From 2015-2016 I was a member of NCCAOM's Hospital-based Practice Task Force. From these discussions, the committee created documents that are published on NCCAOM's website. These are available for free to NCCAOM® Diplomates and for a low cost to non-Diplomates through the website: http://www.academyofdiplomates.org/academy-benefits/hospital-based-practice/
Hospital Credentialing Toolkits for Acupuncturists and their Hospital Sponsors
- The first is a toolkit, "Credentialing of Acupuncturists for Hospital-based Practice: A Resource Guide for NCCAOM® Diplomates". NCCAOM® published this on their website July 2016.
- The second NCCAOM® toolkit is a collaboration with the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). “Credentialing Licensed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Professionals for Practice in Healthcare Organizations: An Overview and Guidance for Hospital Administrators, Acupuncturists and Educators”. Published by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). October 2016.
Scientific journal publications
Gale M, Hospital Practice: Recognition of Acupuncturist as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). Meridians: JAOM, 2016 3(4): 11-16, 41.
This is a public access article that is available in electronic and print format at the Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website or through the NCCAOM® Diplomate Academy website.
More background information from the endnotes of the Meridians article here.
For related information about Meridians and its resources on scientific writing in the field of East Asian Medicine, see these links:
Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Highlights of the Winter 2017 issue
Things to consider when publishing in scientific journals