Someone mentioned in blogs, inUSA, the first State passed acupuncture legislation was California. Actually it is inaccurate. California was in 1975-1976. The first one should be in Nevada in 1973, Maryland and Oregon Sates passed the legislation in same year.
Washington DC was in 1989(However, DC was the first place in USA where a first legal acupuncture clinic established in end of 1972, at that time, acupuncture was allowed, but without acupuncture regulation) .Virginia was in 1993年.
State Legislative Initiatives: The first practice act legislation was enacted in 1973 in Maryland, Nevada and Oregon. Today, 44 States (PDF), plus the District of Columbia have enacted practice acts(only 6 states have no legislation-Alabama,Kansas,North Dakota,South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming).
1973-Maryland, Nevada & Oregon
1974-Hawaii, Montana, South Carolina
1975-Louisiana, California, New York
1981-Florida & New Mexico
1983-New Jersey & Utah
1989-Colorado, District of Columbia, Wisconsin
1993-Iowa, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia
1997-Arkansas, Illinois, New Hampshire
2000-Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee