IRRC will consider five regulations at its June 20th meeting.  To ensure an orderly meeting and thorough consideration of all public input, we kindly ask all speakers to sign up in advance and submit a written copy of their remarks by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18th (48 hours prior to the meeting). If any speaker has not yet registered or submitted their remarks, please do so as soon as possible.  We will first provide an opportunity to speak, as time allows, to those who have pre-registered and submitted advance copies of their remarks. If time remains, other attendees will have an opportunity.  Requests to speak/written statements can be sent to 

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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
IRRC Approval March 21, 2024
House Committee Deems Regulation Approved March 20, 2024
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved March 20, 2024

  • 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
KHARA LUCIUS March 26, 2024
Betty Welsh March 19, 2024
Diana Meunier March 19, 2024
Kerri Muhr March 19, 2024

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

Senator Mastriano January 20, 2022

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL March 21, 2024

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