Page last updated 19 Dec 2019
None. See history, below, for recent legislation updates.
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A 2014 report by the Department of Public Health found [naturopathic] education and training, plus passing the NPLEX exam, insufficient for prescribing privilege, a fact that has since been admitted by the Board of Naturopathic Examiners.
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Connecticut “modernizes” naturopathic scope of practice. Science-Based Medicine. 2014. Jann Bellamy.
Scope of practice
Title: May use the titles doctors and physician
Prescription drugs: Not permitted to prescribe all legend and non-legend drugs
Controlled substances: Not permitted to prescribe
IV administration: Not permitted
Diagnostic tests: Permitted
Minor office procedures: Not specified
Spinal manipulations: Permitted
Childbirth/ midwifery: Not specified
Vaccine waiver: Not specified
Naturopathic assistants: Not specified
Continuing education requirements
Licensed since 1920; had limited scope of practice until 2014.
Senate Bill 125 Failed in 2017. Would have allowed licensed naturopaths who meet unspecified requirements to prescribe medications defined in a formulary. The bill was introduced by Senator Theresa Gerratana.
House Bill 6250 Failed in 2017. Would have allowed licensed naturopaths who have medical collaboration agreements with physicians or advanced nurse practitioners to prescribe legend drugs. The bill was introduced by Representative Ezequiel Santiago.
Information courtesy of Society for Science-Based Medicine.
2014 Scope Modernization Bill passed
How to file a complaint
The Connecticut Department of Health investigates complaints against health practitioners. Anyone may file a complaint. There is currently no online complaint system. A complaint document needs to be completed and mailed to the Department of Health.
Mail completed form to:
State of ConnecticutDepartment of Public HealthPractitioner Investigations Unit410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12HSRP.O. Box 340308Hartford, CT 06134-0308