Q: Who currently regulates Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario?
A: Naturopathic Doctors are currently regulated under the Drugless Practitioners Act, 1925. In Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors are governed (regulated) by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N). The BDDT-N will continue to regulate Naturopathic Doctors under the Drugless Practitioners Act, 1925 until proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
Q: What is the mandate of the transitional Council?
A: The transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario is responsible for developing regulations, policies, by-laws and the necessary business operations for a new health regulatory college called the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. The mandate of the new College will be to operate, manage and administer its statutory obligations under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, (RHPA) and the Naturopathy Act, 2007, to regulate the profession of naturopathy in the public interest.
Q: What is the role of the Registrar?
A: The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. He/She reports to the transitional Council and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and supports the transitional Council in developing and implementing policies, by-laws and regulations for the governing of the practise of naturopathy. The Registrar is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College and has statutory duties under the RHPA, 1991.
Q: How can I get involved with the transitional Council
A: Anyone wishing to serve on a provincial agency, board or commission should submit their application to the Public Appointments Secretariat.
Click here to go to the Public Appointments Secretariat's application process page.