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Registration History

Registrant Class Status Effective Date Notes
General Class In Good Standing Oct 01, 1992 Authorized to practise naturopathy in Ontario subject to terms, conditions and limitations below.

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 Effective January 1, 2016 no longer authorized to provide IVIT

Terms, Conditions and Limitations

Effective Date Expiry Date Type Of Conditions Notes
Dec 19, 2017 Aug 28, 2018 Limitation This TCL is no longer in effect and is available for historical purposes only.

The Member shall not provide naturopathic treatment or offer naturopathic treatment to a patient unless the Member:

  1. has obtained informed consent from the patient. (The Member is reminded that this includes but is not limited to describing the nature of the proposed diagnostic procedures or treatments to patients, to the extent necessary to ensure that patients reasonably know what to expect, e.g. whether they will be asked to disrobe, be touched, etc);
  2. has confirmed with the patient that they do or do not request another person (older than 18 years of age) to be present in the room during the proposed diagnostic procedure or treatment;
  3. has documented discussions with the patient as per paragraphs (a) and (b) above in the patient file; and
  4. has ensured that the patient signed a form confirming that they were made aware that they may request another person (older than 18 years of age) to be present in the room during the proposed diagnostic procedure or treatment, and want to proceed with the procedure or treatment.

Where a patient requests that another person (older than 18 years of age) be present in the room, the Member shall abstain from conducting any naturopathic examinations or procedures on the patient except with another person (over 18 years of age) present during the examinations and procedures.

The Member shall post a sign, acceptable to the College, in a prominent and visible location in the waiting room and each of the examination/treatment rooms of the Member’s place(s) of practice that states: “The patients of Dr. Taras Rodak, ND may request at any time that another person (older than 18 years of age) be present in the room during all examinations and procedures”; and

The Member shall not have any professional encounters with naturopathic patients, or treat or offer to treat naturopathic patients, until the signs as described above have been posted.

Employment Information+

Employer Address City Province Country Postal Code Phone
Wellness Institute 954 Royal York Road
Toronto ON CAN M8X 2E5 416-234-1888 x 30

Professional Corporation+

Corporation Name Shareholder Position Date
No Company Found

Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee Referrals+

Allegations: STATEMENT OF SPECIFIED ALLEGATIONS

1. At all relevant times, Dr. Taras Rodak (“the Member”) has been a member of the College.

2. On or about October 2, 2017 the Patient attended the Member’s clinic in Etobicoke, Ontario. The Patient was seeking assistance related to low energy and leg cramps related to her marathon training.

Standards of the Profession

3. It is alleged that during the appointment, the Member:

  1. Provided a consent form for the Patient to sign before the Member had an opportunity to discuss the proposed treatment and obtain informed consent;
  2. Failed to confirm at the outset of the appointment if the Patient wanted a person present during the appointment;
  3. Asked the Patient to change into a robe and/or if he could conduct a breast exam;
  4. Did not obtain informed consent to perform Bowen therapy on the patient;
  5. Did not adequately respond to the Patient’s questions about Bowen therapy;
  6. Asked the Patient to sign another consent form after the appointment indicating that she had been provided with an option to have a person present during the appointment; and/or
  7. Did not advise the Patient in advance of the appointment of the cost of the appointment and/or the remedies provided.
4. It is alleged that the above conduct constitutes professional misconduct pursuant to s. 51(1)(c) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “Code”) as set out in one or more of the following paragraphs of section 1 of Ontario Regulation 17/14 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007:

    a. Paragraph 1 (Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession); and/or

    b. Paragraph 46 (Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional).

Informed Consent

5. It is alleged that during the appointment, the Member failed to:

  1. Provide the Patient with the nature of the Bowen therapy treatment;
  2. Provide the Patient with the expected benefits of the Bowen therapy treatment;
  3. Provide the Patient with the material risks of the Bowen therapy treatment;
  4. Provide the Patient with the material side effects of the Bowen therapy treatment;
  5. Provide the Patient with alternative courses of action to Bowen therapy treatment; and/or
  6. Provide the Patient with the likely consequences of not having the Bowen therapy treatment.

6. It is alleged that the above conduct constitutes professional misconduct pursuant to s. 51(1)(c) of the Code as set out in one or more of the following paragraphs of section 1 of Ontario Regulation 17/14 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007:

    a. Paragraph 3 (Doing anything to a patient for a therapeutic, preventative, palliative, diagnostic or other health-related purpose except, i. with the informed consent of the patient or the patient’s authorized representative, or ii. as required or authorized by law); and/or

    b. Paragraph 46 (Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional).

Failing to advise of a fee

7. It is alleged that the Member did not advise the Patient in advance of the appointment, or in advance of him recommending a remedy of the fee to be charged for the appointment and/or remedy.

8. It is alleged that the above conduct constitutes professional misconduct pursuant to s. 51(1)(c) of the Code as set out in one or more of the following paragraphs of section 1 of Ontario Regulation 17/14 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007:

    a. Paragraph 20 (Failing to advise a patient or a patient’s authorized representative, before providing any service, of the fee to be charged for the service or of any penalties that will be charged for late payment of the fee); and/or

    b. Paragraph 46 (Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional).

Sexual Abuse

9. It is alleged that during the appointment, the Member:

  1. Engaged in behaviour and/ or remarks of a sexual nature by failing to confirm at the outset of the appointment if the Patient wanted a person present during the appointment; and/or
  2. Engaged in behaviour and/ or remarks of a sexual nature by asking the Patient to change into a robe and/or if he could conduct a breast exam.

10. The behaviour and/or remarks as set out in paragraph 9 were not of a clinical nature appropriate to the service provided.

11. It is alleged that the above conduct constitutes professional misconduct pursuant to s. 51(1)(b.1) of the Code as the Member sexually abused the Patient.

Referred To: Discipline Committee
Referral Date: Jun 07, 2018
Hearing Dates:
Notice of Hearing:
DC18-01 - Taras Rodak - Notice of Hearing.pdf
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 +

No Data Found

Findings+

Hearing Date : Jun 14, 2018
Summary of Decision: Having considered the evidence, the Panel found that the College failed to discharge its onus of proving with clear, cogent and convincing evidence that the Member engaged in professional misconduct as alleged in the Notice of Hearing.
Decision Date: Aug 28, 2018
Under Appeal: No
Full Decision Document::
Reasons for Decision and Publication Ban.pdf

Member Reported and Other Findings+

No Data Found

Registrar's Notation+

No Data Found