PLEASE Protect Acupuncture: Oppose Bill S565

Please protect the profession of acupuncture. Take 5 minutes and print out the following and fax it to these senators. Or just make a quick telephone call to register your opposition to this bill. PLEASE.

Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, Primary Sponsor
Senate Commerce Committee Members
Senator Nia H. Gill (Esq), Chairperson

RE: S565 Strong Opposition

Dear Senators:
I wish to express my strong opposition to Bill S565, which would allow Chiropractors
to include acupuncture and Chinese herbs in their scope of practice, with minimal

When I put my health and well being into the hands of a licensed healthcare professional,
I expect them to be fully trained and competent. Even though MDs practice acupuncture
with abbreviated training, chiropractors are not trained as MDs, and have inadequate
training in dealing with blood borne illnesses and invasive procedures. They also have
significantly less training overall, than an MD.

This bill significantly compromises public safety and consumer confidence by
allowing the licensure of lesser-trained health care providers and in allowing this
licensure, also lowers the standards of education of the profession of acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine.

Please Vote Against S565

Thank you.





Senator Nia H. Gill (Esq.)
Chairperson, Senate Commerce Committee
425 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
973.509.0388 phone
973.509.9241 fax

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak
Vice Chair, Senate Commerce Committee
985 Stuyvesant Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
908.624.0880 phone ext.17
908.624.0587 fax

Senator Nicholas P. Scutari
Senate Commerce Committee
1514 East Saint Georges Ave., 2nd Floor
Linden, NJ 07036
908.587.0404 phone
908.587.9312 fax

Senator Gerald Cardinale (DDS)
Senate Commerce Committee
350 Madison Ave.
Cresskill, NJ 07626
201.567.2324 phone
201.567.8514 fax

Senator Robert W. Singer
Senate Commerce Committee
2110 West County Line Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
732.901.0702 phone
732.901.0587 fax

Senator Stephen M. Sweeney
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
Thorofare, New Jersey 08086
856.251.9801 phone
856.251.9752 fax

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