001. at legislature.vermont.gov, currently there's their "The Vermont Statutes Online Title 26: Professions And Occupations Chapter 81: Naturopathic Physicians" [2018 archived] which states:
"the Vermont Statutes Online. Title 26: Professions And Occupations Chapter 81: Naturopathic Physicians § 4121. Definitions As used in this chapter: (1) 'Acupuncture' means the insertion of fine needles through the skin at certain points on the body, with or without the application of electric current or the application of heat to the needles or skin, or both, for the purpose of promoting health and balance as defined by traditional and modern Oriental theories. (2) 'Approved naturopathic medical college' means a college which grants a degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy: (A) is accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education, its successor, or other accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education; (B) has attained candidate for accreditation status with such agency; or (C) meets educational standards essentially equivalent to those established by such accrediting agency [...]";
so, so the Vermont .gov is right behind those NDs and their apparatus. With quackupuncture baked in, and mention of those ND schools which allow science subset nonscience nonsense which is the CNME's mode and that the USDE has to problem with.
"'naturopathic physician' is a person who practices naturopathic medicine and is licensed under this chapter [...] 'naturopathic medicine' or 'the practice of naturopathic medicine' means a system of health care that utilizes education, natural medicines, and natural therapies to support and stimulate a patient's intrinsic self-healing processes and to prevent, diagnose, and treat human health conditions, injuries, and pain [...] a person licensed under this chapter may use the designations 'N.D.,' 'doctor of naturopathic medicine,' 'naturopathic doctor,' 'doctor of naturopathy,'or 'naturopathic physician;"
so, coded vitalism.
"[and ND may] administer or provide for preventative and therapeutic purposes nonprescription medicines, topical medicines, botanical medicines, homeopathic medicines, counseling, hypnotherapy, nutritional and dietary therapy, naturopathic physical medicine, naturopathic childbirth, therapeutic devices, barrier devices for contraception, and prescription medicines authorized by this chapter [...]";
so, therein we see standards so lax that homeopathic garbage is approved. And nowhere is this web page is the root "scien."
"[and we also get] conduct that evidences moral unfitness to practice naturopathic medicine [...] willful misrepresentation in treatments";
oh the irony...You must be morally fit though your premises are willfull mistrepresentations. And don't worry about the limitations of science-based and such, do whatever. And keep up the coded sectarianisms...