Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Scope of Practice

Naturopathic Childbirth Attendance -- Certification For Specialty Practice -- Requirements

37-26-304. Naturopathic childbirth attendance -- certification for specialty practice -- requirements. (1) A naturopathic physician may not practice naturopathic childbirth attendance without first obtaining from the board a certificate of specialty practice. The board shall adopt rules setting forth the requirements to be met in order to certify naturopathic physicians for the specialty practice of naturopathic childbirth attendance.

(2) In order to be certified for the specialty practice of naturopathic childbirth attendance, a naturopathic physician shall:

(a) pass either a national standardized supplemental examination in naturopathic childbirth attendance provided by the national naturopathic profession licensing organization or another specialty examination approved by the board;

(b) complete a minimum of 100 hours in any one or in any combination of the following upon approval by the board:

(i) course work in naturopathic childbirth attendance;

(ii) an internship in naturopathic childbirth attendance; or

(iii) a preceptorship in naturopathic childbirth attendance; and

(c) have assisted in a minimum of 50 supervised births, including prenatal and postnatal care, under the direct supervision of a licensed naturopathic, medical, or osteopathic physician with specialty training in obstetrics or natural childbirth attendance. The 50 supervised births required under this subsection (c) must include 25 births that document the naturopathic physician as the primary birth attendant.

History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 306, L. 1991.