Current Legislative Issues and Alerts
Colorado Scores Victory for Natural Health Practitioners
In the 2013 legislative session, Colorado passed two bills with important implications for natural health providers:
This bill established a Right to Practice for approximately 10,000 natural health providers (NHPs) in the state, and as such, was a major victory! For the first time in the state’s history, NHPs can practice without fear of restriction or regulation, so long as they provide a specified written disclosure to each client, do not engage in acts prohibited by the bill, and do not violate practice acts regulating licensed, certified or registered health care professionals.
This bill limits the use of the “N.D.” or “Naturopathic Doctor” title to those who were educated at an Accredited educational institution (accredited by a government-recognized accrediting agency). Individuals Certified by ANCB as a “CTN,” or “Certified Traditional Naturopath,” are free to practice with this title.