466.02(2)(a)1. 1. Any person lawfully practicing within the scope of a license, permit, registration, or certification granted by this state or the federal government.
466.02(2)(a)2. 2. The provision of information in connection with the sale of vitamins or herbs.
466.02(2)(a)3. 3. The provision of advice regarding the use of a therapy, including herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, or other nondrug or nonsurgical therapy.
466.02(2)(a)4. 4. Any individual acting under an exemption from the requirement to obtain a license to practice medicine and surgery under s. 448.03 (2), to the extent that the individual's activities also fall within the practice of naturopathic medicine.
466.02(2)(a)5. 5. Any person who is providing patient services as directed, supervised, and inspected by a naturopathic doctor who has the power to direct, decide, and oversee the implementation of the patient services rendered.
466.02(2)(b) (b) Subsection (1) (a) and (b) does not require a license for any of the following:
466.02(2)(b)1. 1. The practice of naturopathic medicine by an individual employed by the federal government while the individual is engaged in the performance of duties prescribed by federal law.
466.02(2)(b)2. 2. A person who is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine in another state or country and is providing consultation to or with or a demonstration to or with a naturopathic doctor who is licensed under this chapter.
466.02(2)(b)3. 3. The practice of naturopathic medicine by a student enrolled in an approved naturopathic medical program that qualifies under s. 466.04 (1) (d) 1., provided that the performance of services is pursuant to a course of instruction or assignments from an instructor and is under the supervision of the instructor. The student shall use the title “ND candidate” with the intended year of graduation.
466.02(3) (3)The board may, by rule, establish additional exemptions from the prohibitions under sub. (1).
Effective date note NOTE: This section is created eff. 3-1-24 by 2021 Wis. Act 130.
466.02 History History: 2021 a. 130.
466.03 466.03 Duties and powers of examining board.
466.03(1)(1)The board shall promulgate rules that establish all of the following:
466.03(1)(a) (a) Standards of practice for and a code of ethics governing the professional conduct of naturopathic doctors and limited-scope naturopathic doctors.
466.03(1)(b) (b) Continuing education requirements for applicants seeking renewal of a naturopathic doctor license under this chapter.
466.03(1)(bm) (bm) Continuing education requirements for applicants seeking renewal of a limited-scope naturopathic doctor license under this chapter. The board shall accept qualifying training that is completed to satisfy the requirement under s. 466.04 (2) (b) 5. d. as qualifying continuing education under this paragraph.
466.03(1)(c) (c) Examination standards and requirements for purposes of examinations required under s. 466.04 (1) (e), including required passing scores for examinations and the times when examinations are offered.
466.03(2) (2)The board may promulgate rules to do any of the following:
466.03(2)(a) (a) Further interpret s. 466.01 (6) (a) and (c), including to identify diagnostic, therapeutic, or other practices or procedures that may be used by naturopathic doctors. The board may not authorize a naturopathic doctor to engage in any practice excluded from the definition of naturopathic medicine under s. 466.01 (6) (c) or otherwise expand the scope of practice of a naturopathic doctor or limited-scope naturopathic doctor beyond what is specified under s. 466.01 (6) (a).
466.03(2)(am) (am) Expressly prohibit diagnostic, therapeutic, or other practices.
466.03(2)(b) (b) Establish character and fitness requirements for initial licensure or renewal of a license under this chapter and evidence required to demonstrate satisfaction of such requirements.
466.03(2)(c) (c) Establish physical and mental competency requirements for initial licensure or renewal of a license under this chapter and evidence required to demonstrate satisfaction of such requirements.
466.03(2)(d) (d) Establish evidence of professional competency requirements for initial licensure or renewal of a license under this chapter, including evidence relating to an applicant's licensure status in other states.
466.03(2)(e) (e) Establish additional clinical, practical, or residency requirements for initial licensure under this chapter.
466.03(2)(f) (f) Adopt minimum malpractice insurance requirements for naturopathic doctors and limited-scope naturopathic doctors.
466.03(3) (3)The board may, for purposes of s. 466.04 (1) (d) 1. e., 2. d., 3. d., and 4. e., disqualify any naturopathic medical program if the board determines the program does not adequately prepare students to practice naturopathic medicine.
