Inspection Program Fees Consultation

The proposed amendments to Schedule 3 of the By-laws of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario are being circulated for consultation purposes pursuant to the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

In March 2017, Part IV of the General Regulation came into effect authorizing the College to operate an inspection program for all premises where Registrants perform one or both of administering intravenous infusion therapy (IVIT) or compounding for the purposes of IVIT.

The Inspection Program of the College supports continuous quality improvement through the development and maintenance of standards for all premises in which compounding for and/or administration of IVIT are performed. The College recognizes the importance of maintaining competency for certain procedures that are associated with an increased risk and has developed the Inspection Program to ensure the safety and quality of care for the people of Ontario who choose to access these services.

The structure of the program is to inspect premises where compounding for and/or administration of IVIT are performed to ensure that the Inspection Program Requirements, as well as standards, policies and procedures are in place and are being practised by Registrants within the premises.

Consideration of changes to the inspection fee has been included as part of the scheduled review of the Inspection Program. The inspection fee is based on a cost recovery[1] basis for all premises undergoing an inspection prior to being authorized to perform IVIT procedures and subsequently, once every 5 years.

The College’s inspection program costs include:

  • per diems for inspectors to prepare for, conduct the inspections and draft an inspection report,
  • travel, meals and accommodation expenses for inspectors when conducting an inspection, and when attending mandatory training,
  • per diems for Inspection Committee members,
  • travel, meals and accommodation expenses for Inspection Committee members when attending meetings and training,
  • development and delivery of training for Committee members and inspectors,
  • postage and printing,
  • legal fees, and
  • salaries and benefits for staff required to administer the program.

Consultation Timing

The consultation begins on January 8, 2021. All submissions must be received no later than the end of business day (5:00 p.m.) on March 9, 2021.

Inspection Program Fees Consultation Document

Proposed Inspection Program Fees Amendments – January 2021

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Any questions or comments about the Inspection Program Fees and proposed changes should be directed to the Manager of Professional Practice at:

[1] Cost recovery is defined as the principle of recovering business expenditures related to an activity.