Naturopathic doctors; Board of Medicine to license and regulate. (SB858)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naturopathic doctors; license required. Requires the Board of Medicine to license and regulate naturopathic doctors, defined in the bill 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


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105215D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB858)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20106523D-S1
01/30/2020Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2020Letter sent to the Department of Health Professions