Complaints & Reports Under Investigation

Transparency is at the core of how we work. Being open in our decisions and providing Ontarians with useful information helps increase public confidence in the profession’s ability to self-regulate.

As part of this commitment to transparency, the College publishes summaries of outstanding complaint and report investigations. Our goal is to provide the public and profession with information about complaints and reports reviewed by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC). The ICRC derives its power from the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to deal with concerns about naturopaths’ conduct, practice and behaviour. Cases are anonymously referenced by complaint file number.

Detailed information about complaints and reports, as well as the practice or conduct of naturopaths, is also included in our Annual Report, in our iNformeD newsletter and in the Complaints and Discipline sections of this website.

  • Active Files

    Complaints and Reports Investigation Process

    FILE # DATE FILE OPENED SUMMARY OF ISSUES/CONCERNS STAGE
    19-031R October 13, 2021 Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.
    Recommending or providing treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know is unnecessary or ineffective.
    Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know to be beyond the Registrant’s knowledge, skill or judgment.
    Performing a controlled act that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Failing to keep records in accordance with the standards of the profession.
    Permitting the advertising of the Registrant or his or her practice in a manner that is false or misleading or that includes statements that are not factual and verifiable.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in the profession.
    Contravening, by act or omission, a provision of the Naturopathy Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act or the regulations under either of those Acts.
    Contravening the Medicine Act, 1991.
    Failing to carry out or abide by an undertaking given to the College or breaching an agreement with the College.
    Stage 3
    19-032R October 13, 2021 Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.
    Recommending or providing treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know is unnecessary or ineffective.
    Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know to be beyond the Registrant’s knowledge, skill or judgment.
    Performing a controlled act that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Failing to keep records in accordance with the standards of the profession.
    Permitting the advertising of the Registrant or his or her practice in a manner that is false or misleading or that includes statements that are not factual and verifiable.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in the profession.
    Contravening, by act or omission, a provision of the Naturopathy Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act or the regulations under either of those Acts.
    Contravening the Medicine Act, 1991.
    Stage 3
    20-023R October 21, 2021 Contravening, by act or omission, a provision of the Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under either of those Acts.
    Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by registrants as conduct unbecoming a registrant of the profession.
    Stage 3
    20-024R October 21, 2021 Contravening, by act or omission, a provision of the Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under either of those Acts. Stage 3
    21-020R March 22, 2022 Failing to co-operate fully with an investigator.
    Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the following standard of practice of the profession: Consent; Fees and Billing; Inhalation; Prescribing; Record Keeping; Scope of Practice.
    Stage 3
    21-021R March 9, 2022 Failing to maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship and professional boundaries with a patient.
    Abusing a patient physically, psychologically and/or emotionally.
    Engaging in an act of sexual abuse of a patient.
    Acting in a conflict of interest.
    Doing anything to a patient for a therapeutic, preventative, diagnostic or other health-related purpose without the informed consent of the patient.
    Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by registrants as conduct unbecoming a registrant of the profession.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Stage 3
    21-034 September 8, 2021 Issuing an incorrect and/or misleading invoice, bill or receipt.
    Billing an insurer for the services that have not been provided, alleged insurance fraud.
    Failing to appropriately and/or timely address the patient’s billing concerns.
    Stage 3
    21-035 October 4, 2021 Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know was beyond their knowledge, skill or judgment.
    Failure to refer the patient to another healthcare provider.
    Failure to make reasonable attempts to collaborate with the patient’s other relevant healthcare providers respecting the care of the patient, where such collaboration is necessary for the patient’s health.
    Advising and/or practising outside the scope of naturopathic practice.
    Failure to maintain appropriate therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries with the patient.
    Stage 3
    21-037 October 20, 2021 Failure to maintain appropriate therapeutic relationship and professional boundaries with a patient.
    Credit Card fraud.
    Stage 3
    21-040 December 1, 2021 Recommending treatment that may be harmful to a patient.
    Failing to respond to a patient’s concerns about recommended treatment.
    Failing to ensure that a patient has sufficient information to make valid decisions about their care and provide their informed consent.
    Stage 3
    21-042 December 21, 2021 Failure to maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship and professional boundaries with a patient.
    Acting in a conflict of interest when acting in a professional capacity.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Failure to maintain appropriate records.
    Stage 3
    22-003 February 10, 2022 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising. Stage 3
    22-005R May 3, 2022 Failing to comply with an interim suspension imposed by the ICRC.
    Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded as conduct unbecoming a member of the profession.
    Practising the profession while the Registrant’s certificate of registration is suspended.
    Stage 2
    22-009 February 28, 2022 Inappropriate administration of the COVID-19 vaccine while working as an Immunizer for a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Stage 3b
    22-011 March 9, 2022 Charging excessive fees for a consultation appointment that did not include a diagnosis or treatment plan.
    Failure to ensure the patient is informed about the fees to be charged and providing false or misleading information to the patient about the fees to be charged.
    Failure to address and/or dismissing the patient’s concerns about the fees charged for the services provided.
    Stage 3
    22-012 March 10, 2022 Providing treatments outside the naturopathic scope.
    Failure to provide the patient with the relevant information they need in order to make informed decisions about their care.
    Failing to reveal the exact nature of a substance or treatment used by the Registrant following a request by a patient to do so.
    Failing to ensure the patient is aware that the Registrant is not a medical doctor and is not authorized to perform cosmetic injections without a delegation from a medical doctor.
    Recommending or providing ineffective treatment to a patient.
    Failing to establish and maintain fair and ethical fees and billing practices and/or issue clearly itemized receipts.
    Stage 3b
    22-014 April 4, 2022 Providing services outside the naturopathic scope of practice.
    Recommending or providing treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know is unnecessary or ineffective.
    Failure to refer the patient to or advise the patient to consult another healthcare provider.
    Failure to maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship and professional boundaries with a patient.
    Stage 2
    22-015 April 11, 2022 Providing or attempting to provide services that the Registrant ought to know to be beyond the scope of naturopathic services.
    Permitting the advertising of the Registrant or their practice in a manner that may have mislead the patient.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title, Naturopathic Doctor directly following the Registrant’s name.
    Stage 1
    22-016 April 22, 2022 Providing or attempting to provide services that the Registrant ought to know to be beyond the scope of naturopathic services.
    Recommending or providing treatment that may have caused harm to a patient.
    Stage 1
    22-017 April 26, 2022 Engaging in discriminatory comments while acting as a naturopath.
    Imbuing problematic rhetoric that may affect the Registrant’s ability to provide quality naturopathic care.
    Failure to recognize their position of power and create a safe space.
    Communicating inappropriately and unprofessionally.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by Registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by registrants as conduct unbecoming a registrant of the profession.
    Stage 2
    22-018R May 11, 2022 Failing to comply with an order of the Discipline Committee of the College. Stage 1

