Wisconsin Alternative Health Care bill, SB 492, needs your help! Only one more chance this coming week to vote it out of its last committee.
Take Action Now!
This Tuesday, March 17, is a Crucial Deadline for Wisconsin’s Complementary and Alternative Health Care Access bill, SB 492/AB 546! Please Contact Senate Health Committee Chair, Senator Testin, to ask him to schedule SB 492 for a vote on March 17 by Taking Action Here.
We desperately need your help now because March 17 is the last voting meeting of the Senate Health Committee this legislative session and SB 492 hasn’t been added yet! If it’s added to the Agenda before Tuesday morning, then there’s still hope it can become law! That’s why we’re asking everyone to write to Chairman Testin ASAP by Taking Action here.
The bill has already passed the entire Assembly and has also been heard in the Senate Health Committee. But Senator Testin’s Senate Health Committee has not yet voted it out of Committee. If SB492 is not voted out of the Committee and sent to the Floor of the Senate next week, then the bill is dead for the session and we’ll have to start all over next year (i.e., find sponsors, get a draft bill number, circulate a co-sponsorship memo, wait for bill introduction and committee assignments, lobby for a public hearing in each committee in each chamber, lobby for each bill to be included on the agenda of a voting meeting, pass it out of committee, etc., and all the remaining milestones we still hope to accomplish this session)!
Thank you to everyone who joined NHFA in Madison for the public hearings on the bills in the Assembly and Senate Health Committees on Jan 7 and Jan 23, respectively. We made a strong case at each about why this proactive, solution-oriented legislation is needed to protect consumer access to unlicensed practitioners who provide complementary health care services in Wisconsin, including herbalists, traditional naturopaths, homeopaths, nutrition consultants, and many others.
But, the bill is still sitting in the Senate committee!!! Help us move it out by Taking Action here and spreading the word to your friends and family in Wisconsin. If the Senate Health Committee votes on it on March 17, it can then proceed to the Senate chamber for a floor vote. Please do everything you can to get the bill past this important milestone.
Together we can protect complementary and alternative health care practitioners who are vulnerable to being charged criminally for practicing medicine – or another licensed health care profession – without a license. And, in turn, your right to access and utilize their wonderful healing services. Take Action now.