Naturopathic Medicine in Montana

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

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Scope of practice

Title: May use title “doctor”

  • Not allowed to sell supplements and other items recommended in practice if there is a store within a 10 mile radius that sells the recommended items

Prescription drugs: Not permitted to prescribe legend substances with the exceptions of some antibiotics, some hormones, and some expectorants and mucolytics.

Controlled substances: Not permitted to prescribe controlled substances

IV administration: May administer some substances, see formulary

Diagnostic tests: May perform and order diagnostic exams

Minor office procedures: Permitted

Spinal manipulations: Not defined

Childbirth/ midwifery: Naturopathic childbirth attendance is permitted with a certification of specialty practice

Vaccine waiver: Not defined

Naturopathic assistants: Not defined

2019 Montana naturopathic code

Continuing education requirements

Naturopaths are required to complete 15 hours in continuing education annually with five hours in pharmacology.


In 1991, Montana passed the Naturopathic Health Care Practice Act to regulate lay midwives and naturopathic physicians.

How to file a complaint

Naturopaths are regulated by the Montana Board of Alternative Health Care. Anyone may file a complaint.

Download complaint form

Mail completed forms to

Business Standards Division
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200514
Helena, MT 59620-0514

General information about complaints against naturopaths can be found here.