466.03 History History: 2021 a. 130.
466.04 466.04 License; renewal.
466.04(1)(1)Naturopathic doctor license. The board shall grant a naturopathic doctor license to a person who does all of the following:
466.04(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
466.04(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
466.04(1)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant does not have an arrest or a conviction record.
466.04(1)(d) (d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has completed one of the following:
466.04(1)(d)1. 1. A naturopathic medical education program offered in the United States that satisfies all of the following:
466.04(1)(d)1.a. a. The program provides the degree of doctor of naturopathy or doctor of naturopathic medicine.
466.04(1)(d)1.b. b. The program offers graduate-level, full-time, didactic and supervised clinical training.
466.04(1)(d)1.c. c. The program is accredited, or has achieved candidacy status for such accreditation, by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education or an equivalent accrediting body for naturopathic medical programs recognized by the federal department of education.
466.04(1)(d)1.d. d. The program is offered by an institution of higher education or part of an institution of higher education that is accredited, or is a candidate for such accreditation, by a regional accrediting organization or a national institutional accrediting agency recognized by the federal department of education.
466.04(1)(d)1.e. e. The program has not been disqualified by the board as an approved naturopathic medical educational program under s. 466.03 (3).
466.04(1)(d)2. 2. A program at a diploma-granting, degree-equivalent institution of higher education located in Canada that satisfies all of the following:
466.04(1)(d)2.a. a. The program offers graduate-level, full-time didactic and supervised clinical training.
466.04(1)(d)2.b. b. The program is accredited, or has achieved candidacy status for such accreditation, by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education or an equivalent accrediting body for naturopathic medical programs recognized by the federal department of education.
466.04(1)(d)2.c. c. The program has provincial approval for participation in government-funded student aid programs.
466.04(1)(d)2.d. d. The program has not been disqualified by the board as an approved naturopathic medical educational program under s. 466.03 (3).
466.04(1)(d)3. 3. A program at a degree-granting institution of higher education located in the United States that satisfies all of the following:
466.04(1)(d)3.a. a. The program existed prior to the existence of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.
466.04(1)(d)3.b. b. The program offered a full-time, structured curriculum in basic sciences and supervised patient care comprising a doctoral naturopathic medical education for a duration of not less than 132 weeks and required completion within a period of not less than 35 months.
466.04(1)(d)3.c. c. If the program is still in existence, the program is currently accredited, or has achieved candidacy status for accreditation by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education or an equivalent federally recognized accrediting body for the naturopathic medical profession recognized by the board.
466.04(1)(d)3.d. d. The program has not been disqualified by the board as an approved naturopathic medical educational program under s. 466.03 (3).
466.04(1)(d)4. 4. A program at a diploma-granting, degree-equivalent institution of higher education located in Canada that satisfies all of the following:
466.04(1)(d)4.a. a. The program existed prior to the existence of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.
466.04(1)(d)4.b. b. The program offered a full-time, structured curriculum in basic sciences and supervised patient care comprising a doctoral naturopathic medical education for a duration of not less than 132 weeks and required completion within a period of not less than 30 months.
466.04(1)(d)4.c. c. Prior to the existence of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, the program had provincial approval for participation in government-funded student aid programs.
466.04(1)(d)4.d. d. If the program is still in existence, the program is currently accredited, or has achieved candidacy status for accreditation by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education or an equivalent federally recognized accrediting body for the naturopathic medical profession recognized by the board and currently has provincial approval for participation in government-funded student aid programs.
466.04(1)(d)4.e. e. The program has not been disqualified by the board as an approved naturopathic medical educational program under s. 466.03 (3).
466.04(1)(e) (e) Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has passed all of the following:
466.04(1)(e)1. 1. Either of the following:
466.04(1)(e)1.a. a. A competency-based national naturopathic licensing examination administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners or its successor organization or another examination approved by the board by rule.
466.04(1)(e)1.b. b. For graduates of approved naturopathic medical programs prior to the existence of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a competency-based state naturopathic medicine licensing examination or equivalent Canadian provincial licensing examination for the practice of naturopathic medicine approved by the board.
