HB 24-1171

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 07, 2024
  • Passed House Mar 04, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

Naturopathic Doctor Formulary


The bill clarifies that the naturopathic doctor formulary (formulary) may include prescription classes of medicines and adds certain medicines to the formulary, including all legend drugs and, for a naturopathic doctor with a federal drug enforcement administration registration, all drugs listed on schedules III through V under the "Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 2013", except for benzodiazepines, opioids, and opioid derivatives . Before obtaining, dispensing, administering, injecting, ordering, or prescribing any of the medicines or devices on the formulary, a naturopathic doctor who is currently registered with the department of regulatory agencies must show proof of completion of 10 hours of pharmacological continuing education pertinent to or reflective of the naturopathic formulary. The bill prohibits a naturopathic doctor from prescribing any medicine or device to an individual under 18 years of age, or ketamine to an individual of any age, unless recommended by the naturopathic doctor advisory committee and approved by the director. Beginning September 1, 2024, the bill requires an individual applying for registration as a naturopathic doctor to pass a pharmacology examination administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners or a nationally recognized, director-approved successor entity. For the renewal of a naturopathic doctor registration on or after June 1, 2025, the bill requires a naturopathic doctor to complete 12 hours per year of education in pharmacology. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)


Mar 04, 2024


Apr 11, 2024


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely

Health & Human Services

Mar 07, 2024


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Mar 04, 2024


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 01, 2024


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 28, 2024


House Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Health & Human Services

Jan 31, 2024


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/04/2024) PDF
Engrossed (03/01/2024) PDF
Introduced (01/31/2024) PDF
PA1 (02/29/2024) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/06/2024) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/07/2024) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/12/2024) PDF


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