NEWS . . .
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Stay in touch with the Governor of Mississippi . . .
John Dennery receives an official pen from
Governor Haley Barbour after signing
Mississippi Bill House Bill 458 -
"The Acupuncture Practice Act" - into law.
pictured left to right; Ayres Haxton, Dennis Holmes,
Governor Barbour, Jerusha Stephens and John Dennery
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Acupuncture Laws take effect in Mississippi
Memphis Commercial Appeal click here
Mississippi Bill 458 as Signed by the Governor
"House Bill 458 authorizes, for the first time, the practice of acupuncture in Mississippi
making this the 4th state to recognize acupunctue as a licensed treatment. Acupuncturists may perform the treatment for a patient only if the patient has a written referral or prescription form a physician.
Jerusha Stephens moved back to her native Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina after working as an acupuncturist in Texas for four years.
'I was surprised to learn that even though I had been practicing and was licensed there,
I couldn't be here,' she said.
After promoting a change in legislation for two years, Stephens will set up an office in the Jackson area.
'I think the number one issue is just greater access for the public,' said Stephens, founder of the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association.
Previously, only medical doctors could perform acupuncture, and 'there are only a handful of medical doctors here who were practicing,' Stephens said.
2015 Mississippi Committee Chair Appointments
House Speaker, Philip Gunn, released his committee appointments for the 2015 Legislative Session.
The committee chairs are below: Agriculture Preston E. Sullivan – Chairman Apportionment and Elections Bill Denny – Chairman Appropriations Herb Frierson – Chairman
Tick Tock . . . the 2016 Legislative Session begins
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon.