Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Alternative Health Care Board

Powers And Duties Of Board

37-26-201. Powers and duties of board. The board shall:

(1) adopt rules necessary or proper to administer and enforce this chapter;

(2) adopt rules that specify the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine stated in 37-26-301, that are consistent with the definition of naturopathic medicine provided in 37-26-103, and that are consistent with the education provided by approved naturopathic medical colleges;

(3) adopt rules that endorse equivalent licensure examinations of another state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and that may include licensure by reciprocity;

(4) adopt rules that set nonrefundable fees for application, and licensure;

(5) approve naturopathic medical colleges as defined in 37-26-103;

(6) issue certificates of specialty practice;

(7) adopt rules that, in the discretion of the board, appropriately restrict licenses to a limited scope of practice of naturopathic medicine, which may exclude the use of minor surgery allowed under 37-26-301; and

(8) adopt rules that contain the formulary list created by the alternative health care formulary committee provided for in 37-26-301.

History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 306, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 314, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 82, Ch. 429, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 481, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 271, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 75, Ch. 467, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 19, Ch. 502, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 236, L. 2023.