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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 8.2. Naturopathic Doctors Act [3610 - 3686]

  ( Chapter 8.2 added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 6. Offenses and Enforcement [3660 - 3664]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. )

3660.
  

Except as provided in subdivision (h) of Section 3644, a person shall have a valid, unrevoked, or unsuspended license issued under this chapter to do any of the following:

(a) To claim to be a naturopathic doctor, licensed naturopathic doctor, doctor of naturopathic medicine, doctor of naturopathy, or naturopathic medical doctor.

(b) To use the professional abbreviation “N.D.” or other titles, words, letters, or symbols with the intent to represent that he or she practices, is authorized to practice, or is able to practice naturopathic medicine as a naturopathic doctor.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2004. Section operative July 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 3685 as added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 3686.)

3661.
  

A naturopathic doctor who uses the term or designation “Dr.” shall further identify himself or herself as “Naturopathic Doctor,” “Licensed Naturopathic Doctor,” “Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine,” or “Doctor of Naturopathy” and shall not use any term or designation that would tend to indicate the practice of medicine, other than naturopathic medicine, unless otherwise licensed as a physician and surgeon, osteopathic doctor, or doctor of chiropractic.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2004. Section operative July 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 3685 as added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 3686.)

3662.
  

It shall constitute unprofessional conduct for a naturopathic doctor to violate, attempt to violate, assist in the violation of, or conspire to violate, any provision or term of this chapter or any regulation adopted under it.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2004. Section operative July 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 3685 as added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 3686.)

3663.
  

(a) The committee shall have the responsibility for reviewing the quality of the practice of naturopathic medicine carried out by persons licensed as naturopathic doctors pursuant to this chapter.

(b) The committee may discipline a naturopathic doctor for unprofessional conduct. After a hearing conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the committee may deny, suspend, revoke, or place on probation the license of, or reprimand, censure, or otherwise discipline a naturopathic doctor in accordance with Division 1.5 (commencing with Section 475).

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 143, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2011. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 3686.)

3664.
  

A person who violates Section 3660 or 3661 is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment of not more than one year in a county jail, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2004. Section operative July 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 3685 as added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 485. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 3686.)

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