"on May 10, AANP President Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, and I will meet with the American Medical Association (AMA) at their Chicago headquarters, along with other nine professions [...] to discuss the reality of modern day inter-professional collaboration [...]";
ah, of-the-professions claim.
"in 2009, the AMA targeted naturopathic medicine in its Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP), an effort to restrict non-MD and DO providers from enhancing their scope of practice to meet the level of their training [...]";
ah, the persecution claim. I've read that document, and it is, in my view, ACCURATE. Now, if NDs are allowed to practice to the full extent of their training, which for instance labels homeopathy a clinical science and the science-ejected scientific -- therein it is mistraining -- WOE TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS and FAIR TRADE. Result: licensed falsehood.
"the AANP, in response to their inaccurate misrepresentation of ND education and training [...]";
oh, snap! The science frauds are accusing the more rigorous organization of misfeasance. Talk about living in cloud cuckoo land and the reversal of all values.
"despite AMA opposition, AANP State Affiliates continue to gain ground, increasing scope and gaining licensure laws. Why? [...]";
my opinion: ignorant lawmakers and a gullible public and 'ye old lacking-in-scruples naturopathy'.
"committed volunteer NDs are relentless in their efforts to educate legislators on their education and training [...]";
now, a long time ago, a certain AANP document:
misrepresented naturopathy and set me down that rabbit hole. Don't trust their representations: miseducation and education are the same thing in naturopathyland. That's why they can name their school's "division of health science" and universities of "health science" when actually hugely NOT.
"our academic institutions and the CNME adhere to federal and state accreditation standards that mirror that of allopathic medicine [...]";
the 'A' word, because naturopathy is so fused with homeopathy. If allopathic medicine was the medicine of 1800 [and it certainly isn't modern medicine], then this isn't something to brag about.
"NDs all over the country, in licensed and unlicensed jurisdictions, maintain a commitment to the highest standards of the professionalism [...]";
hmmmm. The misrepresentation of homeopathy is merely one sign of naturopathy's knowledge, commerce and therein professionalism problems. E.g, here are five NDs that incorrectly label homeopathy "scientific" [from my Appendix I.05.p. which is AANP NDs T-Z]:
Tessler, N. (ND Bastyr 1983, DHANP AANP) states "homeopathy is an advanced natural healing science" [vsc 2011-01-17]; Thoring, T.C. (ND Bastyr 1999) states "is naturopathic medicine scientific? Yes [...] many of the individual therapies of naturopathic medical practice have been scientifically validated [...including] homeopathy" [vsc 2011-01-10]; Tweedle, A. (ND CCNM) states "naturopathic medicine is primary medical care that integrates modern medical science [etc....] health is restored using therapies from the sciences [...including] homeopathy [...] naturopathic physicians [...] are extensively trained in modern medical science" [vsc 2011-02-02]; Vandekerkhove, A. (ND BINM) states "naturopathic physicians are trained in the conventional medical sciences [...] they use therapies from the sciences [...including] homeopathy" [vsc 2011-02-02]; White, L.H. (ND UBCNM) states "naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...] are educated in the conventional medical sciences [...] they treat disease and restore health using therapies from the sciences [...including] homeopathy" [vsc 2010-08-07).
"evidence of that is reflected in our licensing laws and bills that require all licensed NDs to have graduated from CNME approved schools and pass the NPLEX";
hmmmm. The NPLEX falsely labels homepathy a "clinical science". What does the NPLEX guaranteed: institutionalized falsehood.
"carrying an active license to practice naturopathic medicine is indeed a badge of honor. It demonstrates commitment to your patients, commitment to continuing education and providing quality care, and commitment to advocating for laws that enable NDs to serve the primary care and prevention needs of at-risk populations across the country.";
hmmmm. I see licensed falsehood, which, where I come from, ain't honorable. Like Oregon's OBNM nonsense, now with a ".gov" stamp.