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
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.)