Scope of Practice: Demystifying Practice Parameters

Posted On: July 12, 2023

Every year, the College receives questions from both the public and from NDs about whether a Naturopathic Doctor can treat a particular condition, provide a certain treatment, or conduct testing of varying kinds. What people may not realize they are grappling with, is figuring out what is within the scope of practice of the profession.

No profession has a specific list of conditions that can be treated or treatments that can be proffered. Apart from the limiting nature of such a list, the question of what is within or outside of the scope of practice is far more complex.

In this session, participants will learn about the parameters that govern this topic and understand the questions one must consider when self-determining what is within your own scope of practice as a Naturopathic Doctor.

Session Details

Date: Monday August 14, 2023
Time: 1PM – 2PM EDT
CEs: 1 Category A (Jurisprudence)
Format: Live Webinar
Cost:  Free
Advance Registration: Closed


Dr. Danielle O’Connor, ND

Danielle O’Connor is a highly skilled and dedicated Naturopathic Doctor with extensive experience in providing comprehensive care and support to patients.

Currently serving as a Naturopathic Doctor in Burlington and Oakville Ontario, Danielle works collaboratively with a team of healthcare professionals to ensure the optimal health and wellness of their patients. With a clinical focus on Developmental Delays, Brain Health, Mood Disorders, Chronic Infections, and Women’s Hormones, she has established herself as a trusted practitioner in the field.

Throughout her career, Danielle has consistently displayed her commitment to professional growth and development. She has been an active member of several professional organizations and has also served in elected board positions at the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) in order to actively contribute to the regulation and advancement of the naturopathic profession.

In addition to her role as a Naturopathic Doctor, Danielle O’Connor has also established herself as a dynamic speaker in the field. With her vast knowledge, she has been invited to present at prominent conferences to professionals such as medical doctors, pharmacists and fellow NDs.

Jeremy Quesnelle, Deputy CEO

Jeremy Quesnelle is the Deputy CEO of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Jeremy began his work with the College in 2011, 4 years prior to the proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007. During that time Jeremy’s focus was on regulation, standards, policy and program development in the areas of Quality Assurance, Complaints, Discipline, Inspections, Patient Relations and Controlled Acts. Since proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 in 2015 Jeremy oversees the College’s professional practice and professional conduct departments as well as supporting the CEO in the day to day operations and governance of the College.
Jeremy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Classical Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo Ontario.  When not working Jeremy can be found cooking, practicing jiu jitsu or chasing around his two young sons.

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.

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