Naturopathic Medicine in New Hampshire

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

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Media Coverage

New Hampshire Passes Naturopathic “Insurance Equality” Bill. NaturoWatch. 2012. Stephen Barrett.

Scope of practice

Title: May use the title “doctor”

Prescription drugs: May not prescribed legend substances

Controlled substances: May not prescribed controlled substances

IV administration: Not defined

Diagnostic tests: Permitted to perform noninvasive diagnostic exams

Minor office procedures: Permitted

Spinal manipulations: Permitted

Childbirth/ midwifery: Childbirth attendance is permitted with a specialty certificate

Vaccine waiver: Not defined

Naturopathic assistants: Not defined

New Hampshire scope of practice for naturopaths

New Hampshire statues for naturopaths

Continuing education requirements

Naturopaths are required to complete 45 hours of continuing education every two years. Twelve of these hours must be in pharmacology and another 12 in specialty courses if applying or renewing a specialty certificate.


In 1994, New Hampshire enacted the Naturopathic Health Care Practice Act. It went into effect January 1, 2015.

How to file a complaint

Naturopaths are regulated by the Naturopathic Board of Examiners. Complaints must be submitted in writing and contain the following information (from the board’s web page on submitting complaints):

  • The name and address of the complainant;
  • If the complaint is made on behalf of another person, the name of that person and the relationship of that person to the complainant;
  • The date of the complaint;
  • The name of the licensee complained against;
  • If known, the business address and telephone number of the licensee complained against;
  • A detailed description of the treatment, action or event complained about;
  • The beginning and ending dates of the treatment, action or event being complained about; and
  • As attachments, copies, but not originals, of any documents which relate to the complaint.

Mail complaints to

New Hampshire Naturopathic Board of Examiners

Philbrook Building
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, N.H. 03301