Naturopathic medicine laws by state

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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.

State Status Notes
Alabama Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated[1]
Alaska Button Icon GreenForest.svg 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".[2][3]
Arizona Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Arkansas Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
California Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Colorado Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Connecticut Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Delaware Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
District of Columbia Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Florida Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Georgia Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Hawaii Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Idaho Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Illinois Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Indiana Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Iowa Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Kansas Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Kentucky Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Louisiana Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Maine Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Maryland Button Icon GreenForest.svg 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."[4][3]
Massachusetts Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Michigan Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Minnesota Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Mississippi Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Missouri Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Montana Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Nebraska Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Nevada Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
New Hampshire Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
New Jersey Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
New Mexico Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
New York Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
North Carolina Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
North Dakota Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Ohio Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Oklahoma Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Oregon Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Pennsylvania Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Rhode Island Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
South Carolina Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
South Dakota Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Tennessee Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Texas Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Utah Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Vermont Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
Virginia Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Washington Button Icon GreenForest.svg Regulated Licensed and regulated by state law[3]
West Virginia Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Wisconsin Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated
Wyoming Button Icon Red.svg Unregulated

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