Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 36.1
License of Naturopathy Act of 2017

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-36.1-5

§ 5-36.1-5. Prohibited acts.

A person licensed under this chapter shall not perform any of the following acts:

(1) Prescribe, dispense, or administer any legend medications or substances controlled pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812, and chapter 28 of title 21;

(2) Use, for therapeutic purposes, any device regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that has not been approved by the FDA;

(3) Perform surgical procedures;

(4) Practice, or claim to practice, as a medical doctor or physician, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, a primary-care doctor, a primary-care practitioner, a primary-care provider, a primary-care naturopath, a dentist, a podiatrist, an optometrist, a psychologist, an advanced practice registered nurse, a physician assistant, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, or any other healthcare professional unless licensed under this title;

(5) Use general regional or spinal anesthetics or procedural sedation;

(6) Administer ionizing radioactive substances for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes;

(7) Perform chiropractic adjustments or manipulations that include high-velocity thrusts at or beyond the end range of normal joint motion unless the licensee is also a licensed chiropractor;

(8) Perform acupuncture unless the licensee is also a licensed acupuncturist;

(9) Advise patients regarding prescription drugs beyond possible dietary supplement/herb — prescription drug interactions;

(10) Practice naturopathy in this state without a valid license issued in accordance with this chapter; or

(11) Use, in connection with the person’s name, any letters, words, or insignia indicating or implying that the person is a doctor of naturopathy unless the person is licensed in accordance with this chapter. A person licensed under this chapter may use the designation “DN” for doctor of naturopathy.

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