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

(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

(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