TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-36.1
License of Naturopathy Act of 2017

SECTION 5-36.1-3


§ 5-36.1-3. Scope of practice.

(a) A license authorizes a licensee, consistent with naturopathic education and training and competence demonstrated by passing the doctor of naturopathy licensing examination, to:

(1) Order and perform physical and laboratory examinations for diagnostic purposes;

(2) Dispense or order natural substances of mineral, animal, or botanical origin, including food, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, botanicals and their extracts, botanical substances, homeopathic substances, and all dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that use various routes of administration, including oral, nasal, auricular, ocular, rectal, vaginal, and transdermal;

(3) Administer natural substances of mineral, animal, or botanical origin, including food, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, botanicals and their extracts, botanical substances, homeopathic substances, and all dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act using transdermal routes of administration;

(4) Administer or perform hot or cold hydrotherapy, electromagnetic energy, and therapeutic exercise for the purpose of providing basic therapeutic care services, except that if a referral to another licensed provider is appropriate for ongoing rehabilitation or habilitation services, the doctor of naturopathy shall make the referral;

(5) Provide health education and health counseling; and

(6) Perform naturopathic musculoskeletal mobilization.

(b) If a doctor of naturopathy is engaged in the private practice of naturopathy in the state, the doctor of naturopathy shall display the license obtained pursuant to this section conspicuously in each office where the doctor of naturopathy is engaged in practice.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 230, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 329, § 1.)