Under the Naturopathy Act, 2007
, a Member is authorized to perform the following “internal examinations” on their patients:
Putting an instrument, hand or finger beyond the labia majora but not beyond the cervix.
- Putting an instrument, hand or finger beyond the anal verge but not beyond the rectal-sigmoidal junction.
A Member can only perform these controlled acts if they meet the general requirements outlined on the About Controlled Acts
In addition, as outlined in the General Regulation
a Member may only perform these controlled acts to:
- Examine a patient in the course of an assessment or formulation of a naturopathic diagnosis.
- Treat a patient with naturopathic treatments or remedies.
- Take or collect a specimen.
More information about performing internal examinations can be found in the Standard of Practice for Internal Examinations