Naturopathic doctors, licensure
VOLUNTARY NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR LICENSURE – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding voluntary naturopathic doctor licensure requirements.

RS31431 / H0632

This legislation makes minor corrections to the voluntary naturopathic doctor dual licensure statute. It clarifies the post-doctorate training required to obtain voluntary licensure and prevents policy overlap with other naturopathic licensure statutes. The legislation requires that an individual must enroll in and complete a naturopathic doctor curriculum of at least 160 hours from an accredited university as well as show proof that an applicant has practiced naturopathic medicine in Idaho for a number of years. This legislation does not change the underlying doctorate licensure requirement or the requirement that the underlying license must remain active and in good standing.

The only anticipated fiscal impact will be positive. These changes will allow the Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses to begin licensing those individuals seeking licensure, so the Board will begin to see an increase in revenue.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/22 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/23 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
03/15 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/18 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/18 Rules Suspended: Ayes 69 Nays 1 Abs/Excd 0, read in full as required – PASSED - 69-0-1
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Chew(Beazer), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber(Mendenhall), Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Cheatum
Floor Sponsor - Blanksma
Title apvd - to Senate
03/19 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/19 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Commerce & Human Resources
03/20 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/21 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/21 Rules Suspended (2/3 Vote - Read in full as required) – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Burtenshaw
Floor Sponsor - Anthon
Title apvd - to House
03/22 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/25 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/25 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/25 Signed by President; returned to House
03/25 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/26 Delivered to Governor at 3:51 p.m. on March 25, 2024
04/02 Reported Signed by Governor on March 29, 2024
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