466.04(1)(e)2. 2. A pharmacology examination approved by the board by rule.
466.04(1)(e)3. 3. Any other competency or jurisprudence examinations required by the board by rule.
466.04(1)(f) (f) Meets any character and fitness, mental and physical competency, and professional competency standards established by the board under s. 466.03 (2) (b) to (d).
466.04(1)(g) (g) Meets any other requirement established by the board under s. 466.03 (2) (e).
466.04(2) (2)Limited-scope naturopathic doctor license.
466.04(2)(a)(a) In this subsection:
466.04(2)(a)1. 1. “Clinical sciences” means body systems and their interactions, cardiology, psychology, dermatology, endocrinology, EENT, gastroenterology, immunology, urology, proctology, gynecology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, natural childbirth and obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, rheumatology, oncology, and hematology.
466.04(2)(a)2. 2. “Qualifying training” means training in clinical sciences that satisfies at least one of the following:
466.04(2)(a)2.a. a. It is a course that is either taken for credit or audited and that is provided by an academic institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the federal department of education.
466.04(2)(a)2.b. b. It is a continuing education program or course of study approved by the medical examining board under s. 448.13 (1).
466.04(2)(a)2.c. c. It is a continuing education course that is provided by a continuing education provider that meets the continuing education standards for states that regulate naturopathic medicine.
466.04(2)(b) (b) The board shall grant a limited-scope naturopathic doctor license to a person who does all of the following:
466.04(2)(b)1. 1. Submits, no later than the date specified in par. (c), an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
466.04(2)(b)2. 2. Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
466.04(2)(b)3. 3. Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant does not have an arrest or a conviction record.
466.04(2)(b)4. 4. Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that, prior to 2013, he or she completed a naturopathic health care program offered in the United States that provided the degree of doctor of naturopathy.
466.04(2)(b)5. 5. Satisfies one of the following:
466.04(2)(b)5.a. a. The person submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the naturopathic health care program described in subd. 4. provided at least 250 hours of education in 2 or more clinical sciences.
466.04(2)(b)5.b. b. The person is, as of the date of application, licensed as a registered nurse under s. 441.06.
466.04(2)(b)5.c. c. The person submits evidence satisfactory to the board that the person has completed in 2 or more clinical sciences at least 250 hours of education provided by the naturopathic health care program described in subd. 4., at least 250 hours of qualifying training subsequent to completing the naturopathic health care program described in subd. 4., or a combination of at least 250 hours of such education and training.
466.04(2)(b)5.d. d. The person signs a statement committing to satisfying the requirement under subd. 5. c. within 5 years after issuance of an initial license under this subsection.
466.04(2)(b)6. 6. Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has been continually practicing naturopathic medicine in this state for at least the 10-year period preceding his or her application for a license under this subsection.
466.04(2)(b)7. 7. Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has passed any competency or jurisprudence examinations required by the board by rule.
466.04(2)(b)8. 8. Satisfies the board that he or she has exhibited a record of safety in the practice of naturopathic medicine or naturopathy.
466.04(2)(b)9. 9. Meets any character and fitness, mental and physical competency, and professional competency standards established by the board under s. 466.03 (2) (b) to (d).
466.04(2)(c) (c) An application for a limited-scope naturopathic doctor license under par. (b) may be submitted no later than the last day of the 12th month beginning after the date on which the board begins accepting applications for licensure under this subsection. The board may not consider an application for a limited-scope naturopathic doctor license under par. (b) submitted after that date. As soon as the date of the deadline described in this paragraph can be ascertained, the department shall send a notice of that date to the legislative reference bureau for publication in the Wisconsin Administrative Register.
466.04(2)(d) (d) A limited-scope naturopathic doctor license granted under par. (b) shall not be considered to be a naturopathic doctor license for purposes of the law of any other state that offers reciprocal licensure or licensure by endorsement in that other state to individuals who are licensed in this state.
466.04(3) (3)Renewal.
466.04(3)(a) (a) The renewal date for licenses granted under this chapter is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following in order for the license to be renewed:
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 9, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 9, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-9-22)