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65-7211.Authorized representations; unlawful representations; authority not conferred upon naturopathic doctors to engage in activities not conferred by act. (a) A person licensed under this act as a naturopathic doctor shall: (1) Use the letters "N.D.," when using the letters or term "Dr." or "Doctor" to identify themselves to patients or the public; and (2) be authorized to use the words "naturopathic doctor," "doctor of naturopathy," "doctor of naturopathic medicine," or "naturopath," to indicate that such person is a naturopathic doctor licensed under this act. A person licensed under this act may not advertise, hold themselves out to the public, refer to themselves or use the terms "naturopathic physician," "physician" or "naturopathic medical doctor" in conjunction with such licensee's name. A violation of this subsection (a) shall constitute a class B misdemeanor.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed under this act as a naturopathic doctor or whose license has been suspended or revoked to hold oneself out to the public in any manner as a licensed naturopathic doctor, or use the abbreviation of "N.D." or the words "naturopathic doctor," "doctor of naturopathy," "doctor of naturopathic medicine," "naturopath," "naturopathic medical doctor" or any other words, letters, abbreviations or insignia indicating or implying that such person is a naturopathic doctor. A violation of this subsection (b) shall constitute a class B person misdemeanor.

(c) No statute granting authority to persons licensed or registered by the state board of healing arts shall be construed to confer authority upon naturopathic doctors to engage in any activity not conferred by this act.

History: L. 2002, ch. 203, § 30; L. 2010, ch. 126, § 10; Jan. 1, 2011.



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