Regulatory Announcements

  • Tue, April 22, 2014 1:00 PM | Anonymous
    SB 1043 Allows naturopathic physicians to prescribe substances that are reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II after January 1, 2014. SB 1043 was signed by Governor Brewer on 4/22/2014
    To read more about this see the Arizona licensing board website.

  • Mon, April 21, 2014 3:10 PM | Anonymous
    On April 14, 2014, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill allowing for the licensure of naturopathic doctors in the state of Maryland making Maryland the 18th licensed state for NDs in the U.S. The first licenses will be issued to NDs by March 1, 2016.
  • Mon, April 07, 2014 11:00 AM | Anonymous
    SB 193, the bill that Governor Herbert signed into law March 31 in Utah, expands the definition of minor office procedures to include the percutaneous injection of FDA approved drugs or substances into skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints.
  • Tue, April 01, 2014 10:02 AM | Anonymous
    Minnesota has been a member since November 2012 with Jeanne Hoffman as Unit Supervisor. She has contributed her time and energy to helping the FNMRA by attending online meetings and being a vocal supporter. Ms. Hoffman is retiring after 27 years and 55,000 licenses. The FNMRA wishes to thank Ms. Hoffman for her contribution to the organization. We wish her all the best in her future adventures!
  • Wed, January 15, 2014 12:16 PM | Anonymous
    Welcome to our new associate member! Illinois has a CNME-accredited program the National University of Health Sciences and an active naturopathic physician association (ILANP).
  • Fri, October 04, 2013 3:00 PM | Anonymous
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 - October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.
    The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing "safe, effective, and affordable health care..." and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.
    Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine.  The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation's health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians.

    For detailed information and events visit the AANP's webpage to find a “one stop shop” for activity and promotional ideas and downloadable resources.
  • Fri, October 04, 2013 10:02 AM | Anonymous
    Naturopathic doctors currently are limited to prescribing from a formulary - a list of specific pharmaceuticals approved for naturopathic prescriptions that must be updated yearly in coordination with the Department of Health. Under the new rule, naturopathic authority will expand in line with a principle that governs other doctors' prescribing powers: no restrictions except those of their own "scope of practice."
  • Thu, September 26, 2013 10:03 AM | Anonymous
    Alaskan NDs have had minimal prescription authority for decades. New regulations now prohibit NDs from using or dispensing any substance that requires a prescription, including injectable vitamins. Full article.
    Read the actual regulations here.
  • Thu, August 22, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous
    The FNMRA is in the first stages of creating a disciplinary database of all NDs who have had disciplinary action taken against them in all US and Canadian jurisdictions. The database was a high priority identified in the initial survey of regulatory jurisdictions. The first step will be to create a list to assist you in your investigations of all initial applicants and current licensees/registrants.
    We would like your help in compiling the list of all NDs who have had disciplinary action taken against them in North America. To be most useful, we will need the participation of all jurisdictions. You do not need to be a member to submit information to us.
  • Thu, June 06, 2013 9:25 AM | Anonymous
    Governor John Hickenlooper today signed into law a measure to allow naturopathic doctors to register with the state to legally practice naturopathic medicine.  Colorado becomes the 17th state to do so, along with the District of Columbia.
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