Acupuncture Regulation

Study Schedule
DATE & TIME
EVENT
WRITTEN MATERIAL
 Wednesday, August 27, 2003
 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sacramento
Advisory Committee Meeting
Agenda
 Thursday, August 28, 2003
 9:00 a.m., Sacramento
Hearing
 Agenda & Written Testimony
 Wednesday, September 24, 2003
 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sacramento
Advisory Committee Meeting
 Agenda with Presentations
 Thursday, September 25, 2003
 9:00 a.m., Sacramento
Hearing
(please note: this hearing was originally
scheduled for October 23, 2003)
Agenda & Written Testimony
 Wednesday, October 22, 2003
 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sacramento
Advisory Committee Meeting
Agenda & Written Testimony
No further public meetings are scheduled

Description of Study

On the request of the Legislature, the Little Hoover Commission is reviewing the regulation of acupuncture in California.  SB 1951 and AB 1943 requested that the Commission make recommendations on specific issues by September 2004.  SB 1951 (Figueroa 2002) comprises the core of the work required.  Key issues include scope of practice, educational requirements and examinations.  To view  the specific legislation which details the questions that the Commission will address, please select SB 1951 or AB 1943.

As with all Commission studies, public input will be important to the outcome of this study, and is encouraged to be in written form addressing the specific issues that the Commission is studying, per SB 1951 and AB 1943.

If you would like more information regarding this study, please contact the research analyst, Carole D'Elia.  If you would like to be notified electronically of meetings and events associated with this study and be notified when the report is complete, please send a request to little.hoover@lhc.ca.gov.

Useful links to web sites on acupuncture