Naturopathic Medicine in Puerto Rico

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

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Scope of practice

Title: May use the title “doctor in naturopathy”

Prescription drugs: Not permitted

Controlled substances: Not permitted

IV administration: Not permitted

Diagnostic tests: May not order but can use test results to diagnose

Minor office procedures: Not defined

Spinal manipulations: Not defined

Childbirth/ midwifery: Not defined

Vaccine waiver: Not defined

Naturopathic assistants: Not defined

Puerto Rico naturopathic medicine act (1997)

Continuing education requirements

Naturopaths are required to complete 36 hours in continuing education every three years.


Naturopaths have been licensed in Puerto Rico since 1997.

How to file a complaint

Naturopaths are regulated by the Department of Health and Board of Examiners of Doctors in Naturopathic Medicine. I was unable to find specific information pertaining to filing a complaint against a licensed naturopath in Puerto Rico.