Professional Standards, Policies and Guidelines

Standards of practice

Standards of practice set out the legal and professional basis for the practise of naturopathy. Each set of standards describes the expected level of performance for that topic, and together they form a framework for ensuring competence among naturopaths. Standards of practice are established by consensus and used to evaluate the performance of NDs by their peers.

Core Competencies

Code of Ethics 



Collecting Clinical Samples

Communicating a Diagnosis


Conflict of Interest




Dual Registration

Emergency Preparedness

Fees & Billing

Infection Control



Internal Examinations

Intravenous Infusion Therapy


Performing Authorized Acts

Point of Care Testing


Recommending Non-Scheduled Substances

Record Keeping

Requisitioning Laboratory Tests

Restricted Titles

Scope of Practice


Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries

Practice guidelines

Practice guidelines help to elaborate the standards of practise. They provide recommendations on how NDs can deal with various situations in compliance with rules, regulations and standards.

Advertising Guideline

Assignment of Care Guideline

Conflict of Interest Guideline

Contraindications for Manipulation Guideline

COVID-19 Reopening – Updated October 26, 2020

Informed Consent Guideline

Managing Risk In Clinical Practice Guideline

Mandatory Reporting Guideline

Non-Medical (Recreational) Cannabis Guideline

Referrals and Consultations Guideline

Sterile Compounding of Injectables Guideline

Telepractice Guideline

Professional policies

Professional policies are rules set by the College that govern the behaviour and performance of the profession of naturopathy.

PP01.1 – Inhalation Therapy

PP02.0a – AED

PP03.0a – Laminar Air Flow Hood

PP04.0 – Vaccination