Graduates of only an approved school by the “Council on Naturopathic Medical Education” would be even “considered” for licensure.
The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education only accredits colleges to give the title of “Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine” (NMD) not “Doctor of Naturopathy” (ND) as proof please find the graduates diplomas with the title given by the 5 naturopathic medical colleges.
The American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board is the same age as the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education both residing and registered in the district of Columbia in 1973 and accrediting schools and colleges on Naturopathy. This Board regulates schools that provide the title Doctor of Naturopathy.
There exists 2 Congressionally chartered colleges that are not included in the bill- The American School of Naturopathy and the First National University of Naturopathy and Allied Sciences.
No mention of colleges of “Natural Medicine” or leading to the designation of “Doctor of Natural Medicine” (DNM) are noted nor cited in the bill. Doctor of Natural Medicine is a separate distinction from Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, or Traditional Naturopath. Doctor of Natural Medicine primarily focuses on the modalities within Naturopathy and less on the biosciences.
The North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners does not accept graduates to sit for testing unless they are from schools accredited by the CNME and follow Naturopathic Medicine, therefore they could not offer a Doctor of Naturopathy an exam on Naturopathic Medicine nor will they allow them to sit.
There were no “Naturopathic Medical Programs” prior to “CNME” as the only science of health similar to it at the time was called “Naturopathy” Not Naturopathic Medicine”, yet the bill highlights that one may apply for a license if he or she had graduated from a college which granted a degree of naturopathic medicine BEFORE CNME. There is clearly no such college nor was there ever!
The National Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NBNE) Mentioned in the Landmark ruling of Wendel Vs. Spenser (National Board of Naturopathic Examiners) is not listed in the bill, yet it is as extensive and mentioned in the verdict and ruling as sufficient to license Doctors of Naturopathy. This board was established in 1951 before NABNE in 1970.