The Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PANP) is the professional association for Naturopathic Doctors in Pennsylvania. The PANP is a not-for-profit organization comprised of graduates from four-year, post-graduate naturopathic medical programs accredited by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME--accredited programs). Combining centuries of knowledge in healing sciences with new and innovative techniques, naturopathic doctors (NDs) strive to provide the best care possible for patients suffering from a variety of conditions. These include, but are not limited to: chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal exhaustion syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep disturbances, allergies and asthma, and other illnesses.
Our voting members maintain licenses in one of 18 other states that currently license naturopathic doctors. However, we are not currently licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. Rather, we act as natural health consultants. The PANP has submitted companion bills to both the House and the Senate to provide licensure for naturoapthic doctors in Pennsylvania. Passage of HB 516 and SB 621 would greatly expand the ability of naturopathic doctors in Pennsylvania to provide the health care necessary for all patient needs. For more information on the benefits of state licensure, please visit the licensure section of this website.
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Official State Licensure -- As a caring and concerned association of individuals, the PANP is currently seeking official Pennsylvania State licensure for all accredited 4-year...
On April 22, 2015, HB 516 passed the House Floor by a vote of 169-25
On April 1, 2015, the House Professional Licensure Committee unanimously passed HB 516. The bill now moves to the Appropriations Committee. After this, the next step would be a vote on the House Floor.
Companion bills to provide licensure for Naturopathic Doctors have been introduced in both the Pennsylvania House and the Senate. HB 516 is currently in the Professional Licensure committee, while SB 621 is in the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure committee. Please contact your Pennsylvania Representative and Senator today, and ask them to vote in favor of these bills.