001. Senator LaValle writes in "Bill To Establish Naturopathic Doctors As Licensed Professionals In New York State Passes Senate" (2011-06-23):
"New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I- Port Jefferson) said today that a bill he sponsored to establish naturopathic doctors as licensed professionals in New York State has passed the Senate [...]";
because law makers make laws.
"this legislation also includes specific requirements for the education and residency training for naturopaths, the creation of a state board for naturopathy, and continuing education provisions [...]";
ah, the stringent monitoring of NONSENSE: wherein, junk thought poses as doctoral level health science.
"Senator LaValle said 'licensing [...] will offer the public a way to find qualified naturopaths [...] licensing naturopathic doctors is a long-overdue and critical step in the future financial and medical well-being of New York State [...]";
ah, yes because getting fleeced is good for us, by way of a qualification that requires that nonscience be falsely posed to the public as science. The Senator hasn't really done his homework. And it's so easy. See 002., below.
"licensure also allows for the creation of education institutions that train NDs in New York, which is not possible until licensure exists [...]";
and the AANMC apparatus then expands.
002. Wikipedia states in "Naturopathy":
"naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a pseudoscientific form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism [...]";
hear, hear. And it's as simple as that, the FIRST line in the entry.
and it references "Atwood IV, Kimball. C. (March 26, 2004). 'Naturopathy, pseudoscience, and medicine: Myths and fallacies vs truth'. Medscape General Medicine 6 (1): 33. PMC 1140750. PMID 15208545";
which I've yet to do a podcast episode on.
so, hear we go again with another round of legislative negligence this 2014.