    Stage 1. Notice of Complaint/Report

    Within 14 days of receipt of a complaint or a report, the College issues a notice of complaint/report and provides a copy of complaint/report to the Registrant in question. The Registrant may make a written submission to the ICRC within 30 days of the date of the notice.

    Stage 2. Additional comments from complainant (Complaints ONLY)

    The Registrant’s response is provided to the complainant who may provide comment.

    Stage 3. Review by ICRC

    Once the supporting documentation and relevant information have been collected from the parties and possible witnesses involved in the complaint/report, the matter is reviewed by a panel of the ICRC. The Panel conducts a thorough review of the information and considers whether there are any additional documents that should be obtained or any other witnesses who should be approached.

    Stage 3a. Expert Opinion

    Where standards of practice within the profession are an issue, the Panel may retain a knowledgeable member of the profession to provide an expert opinion. Similarly, experts in document analysis, DNA, mental health or other disciplines may be required in some cases.

    Stage 3b. Formal Investigation (Complaints ONLY)

    In some circumstances the Panel may appoint a formal Investigator, who has the power to:

    • Enter the Registrant’s place of practice and examine records or equipment and, where necessary, copy them or remove them.
    • Summons witnesses or documents.
    • Obtain a search warrant.


    Stage 4. Decision and Reasons

    Once the investigation is completed, the ICRC deliberates on the potential outcomes of the complaint/report. The ICRC Decision Pathway is a simplified tool which explains how the decisions are made.

    A written decision and the reasons for the decision are provided to both the complainant and the Registrant except where the matter has been referred to the Discipline Committee or to another panel of the ICRC to conduct health inquires.

    Stage 5. Implementation of the Outcomes

    The College monitors compliance with all ICRC outcomes. If a Registrant fails to comply with a decision of the ICRC, the CEO of the College, with the approval of the ICRC, may appoint an investigator to inquire into the Registrant’s actions and the reasons for non-compliance.

