Naturopathic doctors; Board of Medicine to license and regulate. (HB2044)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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. The practice of naturopathic medicine is defined in the bill as (i) a system of primary health care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human health conditions, injury, and disease and (ii) the use of both naturopathic and traditional medical therapies to promote or restore whole patient health. The bill also establishes the Advisory Board on Naturopathic Medicine to assist the Board of Medicine in formulating regulations related to the practice of naturopathic medicine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102626D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2044)
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/28/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/28/2021Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (8-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1218.