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Scope of Practice


Naturopathic Doctors in Minnesota can perform the following:

  • Physical examination and diagnostic assessment

  • Order and interpret labs

  • Diet and lifestyle counseling

  • Botanical medicine

  • Homeopathy

  • Nutrition

  • Naturopathic physical manipulation

  • Specific nutrient, micronutrient and high quality supplement recommendations


In Minnesota, our current legislation does not include pharmaceutical prescriptive rights. Therefore no Naturopathic Doctor in Minnesota can prescribe pharmaceutical medications.


Scope of practice refers to the range of services a practitioner can provide under state law. The scope of practice for NDs currently varies from state to state.  For instance, in Oregon, Washington and Arizona, NDs are covered by insurance, can prescribe pharmaceutical medications, perform minor surgery and are referred to as physicians in the state legislation. This represents our full scope of training.


Our hope is that in the future we will have legislation passed that grants us legal access to our entire training as primary care providers. This would be the best outcome for Minnesota and Minnesotans, helping the State meet the growing need for both primary care and integrative medicine providers.


Click here to read our current legislation.


For more information about naturopathic medicine in other states please follow the link for the naturopathic medical associations in these states.


  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • District of Columbia

  • Hawaii

  • Kansas

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Minnesota

  • Montana

  • New Hampshire

  • North Dakota

  • Oregon

  • Utah

  • Vermont

  • Washington

  • United States Territories: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands


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