In 2010 Maryland got their health freedom bill introduced in the House and Senate and heard in both bodies (HB541 and SB 357)! Congratulations! The bills were not voted out of committee in 2010 but there is much hope that Maryland will continue to go forward and get the Committee support in 2011. The 2010 effort was unlike the 2009 situation where Delegate Feldman of Maryland introduced a registration bill, HB 1380, entitled the Complementary Alternative Medicine Health Care Providers – Scope of Practice and Provider Registry Act. Health freedom advocates were surprised to see a registration component on the bill and strongly opposed that aspect of the bill. The bill did not move forward in session.
Sunshine Health Freedom State Coordinator
Maryland Coalition for Health Freedom