Naturopathic Medicine in Idaho

Page last updated 7 Jan 2018

Action alert


The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians states that naturopaths in Idaho plan to file a licensing bill in 2019.

Media Coverage

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 Licensing legislation was repealed in 2015.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

Download complaint form

Send completed forms by fax or mail to:

Idaho Board of Medicine
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0058

Fax: 208-327-7005

There is currently no online complaint process. You can call or email the board for more information: