Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 750 -- Naturopathic Physicians

Sponsor:  Faith

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, and collect
fees; and

(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

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:25 am