Licensure has arrived for naturopaths

Licensure has arrived for naturopaths

Will regulations help or hurt alternative medicine?
Earlier this month Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that will license naturopathic doctors. The profession has long gone unregulated in Colorado. Naturopathic doctor Nancy Utter, holding Idan Rankin, 2, says state licensing of naturopathic practitioners will give the public confidence in the their profession. Idan’s mother, Sarah Rankin, holds her younger daughter, Kaya Rankin.
Efforts to license naturopathic practitioners in Colorado go back 20 years. Supporters of the licensing bill that passed this year attribute its passage to effective lobbying combined with growing recognition and credibility of the practice.
Naturopathic doctor Nancy Utter holds 2-year-old Idan Rankin in her office at Durango Natural Medicine during an appointment with Idan’s mother, Sarah Rankin, who holds her younger daughter, Kaya Rankin.

Licensure has arrived for naturopaths

Earlier this month Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that will license naturopathic doctors. The profession has long gone unregulated in Colorado. Naturopathic doctor Nancy Utter, holding Idan Rankin, 2, says state licensing of naturopathic practitioners will give the public confidence in the their profession. Idan’s mother, Sarah Rankin, holds her younger daughter, Kaya Rankin.
Efforts to license naturopathic practitioners in Colorado go back 20 years. Supporters of the licensing bill that passed this year attribute its passage to effective lobbying combined with growing recognition and credibility of the practice.
Naturopathic doctor Nancy Utter holds 2-year-old Idan Rankin in her office at Durango Natural Medicine during an appointment with Idan’s mother, Sarah Rankin, who holds her younger daughter, Kaya Rankin.
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