E-News June 4 2019

FSOMA has been contacted by several members with information regarding policy changes made by certain radiology companies that no longer accept imaging referrals from Licensed Acupuncturists in Florida. 

FSOMA is now acting on behalf of Acupuncturists throughout the State and seeking clarification from this major radiology service provider to better understand their policy position.  FSOMA is working on behalf of the membership and the profession to ensure that Florida Licensed Acupuncturists are able to provide patients laboratory and imaging referrals as permitted and authorized under F.S. 457, referenced in FAC 64B1-4.008 and specified in 64B1-4.010.  We will update you as more is learned.

On a related note, FSOMA has affiliated with DHA Labs for APs to sign up with them for lab orders and testing.  They offer a wide range of testing services.  To find out more you can download the application form which has their contact information. Click here.

Did you know that Acupuncture Injection Therapy requirements have been moved to the schools? There is no longer a "Certification" requirement. This means the AOM Schools are having to offer the course prior to graduation and incoming APs licensed after Dec 2018 will be required to have AIT training. Basically the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee - a Legislative Oversight Committee known as JAPC, told the Board of Acupuncture several years ago that if Licensed Acupuncturists could perform AIT there was no need to have a "Certification".  The BOA then developed a rule requiring the training prior to licensing.  

Current licensees are not affected, you cannot perform AIT without being trained. 

Thank you

In This Issue...

CEU Classes

Business to Business Opportunities

Conference Registration is Open

2019 FSOMA Conference

Diligence, Compassion & Generosity
Early Bird Ends June 15

August 23-25, 2019
Wyndham Grand Hotel at Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32821

Click Here for the 2019 Conference Page 

Click Here to View the Speakers and Class Descriptions

Nominations are Open for the 2019 FSOMA Elections

Do you know a leader in your community? Do you want to serve your profession? Go to 2019 Election page and find out more.

CEU Classes

Go to the Calendar to find CEU classes & meetings
or look at Upcoming Events on fsoma.org

Certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture Seminar

14 Florida CEUs  14 PDA by NCCAOM. Approved by American Acupuncture Council.

Inna Melnikov, MSOM, LAc, DACM candidate, public speaker, writer, advocate for health policy change, 30 years of teaching and practicing integrative medicine. EvanstonAcupuncture.net

Date: September 28-29, 2019, 10AM-6PM.
Location: Datex Business Center, 10300 49th Street, N, Clearwater, FL 33762.
Registration fee: $500 paid through EvanstonAcupuncture.net.  

A Certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture will be presented to each student at the end of the course. This training qualifies for the coverage of practicing cosmetic acupuncture by the American Acupuncture Council malpractice insurance. 

Refreshments will be provided at the seminar.
To register for the seminar and for more information visit: EvanstonAcupuncture.net.
To register with the student discount, email to [email protected]

AIT in Orlando


ALL Florida Board of Acupuncture Certification requirements completely and thoroughly explained and covered in these weekend classes and MORE. 

Learn from top educators in Injection Therapies.  

History, Organ Theory, Orthopedics, Laws and Rules, Medical Errors, Herbal/Homeopathic/Nutritional Supplements, Equipment, Facial and Body Treatments, Practice Management, Concepts Differential Diagnosis, Anatomy, Contraindications, Special Advanced techniques in Trauma and First Aid.

60 CEU for Licensed APs

Students THIS class is for you. NOW Required for Florida Licensure.

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Florida

Choose Your Date (s)
July 13/14, July 27/28

Aug 10/11. Aug 31/Sept 1
Sept 14/15, Sept 28/29
Oct 12/13, Oct 26/27

Let us help you schedule your classes.  
Cost will be discussed during initial contact

Call: 727-521-0210
Email: [email protected]
Visit: www.btnedu.com


 JOB Board and Business to Business Opportunities

Discussions and Job Postings are available to members here  under the Business to Business Forum or posted on the Job Board

 Chapter News

FSOMA is encouraging local APs to form chapters and support networks. Let us know if you are interested in helping start a chapter in your area. E-mail us.

Central Florida  

Go to FSOMA Central Florida/Local Chapter to see the postings of events or contact Joshuah Jackson.

There is a Miami Chapter forming - contact us if you are interested. 

FSOMA Business Members - Support the Businesses that Support Us

We encourage APs to support those businesses which support our profession

Florida Acupuncture Association                Mayway Corporation
Assoc for Traditional Studies                     Modern Acupuncture
Blue Poppy Enterprises                             ProD/Healthy Seminars
Golden Needle                                           Qualiherb/Finemost
Holistic Billing Services                              Schlitt Insurance Services 
Kan Herb Company                                   Sear Enity Seminars 
KPC Products                                            Shafer Billing

Lhasa OMS                                                Lotus Wellness-Business Consultations 
Mahima For Life/ Greens Best                   
NET Mind Body
Optimantra                                                 Providers Medical Billing
To the Point Acupuncture Billing Solutions  

Florida State Oriental Medicine Association
PO Box 10066
Bradenton, FL 34292