Naturopaths; Board of Medicine to license and regulate. (HB2487)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naturopaths; license required.  Requires the Board of Medicine to license and regulate naturopaths. The bill defines a naturopath as an individual, other than a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry, who may diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals, using physiological, psychological, or physical methods, and who may also use natural medicines, prescriptions, legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies, including light and air. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104046D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2487)
02/08/2011Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


J. Tyler Ballance writes:

Licensing QUACKS?

What next, Psychics?

Joseph Hanks writes:

If you are opposed to this legislation, the Virginia Chapter of Natural Health Professionals is too! Please join our efforts to STOP licensure that would give a medical license to people that have no business calling themselves medical doctors! for more info and to join the fight!