Regulation #16A-4953: Registration of Naturopathic Doctors

Implements the Naturopathic Doctor Registration Act.

On 6/3/23, the agency submitted an Advanced Notice of Final Rulemaking (ANFR) to the PA Bulletin. A copy of the ANFR and any related comments can be found under the "Related Documents" section.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3324 Proposed Regulation Received November 30, 2021
Agency Name State Board of Medicine PA Bulletin Publish Date December 18, 2021
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment January 18, 2022
PA Code 49 Pa. Code Chapter 16.1
49 Pa. Code Chapter 16.11-16.13
49 Pa. Code Chapter 18.13a
49 Pa. Code Chapter 18.15
49 Pa. Code Chapter 18.15a and 18.901-18.913
Final Due By January 18, 2024
Analysts Assigned Corinne R. Brandt  (CRB)
Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
IRRC Comments Due February 17, 2022
Final-Form Regulation Received January 18, 2024
Public Meeting Date March 21, 2024
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
No IRRC Actions taken at this time

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

October 12, 2022

August 29, 2022

August 22, 2022

August 19, 2022

April 22, 2022

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

January 20, 2022

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

February 17, 2022

Public Comments on Final Regulation
Kimberly Bleacher February 28, 2024
Christine Smith February 26, 2024
Samantha Clarke February 22, 2024
Vic DeLuca February 21, 2024
Ben and Penny Barnes February 20, 2024

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

Senator Mastriano January 20, 2022

IRRC Order(s)

There are currently no IRRC orders.


In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

Ana Belmont ANFR Comment October 16, 2023
Jaime Wright ANFR Comment August 31, 2023
Julie Lachman ND LLC - update by AANP August 15, 2023
John Herr ANFR Comment August 2, 2023