Page last updated 11 February 2017.
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
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.
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.