New York State has expanded the scope of practice of nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants during the COVID-19 pandemic by relaxing the requirement that these practitioners work under the supervision of a physician. These orders should be expanded to natural health practitioners such as naturopathic doctors (NDs), who in many cases must work under a limited scope of practice that can involve supervision by a physician. Loosening these restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic would give patients more options to see the practitioner of their choice, particularly naturopaths and NDs who specialize in prevention.
Send a message to your state lawmakers, telling them to expand the scope of practice for NDs during the pandemic.
Please let natural health practitioners battle COVID-19
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