CA Bus & Prof Code Section 3654

In addition to Section 3640, a naturopathic doctor who holds a specialty certificate in naturopathic childbirth attendance may administer, order, or perform any of the following:


Postpartum antihemorrhagic drugs.


Prophylactic opthalmic antibiotics.


Vitamin K.




Local anesthetic medications.


Intravenous fluids limited to lactated ringers, 5 percent dextrose with lactated ringers, and heparin and 0.9 percent sodium chloride for use in intravenous locks.


Epinephrine for use in maternal anaphylaxis pending emergency transport.


Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to nonimmune, nonpregnant women.


HBIG and GBV for neonates born to hepatitis B mothers, per current Centers for Disease Control guidelines.


Antibiotics for intrapartum prophylaxis of Group B Betahemolytic Streptococcus (GBBS), per current Centers For Disease Control guidelines.


Equipment incidental to the practice of naturopathic childbirth, specifically, dopplers, syringes, needles, phlebotomy equipment, suture, urinary catheters, intravenous equipment, amnihooks, airway suction devices, neonatal and adult resuscitation equipment, glucometer, and centrifuge.


Equipment incidental to maternal care, specifically, compression stockings, maternity belts, breast pumps, diaphragms, and cervical caps.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 3654’s source at ca​.gov