  • Closed Files

    Includes all files closed between June 22, 2020 – June 22, 2022

    FILE # DATE FILE OPENED SUMMARY OF ISSUES/CONCERNS OUTCOME DATE FILE CLOSED
    18-011 April 25, 2018 Sexual abuse of a patient.
    Providing treatment that might have hurt/injured the patient.
    Dispensing or selling an unidentified substance.
    Failing to disclose the treatment information and obtain the patient’s informed consent.
    Inappropriate billing.
    Referred to Discipline Committee December 3, 2020
    19-016R November 8, 2019 Failing to notify the College within 30 days of any current charges against the Registrant.
    Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by registrants as conduct unbecoming a registrant of the profession.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the registrant’s practice.
    No further action March 3, 2022
    19-034R February 11, 2020 Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV of Ontario Regulation 168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Failing to comply with the General Regulation made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in the profession.
    Requisitioning a test from a laboratory that is not licensed under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.
    Ordering laboratory tests that the Registrant is not authorized to requisition or perform.
    Letter of Counsel September 10, 2020
    19-035R January 6, 2020 Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Failing to carry out or abide by an undertaking given to the College.
    Failing to establish and maintain fair and ethical fees and billing practices.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Using a term or title implying a specialization in the profession.
    Requisitioning a test from a laboratory that is not licensed under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.
    Failing to comply with the General Regulation made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Letter of Counsel  July 9, 2020
    19-036R August 13, 2020 Recommending a treatment, prescribing, dispensing and/or selling a drug or substance prior to establishing a naturopathic doctor-patient relationship with the patient/client.
    Failure to keep records in accordance with the standards of the profession.
    Issuing an invoice or receipt that the Registrant knows or ought to know is false or misleading.
    Giving information about a patient to a person other than the patient or the patient’s authorized representative.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation.
    Endorsing or recommending a product in the Registrant’s professional advertising.
    Administering by injection a substance not listed in Table 2 of the General Regulation.
    Letter of Counsel December 3, 2020
    19-037R April 6, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Providing care to an individual who is located in another province or territory via tele-practice without having the appropriate license or registration.
    Oral Caution August 6, 2020
    20-001R June 5, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Recommending or providing unnecessary or ineffective treatment.
    Performing and/or requisitioning laboratory tests that the Registrant is not authorized to perform/requisition.
    Oral Caution October 1, 2020
    20-002R April 17, 2020 Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV of Ontario Regulation 168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Failing to carry out or abide by an undertaking given to the College.
    Letter of Counsel  July 9, 2020
    20-003R April 17, 2020 Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV of Ontario Regulation 168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Letter of Counsel  July 9, 2020
    20-005R June 17, 2020 Inappropriately using a title or designation while suspended.
    Advertising naturopathic services while suspended.
    Practising the profession while suspended.
    No further action March 3, 2022
    20-006R January 13, 2021 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Letter of Counsel and SCERP October 7, 2021
    20-007R January 13, 2021 Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform. Letter of Counsel October 7, 2021
    20-008R December 8, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Advertising and/or providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Offering incentives to patients.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Letter of Counsel April 8, 2021
    20-011R January 18, 2021 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title.
    Providing advice outside the naturopathic scope of practice.
    Selling substances online outside naturopathic doctor-patient relationship.
    Oral Caution and SCERP May 6, 2021
    20-012 March 24, 2020 Advertising information that may be considered false or misleading. Referred to Discipline Committee September 10, 2020
    20-013 March 25, 2020 Advertising information that may be considered false or misleading. Oral Caution September 10, 2020
    20-014R July 20, 2020 Failing to comply with a cease and desist letter from the College.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Letter of Counsel December 3, 2020
    20-015R January 13, 2021 Performing and/or requisitioning laboratory tests that the Registrant is not authorized to perform/requisition.
    Contravening by act or omission the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, R.S.O.
    Contravening section 9 of the General regulation made under the Naturopathy Act.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Letter of Counsel and SCERP August 5, 2021
    20-016R February 10, 2020 Practising the profession while suspended.
    Inappropriately using a title or designation while suspended.
    Performing and/or requisitioning laboratory tests that the Registrant is not authorized to perform/requisition.
    Contravening by act or omission the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, R.S.O.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title.
    Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV of Ontario Regulation 168/15 (General) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Performing IVIT prior to having met the Standards of Practice for Prescribing.
