Inspection Program Overview
On March 2, 2017, Part IV of the General Regulation came into effect authorizing the College of Naturopaths of Ontario to conduct inspections in premises where Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) procedures are performed.
IVIT procedures include:
the compounding of drugs to make a customized therapeutic product for the purpose of administering by intravenous injection to a patient, and
the administration of a therapeutic product by IVIT.
The Inspection Program of the College supports continuous quality improvement through the development and maintenance of standards for all premises where IVIT procedures are performed.The College recognizes the importance of maintaining competency for certain procedures such as IVIT that are associated with an increased risk of harm, and has developed the Inspection Program to ensure the safety and quality of care for the people of Ontario who choose to access these services.
The Inspection Program Requirements set out the criteria to be met by each premises, in the following areas:
- physical environment,
- emergency preparedness,
- infection control,
- sterile compounding,
- adverse events,
- administration by IVIT,
- delegation, and
- quality management.
The Inspection Program Requirements can be accessed from the Handbooks, Tools and Forms section of the College’s website here.
The outcomes of each inspection will be posted on the IVIT Premises Register. The outcome may be a pass, a pass with conditions or a fail. More information about the inspection outcomes can be found in the "Inspection Program Handbook" (see the link below).
Every premises will undergo a scheduled inspection once every 5 years.