Naturopathic Medicine in New Jersey

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

Action alert

Aiming to file licensing bills in 2020/ 2021.

In 2017, Assembly Bill 1937 and Senate Bill 1311 licensing bills failed. Bills were carried over from 2016. Bills would have defined naturopaths as primary care providers, allowing them to diagnose and treat disease, and order diagnostic tests. Would have established naturopathic regulatory board.

AB 1937 introduced by Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin.

SB 1311 introduced by Senator Joseph F. Vitale.

Want to get involved?

Contact your New Jersey Senate and Assembly representatives and voice your opposition to legitimizing the practice of naturopathy.

Not sure what to say? Check out these tips for speaking with lawmakers from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Sign the petition Naturopaths are not doctors: stop legitimizing pseudoscience

Information courtesy of Society for Science-Based Medicine.

Scope of practice

Naturopaths are not licensed or registered in New Jersey.


Licensing bills introduced in 2016. Bills never got out of committee.

Information courtesy of Society for Science-Based Medicine.

How to file a complaint

Physicians in the state are regulated by New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners. Anyone can file a complaint against a naturopath practicing medicine without a license. Complaints can be filed online.