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Oklahoma senator seeks to regulate qigong, form of Chinese meditation, with new bill

Posted: 11:07 AM, Jan 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-29 12:32:31-05
China Qigong Master

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma senator is working to regulate a form of Chinese meditation in the state with a new bill.

Senate Bill 190, the Oklahoma Qigong Practice Act, authored by Sen. Dave Rader, would create a licensing and regulatory structure around the classical Chinese practice.

The bill would create the Oklahoma Board of Qigong, and the board would be "empowered to determine the standards associated with qigong practice in the state." The board would charge up to $300 for a licensing fee, and investigate possible violations of the measure.

Qigong would be banned in the state unless the person is properly licensed by the board. Those who are in violation of the measure would be subject to a fine up to $5,000.

Applicants for a qigong license would need to present proof that they have:

  • paid the required fees
  • graduated from a recognized and accredited qigong program
  • completed other examination, education or apprenticeship processes deemed important by the board

Read more about the bill here.

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