House Bill 4710 is now Public Act 140!
To everyone who supported this effort by making phone calls, sending postcards and emails, and meeting with your state legislators,
With the passage of HB 4710, Michigan now becomes the 47th state in the US to recognize the potential and promise of acupuncture for the citizens within its borders.
PA 140 (2019) adopts national standards of training and certification as a basis for practicing as a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in the state, which brings Michigan up to par with our neighbors and the rest of the country.
Safer, more effective, and more widely available acupuncture services will result!
If you have any questions about the licensure bill, or about the current regulation of Acupuncture in Michigan, please contact the MiSA Legislative Committee at: [email protected]
Long story short… Now that this is a public act our Michigan committee of acupuncturists will be working to make insurance billing easier. We hope that they should have their guidelines finished by the end of the year!!