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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 51
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE LICENSING
54-5102.  scope of practice. (1) Naturopathic medical doctors provide primary care, including but not limited to the following services:
(a)  Naturopathic medical doctors may use physical and laboratory examinations consistent with naturopathic medical education and training for diagnostic purposes. Naturopathic medical doctors may order and perform diagnostic and imaging tests consistent with naturopathic medical education and training. All diagnostic and imaging tests not consistent with naturopathic medical education and training must be referred to an appropriately licensed health care professional for treatment and interpretation.
(b)  Naturopathic medical doctors are authorized to dispense, administer, and prescribe prescription drugs and medical devices as authorized by the naturopathic medical formulary as set forth in rule.
(c)  Naturopathic medical doctors may perform minor office procedures.
(d)  Naturopathic medical doctors may perform those therapies for which they are trained and educated, consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
(e)  Naturopathic medical doctors may admit patients to a hospital at which they are credentialed and privileged to do so.
(2)  The practice of naturopathic medicine does not include the practice of obstetrics.
(3)  This section shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

History:
[54-5102, added 2019, ch. 208, sec. 1, p. 635.]


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