Thursday, Mar 17, 2005
Re: Re: The future of naturopathic medicine: Credibility and Legitamacy
Posted by Rod Floyd on 12/25/02 at 01:24 PM
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I live in Florida where a bill has been introduded to reopen the Florida Board of Naturopathic Medicine. If this happens, and the law remains similar to what it was in 1959 with appropriate updates from that time through 2003, Naturopathic physicians in Florida would have the most broad scope law of any of the currently regulated states, followed by Arizona.
In my opinion as a Florida licensed chiropractic physician and certified in acupuncture, the notion of having prescription authority with appropriate training, as well as CAM practices that are taught at naturopathic medical schools is truly “integrated medicine””. Unlike a chiropractic physician in Florida who cannot prescribe legend drugs or legally take people off medication because chiropractors do not have prescription authority.