – no change 5/22/13

Link:
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB220_R2.pdf


State/Bill Number:
2013 Nevada A.B. 341

Subject:
Homeopathic certificate – assistant or advanced practitioner

Position:
Oppose

Status:
To Engrossment 5/20 – no change 5/22/13

Link:
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB341_R1.pdf


State/Bill Number:
2013 Nevada SB 199

Subject:
Felony to perform Medical & Surgical Procedures w/o license

Position:
Oppose

Status:
5/21 in Assembly; Engrossed 4/3 – no change 5/22/13

Link:
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB199_R2.pdf


State/Bill Number:
2013 Nevada A.B. 330

Subject:
GMO– label all

Position:
Support

Status:
04/13 (H) -No Further Action Allowed.) – no change 5/22/13

Link:
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB330.pdf


Nevada 2009 Update

Jim Jenks, Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation State Coordinator in Nevada, is working single-handedly to move a safe harbor exemption bill SB 296, forward in the Nevada legislature and is up against opposing medical interests. He is urgently needing support for his efforts. The bill will not move further this session but Jim is asking that people get involved and move this bill further next session. Lots of work can be done over the summer to get votes. The bill is a Consumer Choice Protection bill, protecting consumer access to traditional and unlicensed natural health care practitioners. National Health Freedom Action assisted in the drafting of the bill.


Nevada Sunshine Health Freedom State Coordinator
Contact Board Member
Jim Jenks
Phone: 775-882-3030
Email: jim@herbalrose.com

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