001. according to the NYANP Facebook page:
"Maryland's legislature passes [naturopathy] licensure bill."
Note: licensed falsehood marches on!
002. at MDANP you get the typical absurdity that any legislator who wasn't negligent should be able to figure out:
002.a. naturopathy's science claim, such as in "Practitioner Support Letter 2012":
"naturopathic physicians are trained in the scope of primary care physicians with a focus on disease prevention and use of science-based natural therapies to stimulate healing [...] naturopathic physicians are trained in the scope of primary care physicians with a focus on disease prevention and use of science-based natural therapies to stimulate healing."
Note: that "science-based" claim.
002.b. upon the patently not science supported, such as homeopathy.
002.c. and, of course, naturopathy's quite concealing language concerning 'the essentially naturopathic', in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" wherein we're told:
"[#1] respect the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes in the body an inherent healing ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic Doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this ability."
Note: ah, I WONDER what all that ACTUALLY means, which they have here decided WE DON'T DESERVE TO KNOW, and how that actual meaning relates to their label "science-based"?
003. it's up to the Governor of Maryland now, I guess, to approve this legislative subterfuge:
you can contact the Governor here.
Note: next up will be a look at the language of the law the Legislators, in their infinite and thorough wisdom, passed overwhelmingly.