Naturopathic doctors; Board of Medicine to license and regulate. (SB1218)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


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


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102625D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1218)
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/15/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2044.