NOMA statement regarding SB335
Share your opinions by April 20, 2021
東方醫學和西方療法是對等的 ，尤其是在亞裔居民被不公平對待、被排擠時，335 號法案的立法，令人擔憂。
內州東方醫學協會 ( N.O.M.A )啟事
Statement from Nevada Oriental Medicine Association (NOMA) regarding SB335
Nevada Oriental Medicine Association voices strong opposition to SB335
The Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD) is recognized as a healthcare profession around the world, in the US and in the state of NV. In 1973, NV was the ﬁrst state that granted the licence to practice Oriental medicine (refer to SB448).
Practicing Oriental Medicine in the state of NV required education, professional and clinical training from accredited colleges. The college of Oriental Medicine which approved by the NV state board of Oriental Medicine oﬀers a 4 year educational program with bachelor degree as one of admission requirements. The program of study includes basic science, biomedicine, and Oriental medicine (refer to wongu.edu). The Oriental medicine education is similar to other allied health professions.
The NV state board of Oriental medicine enforces standards of care and ensures competence within the profession. The practice of Oriental Medicine signiﬁcantly diﬀers from the other professions and should continue to have its own board that certiﬁes competency to practice, and assure patient safety.
Without the board of Oriental Medicine, the quality of patients’ care may be disrupted, and will potentially place the public at risk. It will also impact the future of Oriental Medicine Doctor’s licensing. The OMDs who respect their profession and value the quality of care would consider Nevada as a state that does not value the practice of Oriental Medicine and the competency of the professionals.
Please respect and value of the NV OMDs as a health profession, in alignment with medicine, nursing, physical therapy, chiropractic and others.
We ask you to support the NV OMDs profession and safety of the public by voting against SB335.
April 15, 2021