The Global Professional
Association for Colon Therapy


"A Self-Regulating Educational and Certification Body
~ Unsurpassed for Certified Colon Hydro-Therapists Since 2009"




Governance

GPACT is a global association requiring its members to be responisble to ensure their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations regulating Colon Hydrotherapy in their area. GPACT advises colon hydrotherapists to check their local health authority, health ministry, medical board, liscensing body, or health department to learn what restrictions may apply to the use of a colonic device in your area. You may find a prescription is required before the client can recieve a colonic. Health and safety codes will have other information you will find useful.

GPACT is not responsible for providing any legal information; however, as information is provided GPACT will expand this list to help colon hydrotherapists know what is required for their clinic.

The following are known governing agencies for each of the following countries:

  • Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Canada by Health Canada
  • Dubai by Health Authority
  • European Union (EU) countries may be regulated by standards set forth by CE mark
  • Mexico by control by the COFEPRIS
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America (U.S.A) are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) and by state.
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
      Revised Statues Sections 32-2911 Amended Protects homeopathy and Native American Healing Arts
    • Arkansas
    • California
      2012 SB-667 Naturopathic doctors.
      2012 SB-1446 Naturopathic doctors
      2001 SB577 Complementary and Alternative Health care Practitioners
    • Colorado 
      2013 SB-215 Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Law enacted.
      2011 HB1173 License Naturopathic Doctors requires naturopathic doctors to obtain a license to practice in Colorado on or after July 1, 2012
    • Connecticut
      Naturopathic board regulates colon hydrotherapy
      2013 SB00873 An Act Concerning Colon Hydrotherapy Services
      2013 HB0544 An Act Concerning Licensure for persons who provide Colon Hydrotherapy Services
    • Delaware
    • Florida
      Rule No: 64B7-31.001 Passed in 1975. Florida Massage Board regulates and licenses colon therapy and requires National Board Exam for licensing.
    • Hawaii
      2015 SB-1216. Colon Hydrotherapy; Naturopathic Medicine; Naturopathic Physicians; Scope of Practice
      2014 SCR11 Colon hydrotherapy auditor study
      2014 SB2750 Colon hydrotherapy licensure
      2012 SCR38 Colon hydrotherapy auditor study
      2012 SB2334 Colon hydrotherapy licensure
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
      1976 Statute 54-1804 look at section(j) A person who administers treatment or provides advice regarding the human body and its functions that: ...
    • Illinois
      2015 SB1651 Colon hydrotherapy licensure Session Sine Die
      2014 HB3368 Colon hydrotherapy licensure Session Sine Die
      2013 H.B.3645 concerning Licensing of Naturopathic Doctors
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
      2005 SB189 Signed by the Governor. Becomes Act No. 334.
    • Maine
    • Maryland
      Passed;  signed into law by Governor.  Senate Bill 314, House Bill 402.  Naturopathic licensing bills.
    • Massachusetts
      2015 HB1892 An Act relative to naturopathic medicine coverage

      2015 HB1992 An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy
      2014 Did not pass; formal legislative sessions ended.  House Bill 4304 (amends House Bill 3674 by substitution of a new draft; HB 3674 itself amended House Bill 2003 & Senate Bill 1091 by substitution of a new draft). Naturopathic licensing bill.
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
      1999 149A Freedom of Access to Complimentary and Alternative Health Care Practitioners
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
      2014 S1190 Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act
      2014 A814 Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act
      2013 A4046 Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act
    • New Mexico
      2009 HB0664 Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act
    • New York
      Passed Senate; failed in Assembly. Legislature adjourned.  Naturopathic licensing bill, Senate Bill 4878, passed the Senate on 6/17/13.  Assembly Bill 7860.
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
      1994 Oklahoma Statue 59-480 
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
      2015
      HB516 Naturopathic licensing bill; Passed House now in Senate SB621 but not passed; Legislature adjourned. May 1, 2015: Referred to Consumer Protestion and Prodessional Licensure
      2014 
      HB216 Naturopathic licensing bill
    • Rhode Island
      2003 Statue 23-74-1 Unlicensed Health care Practices
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
      A colon hydrotherapist must use of a colon irrigation device under the supervision of a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. You must have a written order on file for each procedure from the Texas licensed physician. 
      Admin Code RULE §193.17 Nonsurgical Medical Cosmetic Procedures
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
      2009 Colon Hydrotherapy Sunrise Review
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming


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