Acupuncture referral requirement removed

Lawmakers passed a bill March 23 removing a requirement that an individual receive a letter of referral from a medical practitioner before seeking services from a licensed acupuncturist.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Mark Kolterman'>Sen. Mark Kolterman</a>
Sen. Mark Kolterman

Under LB19, introduced by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, a licensed acupuncturist instead is required to refer a patient to an appropriate practitioner if his or her symptoms are beyond the training, experience or competence of the acupuncturist.

LB19 passed on a 46-0 vote.

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