AOMA Phone Conference Points of Discussion 3/22/17
Present for the call:
Sarita Elizabeth Cox
David (Attorney & wife is in Acu school)
Drew Hendengier from CO
*47 States are now licensed:
*Why do we want Alabama Licensed?
-protect ourselves and the practices we have built
*Reason’s they will want us…
-access to medical care
*Reason’s other states want this to move forward..
~to have a national movement and support for the field
The Southern Poverty Law Center passed all requests to Andrew “Andy” Yerby (sp) (Senior Policy Counsel) at The AL Policy Institute-an avenue that may be of help in the future.
*Do we have the support to move forward with legislation in 2018?
*Insurance isn’t paying directly for Acupuncture because we will have to push for that politically after or in conjunction with license.
*Coalition of State Associations which now may be called Council of Coalition of States (**Drew, look into this**)
*Idea’s moving forward:
*Divide Legislative Areas- each person blankets their representatives and area (or neighboring area) so that we are sharing the responsibility of contacting government officials
*Hire a lobbyist ($35-54,000 yr)
*NFIB- we have been paying $195/yr to have a point of contact with them. We have yet to use it but would like to renew for the possibility of using it moving forward.
*Automatic Fax App- sends fax’s to different legislators office (**David, look into this**)
*Statewide Petition- both Dr. and Patient
* June 2017 – Next Phone Conference
* September 2017 – In person meeting
~Elect Board Positions and/or create committees (create descriptions of positions/committees)
Subject: AOMA annual phone conference
Date and Time 03/22/2017 7:00 PM US/Central (GMT-0600)
1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (712) 451-0200
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