Amendments to the General Regulation

Posted On: May 15, 2023

The Lieutenant Governor-in-Council has approved an amendment to the General Regulation (Ontario Regulation 168/15) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007 to allow naturopaths access to additional drugs.  As of May 15, 2023, naturopathic doctors who have met the necessary standards of practice (Prescribing, IVIT) are authorized to access the following additional drugs as needed for patient care:

NEW Intravenous Infusion Therapy Drugs

Drug Limitation
Alpha Lipoic Acid Maximum daily dose of 600 mg for racemic form or 300 mg for R form.
Tyrosine (L-tyrosine) Must be in combination with other amino acids.


NEW Route of Administration for Certain Drugs

Drug Route of Administration
Vitamin B1 Intramuscular
Vitamin B2 Intramuscular
Vitamin B3 Intramuscular
Vitamin B5 Intramuscular
Vitamin B6 Intramuscular, subcutaneous


NEW Limitation for Prescribing, Dispensing, Compounding & Selling of Vitamin D

Drug Limitation
Vitamin D Only if prescribed, dispensed, compounded or sold in an oral dosage form containing more than 2,500 International Units of Vitamin D per dosage form or where the largest recommended daily dosage shown on the label would result in the daily intake by the patient of more than 2,500 International Units of Vitamin D.


As with the performance of any controlled act, Registrants must ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skill and judgement to perform the procedure safely, competently and ethically, and that the administration or prescribing of any drug is necessary, in the best interest of the patient and in keeping with the Standards of Practice of the Profession.

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