The public's right to safe, ethical and competent care includes the right to learn about Ontario's Naturopaths. You can find an ND and access the profile for every ND in the province from the College's Public Register, here...
Successful completion of the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics course and examination enables naturopaths to meet the Standard of Practice for Prescribing.
Naturopathic Doctors (also known as NDs or Naturopaths) provide health care to people using natural therapies to support and stimulate healing processes. NDs are highly trained, regulated professionals who have met comprehensive standards in order to practice. NDs are accountable for their conduct and practice.
The College has a process for investigating complaints and reports about Naturopaths. If you have a complaint or a concern about a Naturopath, it is important that we know about it, in order to take any corrective steps that may be needed. You can find out more about submitting a complaint here...
The College regulates all naturopaths registered to practice in Ontario. We support the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical naturopathic car, by setting requirements to enter the profession, establishing standards, administering quality assurance and inspections programs, and holding naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice.
Ensuring public protection and safety is the regulator's chief role. You, as the public, need access to information to ensure that self-regulation is working effectively in your best interests. We are committed to providing the information you need to make your healthcare decisions and to hold us accountable.
In Ontario, the public has the right to receive safe, competent and ethical naturopathic care. We invite you to find out more about us.
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To practise naturopathy in Ontario, you must be registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. The College establishes the entry-to-practise requirements for safe, competent ethical practise of naturopathic care.
NDs are responsible for practising naturopathy in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and standards, and are expected to engage in life long learning. Stay informed with CONO.
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The College is undertaking a consultation on proposed amendments to The Public Register. Share your feedback by December 16, 2018.
Share your feedback about a proposed new regulation to do with funding related to therapy/counselling and sexual abuse.
Our next Council meeting is on October 24, 2018. As always, Council meetings are open to the public.
Our 2017/18 Annual Report is now available. It includes trends, results and accomplishments from our last fiscal year spanning April 2017 - March 2018.
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