The California Naturopathic Association has had 2 major legislative victories to date.
The first was in 2003 with the Sunrise Bill to License Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine in California. This would have taken the right of hundreds of Naturopaths, Traditional Naturopaths and Naturopathic Practitioners. We fought hard in committee and were able to secure these titles as amendments before the bill was passed.
The Second was in 2017 when the Sunset bill tried to again strip our titles. We lobbied and with the help of other allied associations were successful in repealing and amending the bill to include our titles and freedom to practice!
We are proud to be the only state in the union to have titles protected under amendments included in a bill that licenses Naturopathic Doctors yet leaves us free to practice!
The California Naturopathic Association would like to formally thank Senator Jerry Hill, And Assembly Member Evan Low for their help and understanding in the passage of the amendments, which preserved our titles to practice in the 2017 legislative session.