Page last updated 11 February 2017.
Scope of practice
To qualify for licensure, naturopaths must have completed a 12-month naturopathic residency accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.
Title: May use the title “doctor” and “physician”
Prescription drugs: Permitted according to the formulary
Controlled substances: Permitted according to the formulary
- Utah naturopathic formulary (listed within the licensing act)
IV administration: Permitted, but not antimicrobials
Diagnostic tests: Permitted
Minor office procedures: Permitted
Spinal manipulations: Not defined
Childbirth/ midwifery: Not defined
Vaccine waiver: Not defined
Naturopathic assistants: Permitted to hire assistants
Continuing education requirements
Naturopaths are required to complete 48 hours of continuing education (CE) biennially. Twenty of these hours must be in pharmacology, and ten of those must be recognized as category 1 credit hours as established by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). CE rules are listed in the linked document above.
Naturopaths have been licensed in Utah since 1996.
How to file a complaint
Naturopaths are regulated by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Anyone can file a complaint. There is an online complaint system. Or, you can file a complaint by mail.
Send completed forms to
Attn: InvestigationsDivision of Occupational & Professional Licensing160 E 300 SPO Box 146741Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741