SB 305 Passed!

Senate Bill 305, the sunset bill for Naturopathic Doctors in California, was signed into law on October 3rd, 2013. The passage of this bill is a wonderful victory. It ensures that the naturopathic profession will remain licensed in California until 2018, when the Naturopathic Medicine Committee will come up for review again. 
The stellar CNDA legislative team of volunteer doctors and our full time lobbyists worked closely with the state legislature as SB 305 made its way through the legislative process this year. We faxed in letters of support to all of the members of the Business & Professions (B&P) Committees and made numerous trips up to Sacramento to educate our representatives and testify at hearings as our bill went from the Senate B&P Committee, to the Senate floor, onto the Assembly B&P Committee, then to the Assembly Floor, and finally reached the Governer's desk, where it was signed into law on October 3rd. We are excited to report that we have a great professional report card with the state, have gained great supportive relationships with many of our representatives, and at each step of the journey SB 305 was passed unanimously!

THANK YOU to all of you who are members, those who have donated time, as well as additional funds to help us with this latest win! 

We depend on membership dues, donations, corporate partnerships and funds raised by our CE events to do this great work. 

For those of you who are not yet CNDA members or corporate partners, please join the community and help us continue to advocate for the profession. Together we can do great things!!!

To get a better picture of how the legislative process works in California, here is a handy chart:



Naturopathic Advocates

The CNDA is working to educate state legislative and insurance agencies as well as the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. We will continue to build relationships in the naturopathic community in an effort to optimize the impact of the naturopathic doctors in our state.