President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday that allows people with mild to moderate magnetic disorder to seek out treatment through magnetic therapy.
The law also lifts the ban on the devices that help people with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and others who have severe paralysis.
The law, known as the Magnetic Therapy Treatment Act, or MTTAA, was signed into law by President Barack Obamas predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, who also signed a similar measure in 2004.
The legislation allowed for up to 30 therapy sessions a month, which was a departure from past administrations.
The White House says it will allow those with moderate or severe disabilities who have undergone the procedure to use it as a part of their rehabilitation program.
It was unclear how many people would receive the device.
Obama, in signing the legislation, also directed that the devices be used for research, teaching, and research in health care.
He did not specifically mention ALS.
The legislation is the latest move to ease restrictions on the technology, which has long been viewed as a treatment for severe forms of paralysis.
It’s also the latest step in an ongoing battle between the medical industry and the White House.
In February, the Federal Trade Commission sued the White house over the regulations, saying they unfairly hurt patients and could make it more difficult for them to access therapies.
The bill was written by Republican Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.