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Registration History

Registrant Class Status Effective Date Notes
General Class In Good Standing Apr 30, 2017 Reinstated to General Class in Good Standing as per the order of the DC.
General Class Suspended Mar 31, 2017 Suspended by the order of the Discipline Panel for a period of one (1) month.
General Class In Good Standing Oct 26, 2015 Registration Reinstated
General Class Suspended Sep 25, 2015 Suspended for non-payment of fees
General Class In Good Standing Jan 01, 1991 Date of initial registration with the BDDT-N

Extended Services

Additional Standards of Practice Qualified Effective Date Notes
Therapeutic Prescribing is a post-registration Standard of Practice. NDs who wish to prescribe, dispense, compound, sell, or administer by injection or inhalation the restricted substances available to Ontario NDs under the College’s General Regulation must first meet this Standard of Practice. NDs who do not wish to access these substances or perform these controlled acts are not required to meet this Standard. No
Additional Standards of Practice Qualified Effective Date Notes
The Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) is a post-registration Standard of Practice. NDs who wish to administer substances intravenously for therapeutic benefit, must first meet this Standard of Practice and the Standard of Practice for Therapeutic Prescribing. NDs who do not wish to administer substances intravenously are not required to meet this Standard. No

Terms, Conditions and Limitations

Effective Date Expiry Date Type Of Conditions Notes
Mar 22, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 Condition of registration On March 22, 2017, a Panel of the Discipline Committee of the College imposed a term, condition and limitation on the Member’s certificate of registration requiring that the Member successfully complete, by August 31, 2017, to the satisfaction of the Registrar and at her own expense, a course in ethics and/or jurisprudence.

Employment Information+

Employer Address City Province Country Postal Code Phone
Woman & Child Naturopathic Clinic 360 Bloor St West.
Toronto ON CAN M5S 1X1 647-550-1572
ON CAN
ON CAN

Professional Corporation+

Corporation Name Shareholder Position Date
No Company Found

Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee Referrals+

No Data Found
The ICRC may refer specified allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence to the Discipline Committee and matters of incapacity to the Fitness to Practice Committee. The ICRC cannot make any findings, therefore no allegations have been proven and no findings have been made. Findings of professional misconduct or incompetence can only be made by the Discipline Committee. Findings of incapacity can only be made by the Fitness to Practice Committee.

Inquiries Complaints and Reports Committee - Outcomes +

Outcomes Effective Date Regulator Details
Appearance for a Caution Sep 07, 2017 College of Naturopaths of Ontario On November 2, 2017, the Member attended before a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee to be cautioned.

The Panel outlined the following concerns relevant to the Member’s practice:

Failure to keep records in accordance with the standards of the profession
The Member was reminded of the importance of keeping complete and legible SOAP notes and cautioned that according to the Standard of Practice for Record Keeping, she was expected to ensure that all records contain:

  • subjective information provided by the patient or their authorized representative;
  • relevant objective findings;
  • proposed treatment plan, including prescriptions and recommendations;
  • relevant communications with or about the patient;
  • indication of who made each entry and when the entry was made.

Failure to obtain and/or document patients’ informed consent The Panel reminded the Member about the ongoing nature of consent and the importance of documenting in the file that a discussion regarding consent took place and the patient understood the proposed assessment or treatments and their risks, limitations and benefits. The Member was advised that in order for consent to be “informed”, the patient must receive the following information:

  • the nature of the treatment;
  • the expected benefits of the treatment;
  • the material risks of the treatment;,/li>
  • the material side effects of the treatment;
  • alternative courses of action; and
  • the likely consequences of not having the treatment.

Inappropriate and potentially fraudulent billing procedures The Panel stated that as a regulated health-care provider, the Member was ultimately responsible for proper billing procedures and was expected to audit invoices and billing practices periodically to ensure that her staff were following expectations set by the College.

The Panel noted that the information collected with regard to this investigation might be indicative of a potential insurance fraud. As the Panel in this case found no direct indication of the Member’s involvement with the billing procedures and altering the patient records, this matter did not warrant a referral for a disciplinary hearing. However, the Member was warned that should a similar concern be raised in the future, the ICRC would likely take stronger action.

Specified Continuing Education and Remediation Program (SCERP) Sep 07, 2017 College of Naturopaths of Ontario On September 7, 2017, a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College determined that the Member shall successfully complete the next available University of Toronto’s Medical Record Keeping Course.
Specified Continuing Education and Remediation Program (SCERP) Sep 07, 2017 College of Naturopaths of Ontario On September 7, 2017, a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College determined that the Member shall undergo an inspection of patient records with the focus on financial records and consent within six (6) months of the successful completion of the Medical Record Keeping Course.

Findings+

Hearing Date : Mar 22, 2017
Summary of Decision: A Panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario found that the Member committed acts of professional misconduct as alleged in paragraphs numbered 4(a), 4(b), and 4(d) of the Notice of Hearing, in regard to:
  • contravening, by act or omission, a provision of the Naturopathy Act, 2007, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under either of those Acts;
  • practising the profession while the Member’s certificate of registration has been suspended;
  • engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be considered by members as dishonourable or unprofessional.
  • Decision Date: Mar 29, 2017
    Under Appeal: No
    Full Decision Document::
    DC Decision and Reasons, CONO vs Cohen, March 29, 2017.pdf

    Member Reported and Other Findings+

    No Data Found

    Registrar's Notation+

    No Data Found