CA Bus & Prof Code Section 3642

A naturopathic doctor may not perform any of the following functions:


Prescribe, dispense, or administer a controlled substance or device identified in Sections 801 to 971, inclusive, of Title 21 of the United States Code, except as authorized by this chapter.


Administer therapeutic ionizing radiation or radioactive substances.


Practice or claim to practice any other system or method of treatment beyond that authorized by this chapter, for which licensure is required, unless otherwise licensed to do so.


Administer general or spinal anesthesia.


Perform an abortion.


Perform any surgical procedure.


Perform acupuncture or traditional Chinese and Asian medicine, including Chinese herbal medicine, unless licensed as an acupuncturist as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 4927.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 3642’s source at ca​.gov