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Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Organizations
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
Maryland Trade Center #3
7501 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 820
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 313-0855, fax (301) 313-0912

www.ACAOM.org
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMALLIANCE)
6405 43rd Avenue Ct. NW Ste. B
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 851-6896, fax (253) 851-6883

www.aomAlliance.org
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation
4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 428
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 937-5514, fax (323) 937-0059

www.medicalacupuncture.org
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
P.O. Box 419
Hygiene, CO 80533-0419
(303) 772-6726

www.aava.org
American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM)
P.O. Box 162340 (Mailing Address)
909 22nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-4770, fax (916) 443-4766
(866) 455-7999 Toll Free

www.aaom.org
American Association for Teachers of Oriental Medicine
P.O. Box 9563
Austin, TX 78766-9563
(512) 451-2866, fax (512) 454-7001
American Organization for the Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
1010 Haddenfield-Berlin Rd, Suite 408
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(609) 782-1616, fax (609) 782-1653

www.aobta.org
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
3909 National Drive, Suite 125
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(301) 476-7790, fax (301) 476-7792

www.CCAOM.org
Federation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Regulatory Agencies (FAOMRA)
Penny Heisler, FAOMRA Treasurer
Maryland Board of Acupuncture
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-4766 or TOLL FREE at 1 (800) 530-2481

www.faomra.com
International Academy of Medical Acupuncture Inc.
P.O. Box 1003
Carefree
Arizona 85377
1 (800) 327-1113

www.IAMA.edu
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
P.O. Box 271395
Ft. Collins, CO 80527
(970) 266-0666, fax (970) 266-0777

www.ivas.org
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
P.O. Box 1927
Vancouver, WA 98668-1927
(360) 254-0186, toll free (888) 765-NADA, fax (360) 260-8620

www.AcuDetox.com
National Acupuncture Foundation (NAF)
P.O. Box 137

Chaplin, CT 06235
Phone: (860) 455-4424
Email: director@nationalacupuncturefoundation.org

www.nationalacupuncturefoundation.org
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
11 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-9004, fax (703) 548-9079

www.nccaom.org
North American Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
www.nacaom.org
Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)
PMB 106-241
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-2143
(301) 571-0624

www.acupunctureresearch.org
State Regulatory Agencies

ALASKA
Ms. P.J. Gingras
Division of Occupational Licensing-Acupuncture
PO Box 11086
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(907) 465-2695
(907) 465-2974 FAX
www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/

