2005 California Business and Professions Code Sections 3610-3615 Article 1. General Provisions
3610. This chapter may be cited as the Naturopathic Doctors Act. 3612. The Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine is hereby created within the Department of Consumer Affairs. 3613. The following definitions apply for the purposes of this chapter: (a) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine within the Department of Consumer Affairs. (b) "Naturopathic childbirth attendance" means the specialty practice of natural childbirth by a naturopathic doctor that includes the management of normal pregnancy, normal labor and delivery, and the normal postpartum period, including normal newborn care. (c) "Naturopathic medicine" means a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care practiced by a naturopathic doctor for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human health conditions, injuries, and disease. (d) "Naturopathic doctor" means a person who holds an active license issued pursuant to this chapter. (e) "Naturopathy" means a noninvasive system of health practice that employs natural health modalities, substances, and education to promote health. (f) "Drug" means any substance defined as a drug by Section 11014 of the Health and Safety Code. 3615. The provisions of this chapter are severable. If any provision of this chapter or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this chapter that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.
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