Naturopathic doctors; licensure requirements for practice. (HB784)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of naturopathy. Establishes licensure requirements for the practice of naturopathy. This bill establishes criteria for the practice naturopathy, including educational requirements, examinations, scope of practice, requirements for the promulgation of regulations governing the profession, and an advisory board to the Board of Medicine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084663588
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB784)
01/24/2008Continued to 2009 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/04/2008Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


Pat B writes:

Golly, here we go again. Why are we spending taxpayer money...
1) to regulate and restrict natural healing practices that are perfectly safe (by setting up a regulatory board and blah, blah, blah),
2) to give special privileges to less than 10 people in the whole commonwealth,
3) to shut down traditional naturopathic businesses?
This was a bad idea last year, and every year it has been introduced. Go away.