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NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL BOARD 

Mission Statement

The fair and impartial application and enforcement of the Practice Acts within the jurisdiction of the Idaho Board of Medicine.



CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

The Naturopathic Medical Board is an advisory body to the Idaho Board of Medicine. The Naturopathic Medical Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Medicine concerning the qualification of applicants for licensure of naturopathic medical doctors, along with regulation of existing licensees through application of the statute and rules pertaining to the practice of naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic medical doctors in Idaho may:

  • Use physical and laboratory examinations consistent with naturopathic medical education and training for diagnostic purposes.
  • 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.
  • Dispense, administer, and prescribe prescription drugs and medical devices as authorized by the naturopathic medical formulary as set forth in rule.
  • Perform minor office procedures
  • Perform therapies for which they are trained and educated, consistent with the provisions in the Scope of Practice.
  • Admit patients to a hospital at which they are credentialed and privileged to do so.
  • The practice of naturopathic medicine does not include the practice of obstetrics.

Starting on July 1, 2020 naturopathic medical doctors will be licensed by the Idaho Board of Medicine. The new NMD licensure will allow naturopathic medical doctors to practice primary healthcare.

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