Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 554 -- Naturopathic Physicians

Sponsor:  Dixon

This bill provides for the registration and licensure of doctors
of naturopathic medicine.  The bill:

(1)  Defines the terms related to naturopathic medicine;

(2)  Prohibits the practice of naturopathic medicine without
being licensed;

(3)  Creates the Advisory Commission for Naturopathic Medicine;

(4)  Describes the appointment, duties, and powers of the

(5)  Gives the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
the authority to adopt rules, give exams, collect fees, and
employ personnel for the operation of the commission;

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

(7)  Provides licensing exemptions to naturopathic physicians who
are licensed to practice in another state;

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

(9)  Exempts licensed health care professionals acting within the
scope of their profession from the licensing requirements; and

(10)  Requires continuing education as a condition for license

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93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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