HB1087I-NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1087 -- Naturopathic Medicine

Sponsor:  Schoemehl

This bill establishes requirements for the licensure of
naturopathic physicians.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Prohibits the practice of naturopathic medicine or a person
to represent himself or herself as a practitioner of naturopathic
medicine, with certain exceptions specified in the bill, without
being licensed;

(2)  Establishes the Board of Naturopathic Medicine within the
Department of Health and Senior Services;

(3)  Specifies the membership, duties, and powers of the board;

(4)  Establishes certain criteria which must be met prior to
making application with the board for licensure;

(5)  Requires all persons wishing to practice as naturopathic
physicians to be examined by the board as to their fitness to
practice;

(6)  Authorizes the board to adopt rules, give exams, collect
fees, and employ personnel for the operation of the commission;

(7)  Allows the board to issue a reciprocal license to a
naturopathic physician who is licensed to practice in another
state if its standards are at least equivalent to Missouri's
standards;

(8)  Allows the board to adopt rules requiring continuing
education as a condition of license renewal; and

(9)  Requires the board to appoint a naturopathic formulary
advisory committee to advise the board and make recommendations
regarding the drugs and substances that may be administered by a
naturopathic physician under the orders of a physician.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am