Naturopathic Medicine in Kentucky

Page last updated 7 Jan 2018

Action alert


The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians states naturopaths in Kentucky aim to file licensing legislation in 2018.

Scope of practice

Naturopaths are not registered or licensed in Kentucky. Naturopaths cannot use the title “doctor” in Kentucky.


In 2003, SB 217 was introduced by state Sen. Gary Tapp. SB 217 failed to make it out of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee.

How to file a complaint

Physicians are regulated by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. Anyone can file a complaint against a naturopath practicing medicine without a license by filing out a grievance form and mailing it to:

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Hurstbourne Office Park
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

For more information, please visit the board’s website.