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Welcome to the Naturopathic Medical Licensure Board

Phase 1 of DOPL’s new licensing system is now online. See details here.

Please contact us with any questions via email HP-Licensing@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

Individual PDMP Account

Daily Pharmacy Dispensation Reporting Requirement Applicable to:

Monthly Practitioner Sales Reporting Requirement – Applicable to:

PMP Statewide Gateway Integration

Integration of electronic health records (EHR) and Idaho pharmacy Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management systems. Integration is not mandatory. PDMP data is always accessible through the PDMP web portal.

Additional Resources:

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and the Use of the Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

Echo Idaho – Use of the Prescription Monitoring Program and Board of Pharmacy Metrics

Questions?

For more information on Diversion or the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program email PDMP@dopl.idaho.gov to inquire.

Board Fees

Active/Inactive License

 

    NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL DOCTOR

 

        ADMINISTRATIVE FEE – PAPER RENEWAL

$20.00

        LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE – CURR YR

$150.00

        LICENSE RENEWAL FEE – CURR YR

$300.00

 

 

    NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL DOCTOR – INACTIVE

 

        ADMINISTRATIVE FEE – PAPER RENEWAL

$20.00

        LICENSE REACTIVATION FEE

$100.00

        LICENSE RENEWAL FEE – CURR YR

$150.00

 

 

Application

 

    NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL BOARD APPLICATION

 

        APPLICATION FEE

$300.00

        INITIAL LICENSURE FEE

$300.00

 

 

General Fees

 

        DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE

$10.00

        DUPLICATE WALL CERT FEE

$25.00

        LICENSE VERIFICATION FEE

$20.00

        MAILING LIST FEE

$20.00

 

This service provides current data extracted by the Idaho Board Of Medicine (IBOM) from its own database. The data in this web site is provided by and controlled entirely by the IBOM and therefore constitutes a primary source verification of licensure status as authentic as a direct inquiry to the IBOM. The information provided through the verification service is all of the information pertinent and available in that field of information in the IBOM database. The data is updated daily. No responsibility is assured or implied for errors or omissions created by technical difficulties. No one shall be entitled to claim detrimental reliance thereon. For information regarding those categories not included in the database and/or concerns about transmissions errors, inconsistencies, or other data issues that may be identified from time to time, contact the IBOM.

Q: What is a naturopathic medical doctor?

A: Naturopathic medical doctors (NMDs) are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the patient’s inherent self-healing process. NMDs work to identify underlying causes of illness and develop personalized treatment plans to address them.

Q: When were naturopathic medical doctors able to be licensed in Idaho?

A: July 1, 2020, NMDs were able to complete online applications for licensing by the Idaho Board of Medicine.

Q: Are visits to a naturopathic medical doctor be covered by insurance?

A: The law does not mandate insurance coverage for NMDs. However, licensing is the first step for an insurance company to consider coverage for the services of a provider.

Q: How can I check to see if my provider is licensed?

A: If you want to check to see if a provider is licensed, you can search for them on the BOM license search and verification request web page.

Q: What is the difference between a traditional naturopathic doctor (ND) and a licensed naturopathic physician/naturopathic medical doctor (NMD)?

A: There is a title distinction between licensed naturopathic doctors with other naturopathic providers. Not all states use the same titles. Twenty-three states have licensing or registration laws for naturopathic medical doctors with laws differing from state to state. In neighboring states, it is more common to see the ND and naturopath designations.

Q: What can a naturopathic medical doctor do?

A: Naturopathic medical doctors in Idaho may:

  • Perform physical examinations, and order laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostic tests consistent with naturopathic medical education and training.
  • Dispense, administer, and prescribe prescription drugs and medical devices as authorized by the naturopathic medical formulary as set forth in rule.
  • Perform minor office procedures.
  • Perform therapies for which they are trained and educated, consistent with primary care and provisions of the law.
  • Admit patients to a hospital at which they are credentialed and privileged to do so.
  • The practice of naturopathic medicine does not include the practice of obstetrics.

Q: What are the requirements to obtain a naturopathic medical doctor license in Idaho?

A: To obtain naturopathic medical doctor licensure in Idaho applicants must:

  • Graduate from an accredited naturopathic medical program.
  • Pass the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) administered and approved by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners.
  • Complete a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history database.
  • The board may require an interview for the applicant, limited to a review of the applicant’s qualifications and professional credentials.

