WAEMA Public Policy Action Alert RE: ARNPs Practicing Medical Acupuncture

Published: September 3, 2022

Please contact the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) to oppose Medical Acupuncture being performed by ARNPs!

The Nursing Commission Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners Sub-Committee has filed a CR-102, Proposed Rule, regarding the ARNP scope of practice and standards of nursing conduct or practice, and violations of standards of nursing conduct or practice. They are proposing a rule that would allow the practice of Medical Acupuncture for ARNPs without actually saying so specifically. WAEMA has big concerns about their public process in doing so. Please read the comments WAEMA submitted to the NCQAC by the August 26, 2022, deadline.

Read the ARNP Scope of Practice Rules Comments from WAEMA

The next opportunity to impact the process is at the rules hearing is scheduled for September 9, 2022 at 1:15 p.m. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available for  this meeting.

Attend the rules hearing in-person:

  • The in-person hearing will take place at the Spokane Convention Center in room 302AB located at 322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201.

Attend the rules hearing virtually online using the Zoom application:

Important Information for the Rules Hearing:

  • If attending virtually, in order to give verbal testimony during the rules hearing, you will need to access the meeting using your computer, laptop, or device. Your computer, laptop, or device must have speakers, and microphone in order to give verbal testimony.
  • If attending virtually and select to use only your phone, an option given during registration, Zoom will automatically enter you into the meeting in ‘listen-only’ mode.
  • The application cannot unmute individual callers who select to use only their phone to access the meeting.

If you are unable to use a computer or phone to access the meeting virtually and wish to provide testimony, please submit written testimony to .

For more information, please contact:
Shad Bell, Assistant Director of Operations NCQAC