Naturopathic Medicine in Utah

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

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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

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

Utah Naturopathic Physician Practice Act Rule

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.

Download complaint form

Send completed forms to

Attn: Investigations
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Or fax it to (801) 530-6301