    Referred to Discipline Committee and Letter of Counsel November 4, 2021
    20-017 May 4, 2020 Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as, disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Issuing an invoice, bill or receipt that the Registrant knows or ought to know is false or misleading.
    Inappropriate or non-transparent billing procedures and untruthful communications with patients.
    Providing nonessential services.
    No further action January 14, 2021
    20-018R December 1, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Record Keeping.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Delegation.
    Contravening by act or omission the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, R.S.O.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Letter of Counsel and SCERP May 6, 2021
    20-019R October 1, 2020 Performing a controlled act that the Registrant is not authorized to perform.
    Acting in a conflict of interest when acting in a professional capacity.
    Recommending and/ or selling Non-Scheduled Substances outside of the naturopathic doctor-patient relationship.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Requisitioning the collection of specimens and laboratory testing outside the context of the naturopathic doctor-patient relationship.
    Oral Caution, SCERP and Letter of Counsel June 3, 2021
    20-020 August 13, 2020 Failing to comply with an order of a panel of the College and/or failing to reply appropriately to a written inquiry or request from the College.
    Practising and/or holding out as a person authorized to practise naturopathy while suspended.
    Referred to Discipline Committee November 5, 2020
    20-021R November 18, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Selling a drug or substance and/or recommending non-scheduled substances outside the Naturopathic Doctor-patient relationship.
    Contravening or failing to comply with the General regulation under the Naturopathy Act and the Standard of practice for Prescribing.
    Contravening the Standards of Practice for Fees and Billing.
    Referred to Discipline Committee November 4, 2021
    20-022R September 24, 2020 Failure to notify the College within 30 days of the particulars of any current charges against the Registrant. Letter of Counsel December 3, 2020
    20-025R November 9, 2020 Contravening the General Regulation under the Naturopathy Act.
    Providing services outside the naturopathic scope of practice.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Using or permitting the use of a testimonial from a patient, former patient or other person in respect of the Registrant’s practice.
    Letter of Counsel July 8, 2021
    20-026R October 8, 2020 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Providing advice outside the naturopathic scope of practice.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Restricted Titles.
    Contravening the Standard of Practice for Conflict of Interest.
    Oral Caution and Letter of Counsel June 3, 2021
    20-027 September 8, 2020 Making statements that may be considered, inappropriate, potentially harmful and misleading to members of the public.
    Providing information outside the naturopathic scope of practice to members of the public.
    Using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in an area of practice of the profession.
    Oral Caution and Letter of Counsel June 3, 2021
    20-028 October 5, 2020 Advertising information that may be considered false or misleading. Letter of Counsel January 14, 2021
    20-029 October 26, 2020 Providing services outside the naturopathic scope of practice.
    Recommending or providing treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know is unnecessary or ineffective.
    Failure to maintain appropriate therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries with a patient.
    Failure to make reasonable attempts to collaborate with the patient’s other relevant healthcare providers respecting the care of the patient.
    Failure to refer the patient to or advise the patient to consult another healthcare provider when the Registrant knew or ought to have known that the patient required a service beyond their scope of practice.
    Failure to obtain informed consent.
    Referred to Discipline Committee December 8, 2021
    20-030 January 11, 2021 Failing to co-operate with the Quality Assurance Committee or any assessor appointed by that committee.
    Failing to reply appropriately and within 30 days to a written inquiry or request from the College.
    Failing to comply with the Quality Assurance Regulation under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Oral Caution May 6, 2021
    20-031 November 9, 2020 Recommending treatment that may be harmful to the patient.
    Recommending or providing treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know is unnecessary or ineffective.
    No further action March 4, 2021
    20-032R December 2, 2020 Failing to comply with a cease and desist letter from the College.
    Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know to be beyond the registrant’s knowledge, skill or judgment.
    Performing and/or requisitioning laboratory tests that the Registrant is not authorized to perform/requisition.
    Contravening by act or omission the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, R.S.O. 1990 and/or regulation made under this act.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Oral Caution April 8, 2021
    20-033R June 8, 2021 Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment that the Registrant knows or ought to know to be beyond the Registrant’s knowledge, skill or judgment.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation.
    Referred to Discipline Committee March 24, 2022
    20-034 December 8, 2020 Falsifying a record relating to the Registrant’s practice.
    Issuing an invoice that is false or misleading.
    Failing to keep records in accordance with the standards of the profession.
    SCERP January 13, 2022
    21-001R January 26, 2021 Failing to comply with a cease and desist letter from the College.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Oral Caution May 6, 2021
