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Sec. 20-34. Practice defined.

      Sec. 20-34. Practice defined. (a) The practice of natureopathy means the science, art and practice of healing by natural methods as recognized by the Council of Natureopathic Medical Education and approved by the State Board of Natureopathic Examiners, with the consent of the commissioner, and shall include (1) counseling and (2) the practice of the mechanical and material sciences of healing as follows: The mechanical sciences such as mechanotherapy, articular manipulation, corrective and orthopedic gymnastics, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy and phototherapy; and the material sciences such as nutrition, dietetics, phytotherapy, treatment by natural substances and external applications.

      (b) For purposes of subsection (a) of this section, "natural substances" means substances which are not narcotic substances, as defined in subdivision (30) of section 21a-240, do not require the written or oral prescription of a licensed practitioner to be dispensed and are only administered orally.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4394; P.A. 84-111, S. 1, 2; P.A. 85-613, S. 53, 154; P.A. 05-288, S. 81.)

      History: P.A. 84-111 redefined the practice of natureopathy and added auxiliary definition of "natural substances"; P.A. 85-613 made technical change; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective July 13, 2005.

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