Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would make fracking even more dangerous and less regulated. Unfortunately, the bill has already passed the House and is now going to the Senate.
A recent House bill, Penn HB 516, is threatening the practice of colon hydrotherapy in Pennsylvania and its availability to the public. Created as a bill to provide licensure to naturopathic physicians, it specifically outlines colon hydrotherapy as included in the scope of practice of a licensed naturopath. If this bill is passed without modification, Pennsylvanians will lose their right to retain their current service providers. Requiring residents to seek out a licensed naturopath for colon hydrotherapy will: (1) limit access to the therapy, and (2) have a huge impact on small businesses that currently provide the service.