Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Naturopathic Medical Practice Act. Provides for the regulation of naturopathic physicians through licensure by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Establishes the Board of Naturopathic Medicine, the Naturopathic Childbirth Attendance Advisory Committee, and the Naturopathic Formulary Committee. Sets forth provisions concerning licensure, scope of practice, duties of the Department, and administrative procedure. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to set a repeal date for the Naturopathic Medical Practice Act of January 1, 2018. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act to add naturopathic physicians who issue a prescription for a controlled substance in accordance with the naturopathic formulary to the definition of "prescriber".
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Exempts from the Naturopathic Medical Practice Act any person exempted from licensure under certain provisions of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and the Nursing and Advanced Practice Act.