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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 462
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F.S. 462.01
462.01 Definitions.As used in this chapter:
(1) “Natureopathy” and “Naturopathy” shall be construed as synonymous terms and mean the use and practice of psychological, mechanical, and material health sciences to aid in purifying, cleansing, and normalizing human tissues for the preservation or restoration of health, according to the fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology, and applied psychology, as may be required. Naturopathic practice employs, among other agencies, phytotherapy, dietetics, psychotherapy, suggestotherapy, hydrotherapy, zone therapy, biochemistry, external applications, electrotherapy, mechanotherapy, mechanical and electrical appliances, hygiene, first aid, sanitation, and heliotherapy; provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall be held or construed to authorize any naturopathic physician licensed hereunder to practice materia medica or surgery or chiropractic medicine, nor shall the provisions of this law in any manner apply to or affect the practice of osteopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, Christian Science, or any other treatment authorized and provided for by law for the cure or prevention of disease and ailments.
(2) “Department” means the Department of Health.
History.s. 1, ch. 12286, 1927; CGL 3469; s. 1, ch. 21707, 1943; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 3, ch. 78-139; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 1, 12, 13, ch. 85-303; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 118, ch. 94-218; s. 50, ch. 97-264; ss. 62, 280, ch. 98-166.