SB577
ANMA
California Naturopathic Association
SB796
NHFC
OMNES ENIM LIBERTAS

 Who we are

The California Naturopathic Association promotes the knowledge pertaining to the original values of traditional naturopathy and natural non-invasive methods of living and healing passed down through the centuries. 
Health is invaluable - it cannot be purchased, conferred or bestowed. Health, happiness and a successful abundant life should not be limited to modern standards, ideologies or popular philosophies. Health must be nurtured through living in harmony with the universal rhythms of life, nature and the natural elements. 
The naturopath uses naturopathy to enlighten the public about being conscious in regards to their personal responsibility with their own health. The whole being - body, mind, spirit - is in direct correlation to how well the person lives in unity with the environment and him or her self.

GOOD NEWS!!!
             FOR A 115 YEAR OLD
                                     INDUSTRY....

WHAT WE DO NOW...

Nevertheless, as with all victories, one cannot become foolishly overwhelmed by immediate events as one might be more inclined to act recklessly or to forget the importance of acknowledging the now -more than ever- very present realization that we, the Affiliates of the California Naturopathic Association, the CNA Team and those we represent and therefore are responsible for, have a character of loyalty and diligence to prove to the Californian Legal System, to the opposing side, to those who confide in us and most importantly, to ourselves.

The best way such can be accomplished is by everyone of us to rapidly become educated of exactly what the law says must be followed as California Naturopaths.

In short, read the Senate Bill SB796, comprehend the changes, write yourself reminders, analyze yourself and make sure you follow the law unconditionally and completely.

WHAT HAPPENED...

After very intense, work-loaded weeks with very long days, we, the CNA Team, have an incredible announcement…

With the persistency and sincerity exhibited in the manner we administered contact to pertinent members of the Californian Legislative Body –Mr. Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblyman Evan Low, Assemblyman William P. Brough and Principal Consultant Sarah Huchel- in charge of the fate and characteristics composing the statutes found within the Senate Bill SB796, in specific, our latest stand to remove the Verbal Confirmation Clause Section 10.3645c(3) from these listed statutes contained within the Senate Bill, we have received an official response from Senator Hill’s Principal Consultant Ms. Sarah Huchel answering our concerns.


HOW WE CAN BE RESPONSIBLE AND CONSCIENTIOUS...

WHAT WE ACHEIVED...

THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT FOLLOW THE LAW, IT HAS BEEN AMENDED FOR YOUR UTMOST SUCCESS, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE LAW- PLEASE INFORM YOURSELF, INFORM THOSE AROUND YOU AND TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION.






THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE TO BE A NATUROPATH, TRADITIONAL NATUROPATH OR TRADITIONAL NATUROPATHIC PRACTITIONER NOW AND IN THE FUTURE IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU.


As the California Naturopathic Association, we defend Traditional, Non-Invasive Naturopathy and insure your right to practice BUT you are the key for us to continue to be able to do so in the future.


Our reputation of excellence must precede us; it is among the best weapons we have.

The motion we initiated to remove Verbal Confirmation Clause Section 10.3645c(3) from Senate Bill SB796 has SUCEEDED!!

















On Tuesday, September 5th, the Californian Legislative Assembly REMOVED the Verbal Confirmation Clause from the Senate Bill SB796 and can now be viewed via our CNA website’s direct portal for viewing the Senate Bill SB796!!!!









WHAT IS AMAZING...

The fact that we achieved the victory of retaining the titles of Naturopath, Traditional Naturopath and Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner during the recent confrontation we had with the Californian Legislative Body regarding the sunset of Senate Bill SB796, and have now successfully campaigned for the removal of the Verbal Confirmation Clause is nothing short of amazing. Especially extraordinary however, is the fact that because of the carefully calculated, more-than-meticulous, crystal clear and intellectually stimulating presentation of truths, actions, consequences, implications and scientific research survey-data from technical, economic and client-psychological perspectives which not only effectively signaled negative reactions, requirements, connotations, from our position, but those that would be simultaneously required or resultant of the overseeing institutions –the California Committee on Business and Professions- hence, the California Legislative Assembly was compelled to...

LET US GO FORWARD...

Thank You all once again for the effort and support exhibited; it has brought us to this new and exciting legal development.
We will once again continue to keep you updated CNA Affiliates; let us become an example to follow among California Associations!!


Not only remove Section 10.3645c(3) from the Senate Bill SB796, but the ENTIRE “C” CLAUSE FROM THE SECTION!!!!
The ENTIRE “C” Clause from the Senate Bill SB796 no longer exists!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The 13th Senatorial district, the 28th Assembly district, the 73rd Assembly district, the CNA and the entirety of California as Californian constituents are more than proud of the exemplary service and actions our extraordinary public leaders have exerted; they are the model to follow at the local, state, national and international levels.

Their attention and receptiveness to our situation has converted the struggles of these past months into total triumphs; it is absolutely apparent to us that our trust, loyalty and appreciation is not misplaced within our respective public servicemen and servicewomen.



What does this mean? Due to the entirety of the “C” classification being removed from the Senate Bill Sb796, the three sub-points listed underneath the “C” classification which included:
 
“(c)An unlicensed person may use the titles specified in subdivision (a) if the unlicensed person does all of the following:
(1)Complies with Section 2053.6.

(2)Provides a conspicuous disclosure in all marketing, advertisements, and other related materials that states, in plain language, that the person is not licensed by the Naturopathic Medicine Committee as a naturopathic doctor.

(3)Obtains verbal confirmation that the client understands that the person is not licensed as a naturopathic doctor prior to providing advice or arranging for services related to the practice of naturopathy over the phone.”

THE CNA WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY EXTEND A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

SENATOR JERRY HILL.

ASSEMBLYMAN EVAN LOW, ASSEMBLYMAN WILLIAM P. BROUGH, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT SARAH HUCHEL, FIELD REPRESENTATIVE JOAN DENTLER, COMMITTEE CONSULTANT VINCENT CHEE AND COMMITTEE CONSULTANT BRENT FINKLE.

This goes to say that apart from no longer being required to “obtain verbal confirmation”, it will additionally no longer be required to provide “a conspicuous disclosure in all marketing, advertisements, and other related materials that states, in plain language, that the person is not licensed by the Naturopathic Medicine Committee as a naturopathic doctor.”

  1. John Melnychuk talking about SB796 with 
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    John Melnychuk talking about SB796 with Senator Jerry Hill
  2. CNA - CHFC Meeting with Senator Jerry Hill at 
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    CNA - CHFC Meeting with Senator Jerry Hill at Menlo Park
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Jerry Hill
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    Senator Jerry Hill
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    CNA - CHFC Meeting with Senator Jerry Hill at Menlo Park
  5. Senator Jerry Hill & Michael Salas CNA Treasurer
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    Senator Jerry Hill & Michael Salas CNA Treasurer
  6. Senator Jerry Hill & Genesis Garza CNA Assistant
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    Senator Jerry Hill & Genesis Garza CNA Assistant
  7. Senator Jerry Hill & Julie Miller CNA Secretary
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    Senator Jerry Hill & Julie Miller CNA Secretary