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Senate Bill 4297 and Assembly Bill 5913 Licensing bills. Would allow naturopaths to diagnose and treat disease and employ a broad scope of practice including intravenous administration of substances, the ordering of imaging exams, and prescription of hormones. Naturopaths would have to complete a one-year residency to become licensed.
Information courtesy of Society for Science-Based Medicine.
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Contact your New York Senate and Assembly representatives and voice your opposition to legitimizing the practice of naturopathy.
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Sign the petition Naturopaths are not doctors: stop legitimizing pseudoscience
New York state of mind and naturopathic nonsense. Naturopathic Diaries. 2017. Britt Hermes.
Scope of practice
Naturopaths are not registered or licensed in New York.
In 2015, bill A07035 was introduced to regulate naturopaths and establish a scope of practice for the profession.
How to file a complaint
Complaints against physicians are investigated by New York’s Office for Professional Misconduct. Anyone may file a complaint against a naturopath practicing medicine without a license. More information can be found on the office’s website.
Send completed forms to
Office of Professional Medical ConductCentral Intake UnitRiverview Center150 Broadway Suite 355Albany, NY 122042719