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Naturopathic Doctor Terminology And Disclosure

Concerning modifications to the "Naturopathic Doctor Act", and, in connection therewith, requiring a naturopathic doctor to disclose that the naturopathic doctor is registered and updating the terms that a naturopathic doctor may use.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Naturopathic doctors - mandatory disclosures - terminology. The act:

  • Requires that, before examining a patient, a naturopathic doctor disclose that the naturopathic doctor is registered and not licensed;
  • Removes the requirement that naturopathic doctors use the term "registered" in the naturopathic doctor's title;
  • Requires a naturopathic doctor to qualify any specialty services provided to the public with "naturopathic" or "naturopath"; and
  • Clarifies the circumstances under which a naturopathic doctor may use the term "physician".
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/29/2018 Signed Act PDF
    05/22/2018 Final Act PDF
    05/09/2018 Rerevised PDF
    05/08/2018 Revised PDF
    05/03/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    05/02/2018 Engrossed PDF
    04/27/2018 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details