Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy
The General Regulation and associated standards outline the requirements which must be successfully completed in order for a member to meet and maintain the Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT). Those requirements include:
* successful completion of a College approved course in Intravenous Infusion Therapy;
* successful completion of a College approved or administered examination in Intravenous Infusion Therapy.
Additionally, a member of the College must also meet the Prescribing Standard of Practice prior to being
able to administer IVIT.
Similarly, members may not administer any drug or substance listed in Table 2 of the General Regulation by non-IVIT injection (IM, SubQ) until they meet the Prescribing Standard of Practice.
Members, who at the time of proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007,
held active IVT (intravenous therapy) certification from the Board of
Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy (BDDT-N) had six (6) months
following the date of proclamation to meet the Standard of Practice for
Prescribing, and in doing the Standard of Practice for IVIT. As of January 1, 2016 this six month provision of the General Regulation expired, and IVT certified members who had not met the Prescribing Standard of Practice were required to cease providing IVIT to their patients until they successfully complete the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics course and examination, successfully complete a College approved course in IVIT and the College’s IVIT examination.
Upcoming Exam Dates
For information regarding the examination, including requesting an exam deferral or an exam accommodation, please review the Ontario Intravenous Infusion Therapy Examination handbook available in the Resources Section. Members who are presently registered for an exam or who are looking at registering for a future exam session are strongly urged to read through this information.
Registration for the November 26, 2017 session of the Ontario Intravenous Infusion Therapy Examination will open at 9:00 am on October 16, 2017. The link to register for this examination will be posted here once registration opens.