New Mexico passes legislation to license naturopathic physicians

Mon, April 08, 2019 12:30 PM | Anonymous

During the 2019 NM legislative session the Naturopathic Doctors Practice Act (SB 135) was passed into law. Beginning in July of 2020, naturopathic doctors will be granted a license by the New Mexico Medical Board to practice as a primary care physicians when they have:

  • Completed an approved naturopathic medical education from an accredited four-year graduate level medical program similar to that of medical doctors, offering full-time didactic and supervised clinical training.
  • Passed a national professional examination.
  • Passed state jurisprudence and pharmacy exams.
  • Demonstrated good moral and professional character.

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