Governor Signs New California Health Freedom Bill –  State Now “Wide Open.”

Today, September 24, 2002, is a very important date in Health Freedom History.  For today, California Governor Gray Davis signed into law the most important Health Freedom bill in world history – California SB 577.

The paragraph below contains PART of the language in the bill.  For Californians, section (c), below makes health care “wide open.”  Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Nutritionists, etc., are now free to offer services, without harassment.  To read the whole bill go here.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

An excerpt:

(c) The Legislature intends, by enactment of this act, to allow access by California residents to complementary and alternative health care practitioners who are not providing services that require medical training and credentials. The Legislature further finds that these nonmedical complementary and alternative services do not pose a known risk to the health and safety of California residents, and that restricting access to those services due to technical violations of the Medical Practice Act is not warranted.

California, the fifth largest stand alone economy in the world, has for some time led the nation in percentage (estimated at 75%) of health care dollars spent on “Alternative Medicine.”  Now, that percentage is expected to increase.

It’s OVER for standard Allopathic care in North America.

Tim Bolen
Consumer Advocate