Holistic Therapies: Licensing, Policy and Legislation
Licensing, Policy and Legislation Links
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)
The NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations) is the examination that graduates of one of the approved naturopathic medical colleges must pass to be licensed in any of the 13 states or 5 provinces that license/register naturopathic physicians. NABNE is responsible for approving applicants to take the NPLEX and for administering the examinations in the US and Canada .
Centers For Disease Control & Prevention
Covers infectious diseases and outbreaks around the globe, offers tips on safe travel and finding safe food and water, and emergency preparedness for public health threats.
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Resource page featuring health sites of the highest order of professionalism.
Indian Health Service
Federal health program assuring that comprehensive and culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Combined health information database containing a variety of CAM information not referenced in other government databases; division of National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Conducts professional research on specific CAM therapies often based upon non-Western medical models, with the primary objective of building the scope of the Western medical model.
US Department of Agriculture
Official site containing a great deal of information about issues such as the National Organic Program, Sustainable Development @USDA, Food Safety and Biotechnology.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Explores current national initiatives regarding environmental protection, including energy saving devices to reduce personal energy consumption.
World Health Organization
Outreach organization defining 'health' as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; an inclusive global perspective.