Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), we are legally required to develop and maintain a Quality Assurance (QA) program. But this is more than a just legal requirement: it’s a vital part of protecting patients and the public.
As a naturopathic doctor, you have an obligation to maintain and enhance your knowledge, skill and judgment so you can provide high-quality care. The QA program is just one way the College helps that happen.
The Council of the College, through the QA Committee, has developed a QA Regulation and benchmarked several related other health professions to develop a comprehensive QA program. This program promotes ongoing improvement through:
- continuing competency and professional development, and
- peer and practice assessment.
Registrants who hold a General class certificate of registration with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario must participate in every component of QA. Registrants in the Inactive class are not required to participate.