Q: How do I check the status of my application?

A: Visit Online Applications (Login) (idaho.gov) to check the status of application.

Q: How do I request a duplicate license?

A: The license/registration issued to you by the Board is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law. If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a duplicate from the Board. If you did not receive your license/registration after making application for renewal, you must apply for a duplicate. A duplicate may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

Note: There is a fee, required by Idaho law, to obtain a duplicate. If you believe the fee should be waived, you may attach a written explanation of why you believe the fee should be waived, together with the application and the fee. 

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License (Link to form) form online, print it out and sign it (your signature must be notarized), and send it with the required fee of $10.00 to the Board of Medicine. Note, however, that your request will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application. A duplicate card will be mailed to the mailing address of record within 24 hours of your completed applications receipt in the Board office.

Q: What are the requirements for continuing medical education (CME)?

A: Every two years, a total of 48 hours (20 must be pharmacology) of Board approved CME is required as part of the NMD’s license renewal. At license renewal, you will be asked to attest that you have complied fully with this requirement.

CME Tracking form:

You may use this form to record your continuing education: Continuing Education Record (link to form)

The NMB approves accrediting entities, not individual programs. The Board may approve agencies that have as their program approval standards:

  1. The content of the course shall be relevant to naturopathic practice and consistent with the laws and rules of this state.
  2. The learning objectives of the course shall be reasonably and clearly stated.
  3. The teaching methods shall be clearly stated and appropriate.
  4. The faculty shall be qualified both in experience and in teaching expertise.
  5. Documentation of attendance shall be provided.
  6. Any perceived conflict of interest is stated clearly.
  7. Excludes the selling or promotion of proprietary products, practice building, self-help activities or insurance billing.

The Board has approved CME credit for courses provided or approved by the following entities:

  1. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP);
  2. North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Accreditation Council (NANCEAC) through the Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authority (FNMRA);
  3. Institutions or organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and reciprocating organizations.
  4. American Medical Association (AMA) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA);
  5. American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
  6. The following state naturopathic regulating authorities and professional associations:

          A. California Naturopathic Doctor Association (CNDA)
          B. Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners (OBNME)
          C. Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

The Board has also approved the following for CME :

  1. Completion of one-year, full-time residency program (CNME or Board approved) meets the full two-year CME requirement.
  2. Preparing or writing for presentation or publication, a medically related paper, report, or book that is presented or published, addressing current developments, skills, procedures, or treatment in the practice of naturopathic medicine. A maximum of 4 hours per year may be claimed during the 2 year renew period.

Q: How do I request an official license verification?

Step 1: Log into DOPL Online Services.

Step 2: Select the More… tab.

Step 3: Find the Name and Addresses panel.

Step 4:  Select the appropriate change link.

Step 5: Enter changes needed and any supporting documentation required and submit the request.

INDIVIDUAL NAME CHANGES

The individual name that appears on your license/registration must be your legal name. If it is not, you need to update your record by completing the Online Services Change Name request and submitting it with the proper documentation (A certified copy of a marriage license, divorce decree, or court document noting name change) to the Division.

Once the Change Name request is approved, a new license certificate will be issued.

ADDRESS CHANGES

Every record at the Division contains two addresses. To change your personal mailing address select Manage Address. This is the address used by the Board and Division staff to send correspondence to you. This address is not a public record.

Step 1:  Select “Yes” to the question if you need to update your mailing address.

Step 2: Make the necessary changes and select “Next and then “Submit”.

PHONE NUMBER & E-MAIL ADDRESS

Complete the Online Services Manage Contact Information to update phone and e-mail addresses.

PLEASE NOTE: Physicians and physician assistants may obtain primary source license verifications online through VeriDoc.

Name

Position

Expiration

Joan Haynes, NMD

NMD Member

July 1, 2026

Tara Lyn Erbele, MD

MD Member

July 1, 2024

Nicole Marie Maxwell, NMD

NMD Member

June 30, 2024

Kelsey Jae, JD

Public Member

August 1, 2025

Cory J. Szybala, NMD

NMD Member

August 1, 2025

The Naturopathic Medical Board is an advisory body to the Idaho Board of Medicine. The Naturopathic Medical Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Medicine concerning the qualification of applicants for licensure of naturopathic medical doctors, along with regulation of existing licensees through application of the statute and rules pertaining to the practice of naturopathic medicine.

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