assembly Bill A4825

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to regulating the practice of naturopathic medicine

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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  • In Committee
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Feb 05, 2019 referred to higher education


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A4825 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 138 §§6850 - 6862, Ed L; amd §§1203, 1207 & 1301, Lim Lil L; amd §§121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L; amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§571 & 585, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10128
2017-2018: A5913

A4825 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine; establishes a state board for naturopathic medicine; establishes requirements to receive a limited permit in naturopathic medicine; establishes mandatory continuing education for the practice of naturopathic medicine (view more) requires licensed naturopathic doctors to report suspected child abuse.

A4825 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, BENEDETTO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Higher

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, the limited liability company law,
  the partnership law and the public health  law,  in  relation  to  the
  practice  of  naturopathy;  and  to  amend the social services law, in
  relation to the reporting of child abuse


  Section  1. Legislative intent.  1. The legislature recognizes that in
spite of advances in science and technology that have  resulted  in  the
American  healthcare  system  excelling  at  triage and in responding to
acute emergent conditions, there is an epidemic of chronic  disease  and
an unacceptable degree of iatrogenic disease in America. The legislature
recognizes that the economics of healthcare and the pursuit of scientif-
ic  advancement  have led to an occupational preference among physicians
for specialization, resulting in a shortage of primary care  physicians.
The  legislature  finds that licensure of the profession of naturopathic
medicine favorably addresses such problems, and agrees with U.S.  Senate
Resolution  221  of  the  113th  Congress  in  finding that naturopathic
doctors are skilled in preventing and  treating  chronic  disease;  that
naturopathic  medicine  is  a  safe,  effective, and affordable means of
health care; and that licensure of naturopathic  doctors  helps  address
the shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, while also
providing people with more choice in health care.
  2.  The  legislature  recognizes  that naturopathic medicine, although
encompassing primary and secondary care services, including many of  the
same  diagnostic  tools and assessment techniques as the medical profes-
sion, and having certain  Hippocratic  principles  in  common  with  the
medical profession, is not part of the profession of medicine as contem-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.