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§14–5F–14.

    (a)    A license authorizes a licensee, consistent with naturopathic education and training and competence demonstrated by passing the naturopathic physician licensing examination, to:

        (1)    Order and perform physical and laboratory examinations for diagnostic purposes, including phlebotomy, clinical laboratory tests, orificial examinations, electrocardiograms with over read by a cardiologist, and physiological function tests;

        (2)    Order diagnostic imaging studies and interpret the reports of diagnostic imaging studies;

        (3)    Dispense or order natural medicines of mineral, animal, or botanical origin, including food, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, botanicals and their extracts, botanical medicines, homeopathic medicines, and all dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs listed in the formulary that use various routes of administration, including oral, nasal, auricular, ocular, rectal, vaginal, transdermal, and intramuscular;

        (4)    Administer natural medicines of mineral, animal, or botanical origin, including food, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, botanicals and their extracts, botanical medicines, homeopathic medicines, and all dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs listed in the formulary using various routes of administration, including oral, nasal, auricular, ocular, rectal, vaginal, and transdermal;

        (5)    Administer auto–injectable epinephrine;

        (6)    Administer or perform hot or cold hydrotherapy, naturopathic physical medicine, electromagnetic energy, and therapeutic exercise for the purpose of providing basic therapeutic care services, except that if a referral to another licensed provider is appropriate for ongoing rehabilitation or habilitation services, the naturopathic doctor shall make the referral;

        (7)    Provide health education and health counseling; and

        (8)    Perform naturopathic musculoskeletal mobilization.

    (b)    A license does not authorize a licensee to:

        (1)    Except for a prescription drug or device included in the formulary under § 14–5F–04.1(d)(1)(ii) or (iii) of this subtitle, prescribe, dispense, or administer any prescription drug or device;

        (2)    Perform surgical procedures;

        (3)    Practice or claim to practice as a medical doctor or physician, an osteopath, a dentist, a podiatrist, an optometrist, a psychologist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, or any other health care professional unless licensed under this article;

        (4)    Use general or spinal anesthetics;

        (5)    Administer ionizing radioactive substances for therapeutic purposes;

        (6)    Perform chiropractic adjustments or manipulations that include high–velocity thrusts at or beyond the end range of normal joint motion unless the licensee is also a licensed chiropractor;

        (7)    Perform acupuncture unless the licensee is also a licensed acupuncturist; or

        (8)    Prescribe, dispense, or administer any prescription or nonprescription drug or device listed in the formulary for cosmetic purposes.