Naturopathic doctors; Board of Medicine to license and regulate. (HB1040)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


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 »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104929D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1040)
01/23/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/30/2020Continued to 2021 with substitute in Health, Welfare and Institutions (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions