Naturopathic Medicine in Kansas

Page last updated 3 February 2017

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Media Coverage

The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer. Science-Based Medicine.  10 February 2014. David Gorski.


Scope of practice

Naturopaths are registered in Kansas to practice naturopathy. They are not licensed, but their registration seems to be synonymous with licensure. This is different than how naturopathic registration functions in Colorado.

Title: May use the titles “doctor ” and “doctor of naturopathic medicine”

Prescription drugs: May prescribe very few legend substances, such as epinephrine, only under the supervision of a licensed physician in the state and with a written protocol approved by that physician

Controlled substances: May not prescribe controlled substances.

IV administration: May administer intravenous and intramuscular substances on the naturopathic formulary pursuant to a written protocol entered into with a physician

Diagnostic tests: May perform diagnostic testing

Minor office procedures: May perform minor office procedures.

Spinal manipulations: May perform manipulations

Acupuncture: May perform acupuncture

Childbirth/ midwifery: May not perform obstetrics.

Vaccine waiver: Not specified.

Naturopathic assistants: Not specified.

Kansas Statutes Annotated and Administrative Regulations for naturopathy (2013)


Continuing education requirements

Naturopaths in Kansas are required to complete at least 50 hours of continuing education annually. A minimum of twenty of these hours must be in a professionally supervised setting and a maximum of thirty hours may be in a non-supervised setting.


History

In 2002, Kansas passed the Naturopathic Doctors Registration Act. It was signed into law in May 2003.


How to file a complaint

Naturopaths in the state are regulated by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. Fifteen members make-up the board, including 5 Medical Doctors (M.D.), 3 Osteopathic Doctors (D.O.), 3 Chiropractic Doctors (D.C.), 1 Podiatric Doctor (D.P.M.), and 3 public members. There are no naturopaths on the board.

Anyone may file a complaint. There is no online complaint submission process. To file a complaint, download a complaint form and mail or fax it to:

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
ATTN: Complaint Coordinator
800 SW Jackson, Lower Level-Suite A
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Fax: (785) 368-7103

For more information, please visit the state board website or call (785) 296-7413 or Toll Free (888) 886-7205

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