Bill Summary for S 467 (2011-2012)
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TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS LICENSURE ACT.Intro. by Hartsell, Apodaca.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends proposed GS 90-731(b) to delete language that recognizes that many therapies used by naturopathic doctors are not the exclusive privilege of naturopathic doctors.
Amends proposed new GS 90-732 to (1) eliminate the administration or provision of counseling services from the definition of naturopathic medicine and (2) specify that certain laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging that should be conducted and interpreted by a physician is not part of the practice of naturopathic medicine.
Amends proposed new GS 90-733 to (1) delete colon hydrotherapy, musculoskeletal manipulation, and other Board-approved therapies, modalities, procedures, and remedies for which the licensee has been trained and educated from the list of therapies, modalities, procedures, and remedies that constitute the practice of naturopathic medicine and (2) make a technical change.
Makes technical and clarifying changes to proposed GS 90-734.
Amends proposed new GS 90-735 to specify that no member may serve on the North Carolina Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Board for more than two consecutive terms.
Amends proposed GS 90-736 to eliminate the following proposed powers and duties of the North Carolina Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Board: (1) recommending and advocating for the establishment of one or more approved programs of naturopathic medicine in this state and (2) developing and implementing a plan for instituting a naturopathic doctor residency program no later than July 1, 2013. Also amends proposed GS 90-736 to add investigating persons engaging in practices which violate the provisions of Article 43 to the proposed powers and duties of the North Carolina Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Board.