Colorado State House of Representatives
United States of America

In July 1999, the Director of Registrations for the Acupuncture Licensure determined injection therapy to be within the scope of acupuncture practice. Injection therapy is the injection of sterile herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, or other similar-type substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles.

Doctors of Chiropractic with acupuncture certification receive an average of 4800 hours of postgraduate education including pharmacology/toxicology, venipuncture, botanical and nutritional medications, laboratory and physical diagnosis of all body systems, clean needle technique and emergency medical procedures. By contrast, acupuncturists receive approximately 2500 hours of training (varies by school) and, by Colorado statute, are not considered physicians and not allowed to diagnose using Western diagnostic techniques.

HB10-1416 is a bill that would allow Chiropractors with Acupuncture Certification the rights of injection therapy as been granted to Acupuncturists since 1999.

We the undersigned Citizens of the State of Colorado ask the State of Colorado to grant equal rights to Colorado State licensed Chiropractors with Acupuncture Certification in regards to injection therapy to that of Colorado State licensed Acupuncturists.

Please pass HB10-1416.

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