Page last updated 1 February 2017.
Naturopaths de-licensed in Idaho, practice expansion nixed in North Dakota. Society for Science-Based Medicine. 05 April 2015. Jann Bellamy.
Scope of practice
Naturopaths are not registered or licensed in Idaho. They may not use the title doctor or diagnose or treat diseases. Doing so may be grounds for investigation for practicing medicine without a license.
Naturopaths were granted licensure in Idaho in 2005 with the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Act. Licensing legislation was repealed in 2015.
There is currently no pending legislation in Idaho.
How to file a complaint
Physicians are regulated by the Idaho Board of Medicine. Anyone may file a complaint. In order to do, please specify the following information in your complaint form:
- Name of the health care professional
- Description of actions prompting the complaint and the time of occurrence
- Name and address of the individual filing the complaint
- Telephone number is optional, but helpful
- Signature is required
Send completed forms by fax or mail to:
Idaho Board of Medicine
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0058
There is currently no online complaint process. You can call or email the board for more information: