Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration: News

SB17-106 Sunset Registration of Naturopathic Doctors

On June 2, 2017, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-106 Sunset Registration of Naturopathic Doctors. The bill implements the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies Sunset Review of Naturopathic Doctors, with modifications, as follows:

  • Continues the regulation of naturopathic doctors by the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations for three years, until September 1, 2020.
  • Requires insurance carriers to report to the director any malpractice judgments against or settlements entered into by a naturopathic doctor;
  • Adds naturopathic doctors to the list of persons required to report child abuse or neglect and mistreatment of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Clarifies that the naturopathic formulary that lists the medicines naturopathic doctors may use in the practice of naturopathic medicine includes prescription substances and devices authorized under the 'Naturopathic Doctor Act'; and
  • Corrects the name of the homeopathic pharmacopoeia as it appears in the act.
  • Specifies that a naturopathic doctor registered under the 'Naturopathic Doctor Act' may use the titles 'registered naturopathic doctor' or 'registered doctor of naturopathy' or the abbreviation 'R.N.D.'.

If you have questions about the bill or the regulation of naturopathic doctors, please send them to dora_naturopathic_doctor@state.co.us