Welcome to the RIANPIncrease access to quality healthcare & forward the field of Naturopathic Medicine in the areas of public education, accessibility, and efforts toward licensing naturopathic doctors in Rhode Island.
Do you want your health insurance to cover your visits to your naturopathic doctor?
Join the RIANP for its 5th Annual Pizza & Raffle Fundraiser on Tuesday, December 4 from 5-9 pm at Flatbread Pizza Company.
A portion of proceeds from every pizza ordered between 5-9pm (whether eaten at the restaurant or as take-out or delivery) will support our efforts. Also, we will have raffle tickets you can purchase for a chance to win prizes and support our efforts. To purchase raffle tickets ahead of time, email us at RInaturopaths@gmail.com.
In July of 2017, Rhode Island became the 23rd state/jurisdiction to pass a law to license naturopathic doctors, establishing education standards and a scope of practice for the profession. In the Fall of 2018, ND licenses began being issued. The
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Help the RIANP fight for health insurance coverage for Naturopathic Doctors in Rhode Island.
Naturopathic Doctors are now licensed in Rhode Island, but insurance companies do not yet cover this service. The
Your support is critical. Please click the link below to sign the petition to support the RIANP’s fight for health insurance coverage of Naturopathic Doctors. Rhode Islanders deserve accessibility to this natural health care option. Click below to sign the petition:
To increase access to quality healthcare and forward the field of Naturopathic Medicine in the areas of public education, accessibility, and efforts toward licensing naturopathic doctors in Rhode Island.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as general practice physicians and are experts in natural medicine, blending non-toxic natural therapies with current advancements in the studies of health and human systems while covering all aspects of family healthcare from prenatal to geriatrics.
A Naturopathic Physicians Act:
What a licensure bill will do: The legislation would require licensure for naturopathic doctors to practice in Rhode Island, by establishing educational and practice standards and a board to regulate the profession. There are U.S. 20 jurisdictions that currently license naturopathic doctors – 17 states, Washington D.C., and all the U.S. territories.
Why a licensure bill is needed:
Licensure ensures high quality naturopathic care in Rhode Island by protecting the consumer from unqualified practitioners who claim to be naturopathic doctors. Licensure will improve access to complementary medicine and promote business development because more qualified specialists in natural medicine will be encouraged to practice in Rhode Island.
For further information, please contact the RIANP at RInaturopaths@gmail.com
Other ways to connect with the RIANP:
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- Collaborate and plan an event with your organization and ours.
- Volunteer. Host a health talk. Help us fundraise. Email us at RInaturopaths@gmail.com