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32-1504. Powers and duties
A. The board shall:
1. Adopt rules that are necessary or proper for the administration of this chapter.
2. Administer and enforce all provisions of this chapter and all rules adopted by the board under the authority granted by this chapter.
3. Adopt rules regarding the qualifications of medical assistants who assist doctors of naturopathic medicine and shall determine the qualifications of medical assistants who are not otherwise regulated.
4. Adopt rules for the approval of schools of naturopathic medicine. The board may incorporate by reference the accrediting standards for naturopathic medical schools published by accrediting agencies recognized by the United States department of education or recognized by the council for higher education accreditation.
5. Adopt rules relating to clinical, internship, preceptorship and postdoctoral training programs, naturopathic graduate medical education and naturopathic continuing medical education programs. The rules for naturopathic continuing medical education programs shall require at least ten hours each year directly related to pharmacotherapeutics.
6. Periodically inspect and evaluate clinical, internship, preceptorship and postdoctoral training programs and naturopathic graduate medical education programs and randomly evaluate naturopathic continuing medical education programs.
7. Adopt rules relating to the dispensing of natural substances, drugs and devices.
8. Adopt rules necessary for the safe administration of intravenous nutrients. These rules shall identify and exclude substances that do not meet the criteria of nutrients suitable for intravenous administration.
9. Adopt and use a seal.
10. Have the full and free exchange of information with the licensing and disciplinary boards of other states and countries and with the American association of naturopathic physicians, the Arizona naturopathic medical association, the association of naturopathic medical colleges, the federation of naturopathic medical licensing boards and the naturopathic medical societies of other states, districts and territories of the United States or other countries.
B. The board may:
1. Adopt rules that prescribe annual continuing medical education for the renewal of licenses issued under this chapter.
2. Employ permanent or temporary personnel it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and designate their duties.
3. Adopt rules relating to naturopathic medical specialties and determine the qualifications of doctors of naturopathic medicine who may represent or hold themselves out as being specialists.
4. If reasonable cause exists to believe that the competency of an applicant or a person who is regulated by the board is in question, require that person to undergo any combination of physical, mental, biological fluid and laboratory tests.
5. Be a dues paying member of national organizations that support licensing agencies in their licensing and regulatory duties and pay the travel expenses involved for a designated board member or the executive director to represent the board at the annual meeting of these organizations.
6. Adopt rules for conducting licensing examinations required by this chapter.
7. Delegate to the executive director the board's authority pursuant to sections 32-1509 and 32-1551.