Page last updated 12 February 2017.
Scope of practice
It is illegal to practice naturopathy in Tennessee. Naturopathy is defined by the 2010 Tennessee code as
nature cure or health by natural methods and is defined as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human injuries, ailments and disease by the use of such physical forces, as air, light, water, vibration, heat, electricity, hydrotherapy, psychotherapy, dietetics or massage, and the administration of botanical and biological drugs.
How to file a complaint
Physicians are regulated by Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. Information about complaints can be found on the state’s Department of Health website.
Send completed forms to
Office of Investigations665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 201Nashville, TN 37243