Professional Practice

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario develops and sets the standards and guidelines that support naturopathic doctors in providing safe, competent and ethical care for all Ontarians. Naturopathic doctors are responsible for practising in accordance with all applicable legislation and Standards of Practice.  The primary legislation and regulations applicable to NDs includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
  • The Regulated Health Professions Act, including,
    • Controlled Acts Regulation,
  • The Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 of the RHPA,
  • The Naturopathy Act, including,
    • General Regulation,
    • Registration Regulation,
    • Professional Misconduct Regulation,
    • Quality Assurance Regulation,
  • Health Care Consent Act,
  • Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Act,
  • Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act.
Naturopathic doctors are accountable for understanding how these statutes and regulations apply to them as practitioners and their practices.  In this section, the College will provide the public and the profession with important information about the practice of the profession.  This will include information about:
The College holds Naturopathic Doctors accountable, in part through the application of the Professional Misconduct Regulation.  To learn more about Professional Misconduct, we invite you to view the brief video below.

The College and You: Professional Misconduct