- The KSAA has been active in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014 to gain full licensure for acupuncture in Kentucky.
- State Certification. This was achieved in March 2014
The KSAA was founded in 2005 before the practice of acupuncture was certified in Kentucky. It was through their efforts that acupuncture became certified by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and legally available to the public.
Hinchley Bill HR 646
HR646, the Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act of 2009, is a bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that will add acupuncture to Medicare and federal health Insurance. It was reintroduced in the 111th Congress on January 22, 2009, as HR646.
The history of the Federal Acupuncture Act (H.R.646) dates back to 1993. Its sponsor,
Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY), has introduced this legislation into Congress for many years.
You can read about the history of the bill here: http://www.aaaomonline.info/hinchey_hr_646_fact_sheet.pdf
Track the progress of the bill here:
For more information read the AAAOM Medicare Fact book