Standards of Practice, Practice Guidelines, Professional Policies 

Standards of
Practice

Standards of Practice set out the legal and professional basis for the practice of Naturopathic Medicine. Each standard describes the expected level of performance for that topic, and together they form a framework for ensuring continuing competence among NDs. Standards of Practice are established as a consensus of the profession and are statements from NDs on how they practice.  They are subsequently used by the profession to evaluate the performance of NDs by their peers.

Core Competencies
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Acupuncture
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Advertising
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Collecting Clinical Samples
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Communicating a Diagnosis
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Compounding
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Conflict of Interest
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Consent
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Delegation
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Dispensing
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Dual Registration
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Emergency Preparedness
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Fees & Billing
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Infection Control
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Inhalation
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Injection
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Internal Examinations
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Intravenous Infusion Therapy
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Manipulation
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Performing Authorized Acts
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Point of Care Testing
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Prescribing
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Record Keeping
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Restricted Titles
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Scope of Practice
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Selling
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Practice
Guidelines

Practice guidelines are intended to elaborate of the Standards of Practice of the profession. Guidelines provide recommendations on how NDs can deal with particular situations to be compliant with rules, regulations and standards. To complement the higher level descriptions found in other documents, guidelines offer further meaning, context and clarity. The guidelines are helpful in offerings scenarios, checklists, and issues to consider.
Advertising Guideline
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Assignment of Care Guideline
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Informed Consent Guideline
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Professional
Policies

Professional policies are statements by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario about its expectations of how the profession will behave in certain circumstances. Where Standards of Practice are statements by the profession of how it will perform in certain circumstances, professional policies are rules set by the College that govern performance of the profession.
PP01.1 - Inhalation Therapy
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PP02.0a - AED
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PP04.0 - Vaccination
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