Here's the press release issued regarding this miserable 2-week degree. The actual law suit can be read at: http://www.quackwatch.com/02ConsumerProtection/AG/AR/herbalhealer.html -------------------------------- Attorney General Mark Pryor Files Suit against Individuals Posing As Naturopathic Physicians News Release, August 12, 2002 The Arkansas Attorney General's office has filed suit against the Southern College of Naturopathy (SCN) d/b/a Southern College of Naturopathic Medicine; Gary Axley, D.O.M.; Herbal Healer Academy, Inc.; Mariah McCain, N.D.; The Natural Path Massage Clinic; and Robert Maki, LMT for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. This lawsuit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, seeks to enjoin these institutions and individuals from engaging in fraudulent, intentionally misleading and deceptive advertisements and business activities. According to the complaint filed by the Attorney General, the defendants offer "accredited" degrees in naturopathic medicine through accelerated and/or correspondence courses. Defendants advertise that upon completion of consumers taking the "accredited two-week accelerated course of study," they will be able to practice naturopathic medicine. . . . "The truth is, however," Pryor said, "that Arkansas does not license the practice of naturopathic medicine -- period." According to information obtained by the Attorney General's Office, the practice of naturopathic medicine in other states requires at least a four-year, graduate-level course of study from nationally-recognized and/or regionally-accredited naturopathic medical institutions. Only students who graduate from such medical institutions are eligible to take the national licensing exam for practicing naturopathic physicians (NPLEX). The defendants in this case hold themselves out to the public as being certified to diagnose, treat, and/or prevent varioushuman diseases by the use of certain remedies and invasive medical procedures. These activities present an immediate and clear danger to Arkansas residents who may be deceived as to the defendants' qualifications to provide medical treatment. "This is a matter of public safety," Pryor stated. "The claims made by this group are alarming."