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Naturopathic medicine laws by state
In the United States, regulations concerning naturopathic medicine vary from state to state. This list outlines the legal status of naturopathic medicine by state including scope of practice for each medicine.
|Alaska||Regulated||According to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, a naturopath may not practice without a license, engage in surgery, give or prescribe and recommend medications or call themselves a physician. Naturopaths in Alaska are limited to "the use of nutritional therapies, nutritional counseling, nutritional substances, vitamins, minerals, and supplements to promote health and to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, illness, and conditions".|
|Arizona||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|California||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Colorado||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Connecticut||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|District of Columbia||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Hawaii||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Kansas||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Maine||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Maryland||Regulated||"To become licensed in Maryland, a naturopathic doctor must attend a four-year naturopathic medical school that is accredited through the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited naturopathic medical schools train naturopathic doctors in the same basic sciences as MDs. They also provide training in holistic and nontoxic approaches to preventing disease, optimizing wellness, and treating various health conditions. The doctor must then pass a rigorous professional licensing exam."|
|Minnesota||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Montana||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|New Hampshire||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|North Dakota||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Oregon||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Utah||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Vermont||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
|Washington||Regulated||Licensed and regulated by state law|
- Licensed States & Licensing Authorities at The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- Statutes and Regulations, Naturopaths. commerce.alaska.gov. January 2014. Retrieved on 3 February 2016.
- Licensed States & Licensing Authorities, The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. naturopathic.org. Retrieved on 3 February 2016.
- Maryland Governor Signs Bill to License Naturopathic Doctors. naturopathic.org. Retrieved on 3 February 2016.