Understanding Ontario’s Complex Mandatory Reporting Requirements

Mandatory Reporting is one of the ways in which the College achieves its mandate of protecting the public.  As a naturopath, you have a legal obligation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to report certain information to the College so that any incidents of possible professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity on the part of its registrants can be appropriately investigated and addressed.

In this session of the Regulatory Education Program (REP), we will review the intricacies of Ontario’s mandatory reporting requirements for health professionals, in particular, NDs. These requirements involve sensitive issues surrounding child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, findings of guilt, negligence, malpractice and incapacity as well as report-able and communicable diseases and breaches of patient privacy.

You will come away with an understanding of what needs to be reported and to whom through various Ontario legislative structures.

Session Details

Date: Wednesday July 17, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CEs: 1 Category A (Jurisprudence)
Format: Live Webinar
Cost:  Free
Advance Registration: Required – Click Here


Dr. Adam Gratton, ND

Dr. Adam Gratton, ND completed his naturopathic medical studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2008 after obtaining his Specialist Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology at the University of Toronto. Following his naturopathic medical studies, he completed a two-year residency at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine followed by a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University.

Adam is also an associate professor at CCNM since 2010 where he coordinates and teaches courses related to evidence-based medicine and pharmacology. He is also actively involved in numerous collaborative research projects. Adam has a keen research and clinical interest in naturopathic approaches to patients with skin conditions.

In addition to his private practice, Adam is also actively involved with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the provincial regulatory body for naturopathic doctors.  

Erica Laugalys

Erica Laugalys is the Director of Registration and Examinations and has just recently celebrated 10 years with the College. Erica has served with many Council members supporting their work on several committees, including the Registration Committee and Exam Appeals Committee. She has been vital to the development and implementation of the College’s Clinical Sciences, Biomedical and Clinical (Practical) Examinations, not to mention the Prescribing & Therapeutics and IVIT exams. In addition to her Council and Committee work, Erica has interacted with countless volunteers who have served as examiners, invigilators, and item writers. Erica has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. Prior to her work with the College, she worked in Registration and Examinations for the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy.

About the Regulatory Education Program

The Regulatory Education Program provides Registrants as well as members of the public access to free virtual educational programming that is focused directly on key regulatory concepts and rules. It is intended to allow Registrants and the public to learn more about the regulatory framework which governs NDs in Ontario and to help NDs not only comply, but to avoid potential issues that present a risk of harm to the public.

Unable to Attend?

All Regulatory Education Program events will be made available for streaming within 30 days of the event delivery. Check the College’s website for more details.