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Registration History

Registrant Class Status Effective Date Notes
General Class In Good Standing Oct 28, 1999 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

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Employment Information+

Employer Address City Province Country Postal Code Phone
Clear Medicine 123 Dupont Street
Toronto ON CAN M5R 1V4 (416) 579-9105

Professional Corporation+

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Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee Referrals+

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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
Specified Continuing Education and Remediation Program (SCERP) Nov 02, 2017 College of Naturopaths of Ontario On November 2, 2017, a panel of the Inquiries, Complaint and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College determined that the Member shall review the Standards of Practice for Advertising, Conflict of Interest and Restricted Titles, as well as the Practice Guidelines for Advertising and Conflict of Interest, and, within 45 days of the date of the Decision, deliver to the Registrar a report of 750 - 1000 words acceptable to the Registrar, providing a detailed analysis of her online presence, including her professional websites, online publications and television appearances, in terms of her current and future compliance with the aforementioned standards and guidelines.
Appearance for a Caution Nov 02, 2017 College of Naturopaths of Ontario

On March 1, 2018, the Member attended before a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee to be cautioned.

At the outset, the Panel noted that the Member's website indicated that the Member was trained in bio-identical hormone replacement and that she was able to prescribe this form of treatment prior to having met the Standard of Practice for Prescribing. The Member was reminded that the Prescribing course and exam are required by the College in order to ensure that appropriate knowledge, skill and judgment exist with regards to therapeutic prescribing. The Panel cautioned the Member that having BHRT training did not permit her to prescribe drugs or substances and that her failure to comply with this statutory requirement might have put her patients at risk.

The Panel further outlined its concerns with respect to the Member's advertising, which included issues with testimonials, prescribing, conflict of interest as well as use of restricted titles.

The Panel acknowledged that the Member had taken steps to amend her advertising in order to comply with the professional standards. Nevertheless, as the Member's website appeared to continue to advertise brand name products to the public, she was cautioned that endorsing products is in contravention of the College’s Advertising Standard, and may also be perceived as a conflict of interest, regardless of whether or not the products were designed or formulated by the Member.

It was also concerning to the Panel that the Member appeared to advertise product kits, sell drugs or substances and recommend non-scheduled substances outside the context of the naturopathic doctor-patient relationship. The Panel reinforced with the Member that naturopaths in Ontario are only able to recommend or sell a compounded drug or substance to their patients within the context of the naturopathic doctor-patient relationship. In addition, members are expected to conduct a thorough assessment of the patient, to monitor and document the patient’s response to the therapy and any adverse reactions, and adjust dosage or discontinue the therapy as appropriate.

The Panel further outlined its concerns with regard to the Member's billing practices. The Member was reminded that block fees are not available to naturopaths in Ontario and that issuing an invoice, bill or receipt that the Member knows or ought to know is false or misleading is an act of professional misconduct under the Naturopathy Act.

In conclusion, the Panel noted that should the Member commit similar or analogous conduct, the Panel will have no choice but to take stronger action, including a referral to the discipline committee.

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Registrar's Notation+

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