Senate Bill No. 537
Public Act No. 00-52
An Act Concerning The Training Of Students In Natureopathic Medicine.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 20-37a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(a) For purposes of this section:
(1) "Council on Natureopathic Medical Education" or "council" means the Council on Natureopathic Medical Education or its successor organization; and
(2) "Licensed faculty members" means faculty members or instructors licensed in this or another jurisdiction in the area of practice in which they are providing clinical instruction.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of section 20-37, no license to practice natureopathic medicine is required of:
(1) Students enrolled in a college or program of natureopathic medicine if (A) the college or program is recognized by the Council on Natureopathic Medical Education or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and (B) the practice that would otherwise require a license is pursuant to a course of instruction or assignments from an instructor and under the supervision of the instructor; or
(2) Licensed faculty members providing the didactic and clinical training necessary to meet the accreditation standards of the Council on Natureopathic Medical Education at a college or program recognized by the council or licensed or accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.
(c) A college or program of natureopathic medicine approved pursuant to section 20-37 may include within its curriculum such didactic and clinical training necessary for such college or program to qualify for accreditation by the Council on Natureopathic Medical Education, including such training that is outside the scope of the practice of natureopathy, as defined in section 20-34. Students and licensed faculty members of such college or program may perform all procedures that are part of the curriculum of such college or program, provided such procedures are incidental to the course of study at such college or program and the student conducting such procedures is under the direct supervision of a faculty member who is licensed to perform such procedures in this state.
Approved May 16, 2000