They’re not doctors. They’re not medically trained. They don’t adhere to medical science. But if they get their way, they’ll be given the authority to present themselves as “naturopathic doctors” to New Jerseyans. They’re naturopaths, and we need you to stop the state legislature from granting medical legitimacy to these practitioners of pseudoscience.
Naturopathy is not supported by even the most elementary standards of science or medicine. Naturopathic practitioners receive only bare-bones training in science-based medicine, and their education programs are saturated with pseudoscience and misinformation. But the Naturopathic Doctors Licensure Act (A4455), recently introduced in the New Jersey Assembly, would give naturopaths the authority to diagnose and treat New Jerseyans, prescribe drugs, perform risky procedures such as injecting unproven “dietary supplements,” and more.
Will you help us stop this bill?
While naturopaths are busy treating patients with pseudoscience under this bill, they’d be policing themselves. A4455 would establish a State Board of Naturopathic Examiners that would allow naturopaths to write their own regulations. Of the board’s nine members, there would be six naturopaths, two public members, and one state executive department member. There would be no scientists, medical doctors, or public health professionals. A4455 would give naturopaths the authority to adopt new state regulations based on pseudoscience.
Please contact your state representatives today and tell them to reject this harmful legislation! For the sake of patient health and safety, we can’t let this bill become law in New Jersey.
Director of Government Affairs
Center for Inquiry
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