ARIZONA
Mr. Allen Imig
Acupuncture Board of Examiners
1400 West Washington, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
(602) 542-3093 FAX
www.azacuboard.az.gov
ARKANSAS
Board of Acupuncture and Related Techniques
813 West 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 683-3583
(501) 244-2333 FAX
www.asbart.org
CALIFORNIA
Ms. Marilyn Nielsen
Department of Consumer Affairs
Acupuncture Board
444 North 3rd Street, Suite 260
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 445-3021
(916) 445-3015 Fax
www.acupuncture.ca.gov
COLORADO
Mr. Kevin Heupel
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Office of Acupuncturists Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1340
Denver, CO 80202-5140
(303) 894-7429
(303) 894-7764
www.dora.state.co.us/acupuncturists
CONNECTICUT
Ms. Lawanda Scott
Department of Public Health
Acupuncture Licensing Section
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-8388
(860) 509-8457 FAX
www.dph.state.ct.us
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Mr. Jim Granger, Jr.
Department of Health
Advisory Committee on Acupuncture
825 North Capitol Street NE, Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-4777
(202) 442-9431 Fax
www.dchealth.dc.gov
FLORIDA
Ms. Ronda Bryan
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Board of Acupuncture
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin #C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-4586
(850)921-6184 FAX
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/acupunct/acu_home.html
GEORGIA
Ms. LaSharn Hughes
Georgia Board of Medical Examiners
2 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3159
(404) 656-3913
(404) 656-9723 FAX
www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/
HAWAII
Ms. Christine Rutkowski
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Board of Acupuncture
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-3000 (application information)
FAX: not available
www.state.hi.us/dcca
IDAHO
Ms. Sandee Hitesman
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Board of Acupuncture
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233
(208) 334-3945 Fax
https://www.ibol.idaho.gov/acu.htm
ILLINOIS
Ms. Sandra Dunn
Department of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 782-8556
(217) 524-2169 FAX
(217) 524-6735 TDD
http://www.ildfpr.com/
INDIANA
Ms. Angela Smith-Jones, J.D.
Health Professions Bureau
Medical Licensing Board
402 West Washington, Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-2060
(317) 233-4236 FAX
www.state.in.us/hpb/
IOWA
Ms. Amy Van Maanen
Board of Medical Examiners
400 SW 8th Street, Suite C
Des Moines, IA 50309-4686
(515) 281-6492
(515) 242-5908 FAX
www.docboard.org/ia/
LOUISIANA
Ms. Sandra Broussard
Board of Medical Examiners
630 Camp Street
PO Box 30250
New Orleans, LA 70112-1449
(504) 568-6820 ext 227
(504) 599-0503 FAX
www.lsbme.org
MAINE
Ms. Geraldine L. Betts, Administrator
Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing and Registration
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-8600
(207) 624-8637 FAX
(207) 624-8563 TDD
www.maineprofessionalreg.org
MARYLAND
Ms. Penny Heisler
Board of Acupuncture
Room 321
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-4766 / (800) 530-2481
(410) 358-7258 FAX
www.dhmh.state.md.us/bacc
MASSACHUSETTS
Ms. Ann Marie Casey
Board of Registration in Medicine
Committee on Acupuncture
560 Harrison Avenue, Suite G4
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 654-9869
(617) 357-8453
www.massmedboard.org/acupuncture
MINNESOTA
Ms. Jeanne Hoffman
Board of Medical Practice
University Park Plaza
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
(612) 617-1230
(612) 617-2166 FAX
www.bmp.state.mn.us
MISSOURI
Ms. Loree Kessler
Acupuncturist Advisory Committee
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
(573) 526-1555
(573) 751-0735 FAX
http://pr.mo.gov
MONTANA
Ms. Evie Martin
Department of Labor and Industry
Board of Medical Examiners
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2364
(406) 841-2343 FAX
www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/bsd
NEBRASKA
Ms. Vicki Bumgarner
Nebraska Health and Human Services
Credentialing Division
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-4911
(402) 471-3577 FAX
(402) 471-9570 TDD
www.state.ne.us
NEVADA
Ms. Amy Richards
Board of Oriental Medicine
9775 S Maryland Parkway, Suite F-280
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 837-8921
(702) 914-8921 FAX
www.oriental_medicine.state.nv.us
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ms. Ruth Walter, Licensing Clerk
Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Program Support
129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building
Concord, NH 03301-3857
(603) 271-0853
(603) 271-5590 FAX
www.dhhs.nh.gov
NEW JERSEY
Ms. Terri Goldberg
Division of Consumer Affairs
Board of Medical Examiners
Acupuncture Examining Board
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 273-8092
(973) 273-8075 FAX
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm
NEW MEXICO
Ms. Rosemarie Ortiz
Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 476-4630
(505) 476-4545
www.rld.state.nm.us
NEW YORK
Ms. Ronnie Hausheer
New York Board for Acupuncture
Education Building, 2W
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3817 Ext. 100
(518) 486-4846 FAX
www.op.nysed.gov/acupun.htm
NORTH CAROLINA
Ms. Paola Ribadeneira
Acupuncture Licensing Board
PO Box 10686
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 821-3008
(919) 833-5743 FAX
www.ncalb.state.nc.us
OHIO
Mr. Tom Dilling, J.D., Director
Ohio State Medical Board
77 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6127
(614) 466-3934
(614) 728-5946 FAX
www.med.ohio.gov
OREGON
Ms. Diana Dolstra
Board of Medical Examiners
620 Crowne Plaza
1500 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5770
(503) 229-5770
(503) 229-6543 FAX
www.bme.state.or.us
PENNSYLVANIA
Ms. Gina Bittner
Board of Medicine
Board of Osteopathic Medicine
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 783-4858
(717) 783-7769 FAX
www.dos.state.pa.us
RHODE ISLAND
Ms. Kelly Doyle
Department of Health and Professional Regulation
Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2828
(401) 222-1272 FAX
www.health.state.ri.us
SOUTH CAROLINA
Ms. Annette Disher
Department of Labor and Licensing
Board of Medical Examiners
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
PO Box 11289
Columbia, SC 29211-1289
(803) 896-4500
(803) 896-4515 FAX
www.llr.state.sc.us
TENNESEE
Ms. Marsha Arnold
Advisory Committee for Acupuncture
Cordell Hull Building, 1st Floor
425 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
(615) 532-4384
(615) 253-4484 FAX
www.state.tn.us/health
TEXAS
Mr. Tim Speer
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
PO Box 2018, MC-231
Austin, TX 78768-2018
(512) 305-7067
(512) 305-9416 FAX
www.tsbme.state.tx.us
UTAH
Mr. Daniel T. Jones, Bureau Manager
Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South, Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(801) 530-6767
(801) 530-6511
www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/acupuncture.html
VERMONT
Ms. Loris Rollins, Unit Administrator
Office of Professional Regulation
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
(802) 828-2191
(802) 828-2465 FAX
www.vtprofessionals.org
VIRGINIA
Ms. Ola Powers/Ms. Pam Nicholson
Board of Medicine
6603 West Broad Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
(804) 662-7405
(804) 662-7281
www.dhp.virginia.gov
WASHINGTON
Ms. Vicki Brown
Department of Health
Health Professions Quality Assurance
310 Israel Road
PO Box 47860
Tumwater WA 98501-7860
(360) 236-4865
(360) 664-9077 FAX
www.dol.wa.gov/main/biglist.htm
WEST VIRGINIA
Mr. C.P. Negri, President
Board of Acupuncture
364 High Street, Suite 203
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 529-4558
(304) 529-3710 FAX
www.wvs.state.wv.us/acupuncture
WISCONSIN
Dr. Kimberly M. Nania, Director
Cathy Pond, Credentialing Administrator
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Bureau of Health Service Professions
Acupuncture Certification
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-2112
(608) 267-3816 FAX
http://drl.wi.gov
Other Links

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog
Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen
770 Mass. Ave.
P.O. Box 391108
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 825-3368, fax (617) 825-9116
www.camlawblog.com

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
5401 W 10th Street, Suite 101
Greeley, CO 80634-4400
(970) 356-3500, fax (970) 356-3599
www.fclb.org
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCCAM Clearinghouse
PO Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
toll free (888) 644-6226, fax (866) 464-3616
www.nccam.nih.gov
National Chiropractic Board of Examiners
901 54th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80634
(970) 356-9100
www.ncbe.org
North American Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NACAOM) (formerly the NAFTA Commission)
PO Box 726
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
www.nacaom.org
Society for Acupuncture Research
www.acupunctureresearch.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
(202) 619-0257, toll free (877) 696-6775

World Health Organization
Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture (document)
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1999/WHO_EDM_TRM_99.1.pdf

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