Licensure Efforts

Welcome!

Naturopathic physicians guide and empower people to experience improved health, optimal wellness, and effective management of disease through the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine. We believe in the body’s inherent self-healing ability and treat patients through forms of medicine that are natural and non-invasive. Our approach is patient-centered and focuses on the causes of illness, emphasizing prevention, patient education, and self-care.

Why It’s Important to License Naturopathic Physicians

There are many benefits to licensing naturopathic physicians including allowing for the provision of natural alternatives to healthcare, reducing healthcare costs because of the focus on prevention, and because regulating the profession creates public safety in regards to other alternative therapies.

Current Efforts

The bill has been carefully crafted with input from our members, board, and legislative committee, as well as natural experts on licensure, lawyers, and legislators.  The bill stands at the door of both the Senate and Assembly Higher Education Committees.  Stay tuned to find out the latest…

If you’d like to find out more about the bills please visit the New York State Assembly website.

Intent of Legislation

NYANP promotes access to natural medicine.  The New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) is committed to ensuring that citizens in New York and all 50 states have the freedom to access natural health care and the broad array of alternative therapies available.  Our goal is to build awareness of the efficacy of natural medicine and the positive results our patients experience.  To read more about  this, click here:  Intent of Legislation.