OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
NATUROPATHIC HEALTH CARE PRACTICE
328-E:4 Scope of Practice.
I. Doctors of naturopathic medicine shall be authorized to use for preventive and therapeutic purposes the following natural medicines and therapies: food, food extracts, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, digestive aids, whole gland thyroid, plant substances, all homeopathic preparations, topical medicines, counseling, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, dietary therapy, naturopathic physical medicine, therapeutic devices, and barrier devices for contraception.
II. Doctors of naturopathic medicine may use for diagnostic purposes physical and orifical examinations, X-rays, electrocardiograms, ultrasound, phlebotomy, clinical laboratory tests and examinations, and physiological function tests.
III. Doctors of naturopathic medicine may prescribe nonprescription medications and therapeutic devices or use noninvasive diagnostic procedures commonly used by medical practitioners in general practice.
IV. Doctors of naturopathic medicine shall not:
(a) Prescribe, dispense, or administer any legend or controlled substances as defined in RSA 318 and 318-B, except those natural medicines as authorized by this chapter.
(b) Perform surgical procedures.
(c) Practice emergency medicine, except as a good samaritan rendering gratuitous services in the case of emergency and except for the care of minor injuries.
(d) Practice or claim to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, physical therapy, or any other system or method of treatment not authorized in this chapter.
V. Doctors of naturopathic medicine with specialty certification in naturopathic childbirth pursuant to RSA 328-E:12 shall be authorized to use oxytocin and pitocin.
VI. Doctors of naturopathic medicine shall be permitted to provide services through the use of telemedicine. "Telemedicine" means the use of audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.
Source. 1994, 392:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1995. 2020, 27:22, eff. July 21, 2020.