    21-002 January 18, 2021 Failing to wear facial protection while conducting in-person appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Failure to maintain patients’ confidentiality and privacy.
    Letter of Counsel and SCERP July 8, 2021
    21-003 February 3, 2021 Failing to wear facial protection in clinic common areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. No further action June 3, 2021
    21-004R July 6, 2021 Practising the profession while the Registrant’s certificate of registration was suspended.
    Directly or indirectly benefiting from the practice of the profession while the Registrant’s certificate of registration was suspended.
    Inappropriately using a title or designation while the Registrant’s certificate of registration was suspended.
    Letter of Counsel and SCERP December 2, 2021
    21-005R June 8, 2021 Failing to comply with an order of a panel of the College. Referred to Discipline Committee March 24, 2022
    21-006R May 25, 2021 Failing to comply with the General Regulation.
    Contravening the Medicine Act, 1991.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standards of Practice of the profession.
    Letter of Counsel, Oral Caution and SCERP December 2, 2021
    21-007 May 11, 2021 Failure to co-operate with the Quality Assurance Committee. Oral Caution and SCERP October 7, 2021
    21-008 February 26, 2021 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising. No further action July 8, 2021
    21-009 May 11, 2021 Inappropriate billing procedures. SCERP June 2, 2022
    21-010R June 15, 2021 Failing to comply with the General Regulation.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Using the “Dr.” title without the appropriate restricted title.
    Letter of Counsel October 7, 2021
    21-011 April 7, 2021 Providing information outside the scope of practice. SCERP and Oral Caution July 8, 2021
    21-013 April 15, 2021 Recommending or providing treatment that may have caused harm to a patient.
    Failure to address a patient’s concerns about the treatment provided and the symptoms experienced by the patient.
    Oral Caution and SCERP December 2, 2021
    21-014 May 5, 2021 Misleading advertising of professional services. No further action July 8, 2021
    21-015R July 30, 2021 Contravening, ss. 76(3) and (3.1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Referred to Discipline Committee March 24, 2022
    21-016 June 10, 2021 Inappropriate or wrong diagnosis.
    Recommending treatment that may have harmed a patient.
    Failure to appropriately address a patient’s concerns regarding the side effects of the treatment.
    No further action June 2, 2022
    21-017 June 29, 2021 Failure to document discussions with a patient.
    Recommending and/ or providing treatment that may be harmful to a patient.
    Failure to conduct a thorough intake assessment of a patient.
    Failure to ensure that a patient has sufficient information to make valid decisions about their care.
    Communicating with a patient unprofessionally.
    Failure to be prepared for an emergency with a patient.
    Letter of Counsel February 3, 2022
    21-018R January 5, 2022 Issuing an invoice, bill or receipt that the Registrant knows or ought to know is false or misleading.
    Falsifying a record relating to the Registrant’s practice.
    Oral Caution and SCERP April 7, 2022
    21-019R October 25, 2021 Failing to comply with section 25(a), Reporting of occurrences, of the Ontario Regulation 168/15 (General) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007. Oral Caution February 3, 2022
    21-022R October 25, 2021 Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV (Inspection of Premises Where Certain Procedures are Performed) of Ontario Regulation 168/15 (General) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform at a specific location.
    Oral Caution February 3, 2022
    21-023 July 22, 2021 Providing services outside the scope of practice. No further action January 13, 2022
    21-024R October 5, 2021 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Scope of Practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about vaccination.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    SCERP February 3, 2022
    21-025R January 12, 2022 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Scope of Practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about vaccination.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Letter of Counsel May 5, 2022
    21-026R January 12, 2022 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Scope of Practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about vaccination.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Letter of Counsel May 5, 2022
    21-027R March 30, 2022 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Scope of Practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about vaccination.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    No further action – Undertaking signed April 7, 2022
    21-028R January 12, 2022 Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Scope of Practice.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about vaccination.
    Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by registrants as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
    Letter of Counsel May 5, 2022
    21-029 August 19, 2021 Inappropriate or wrong diagnosis.
    Recommending treatment that may have harmed the patient.
    Recommending/prescribing substances without conducting a thorough assessment.
    Providing recommendations/advice that may be outside the scope of practice.
    Failure to follow up with the patient regarding effects of the recommended treatment.
    Letter of Counsel February 3, 2022
    21-030R November 25, 2021 Failing to comply with the requirement under Part IV (Inspection of Premises Where Certain Procedures are Performed) of Ontario Regulation 168/15 (General) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
    Providing services that the Registrant is not authorized to perform at a specific location.
    Contravening or failing to maintain the Standard of Practice for Advertising.
    Inappropriately using a term, title or designation indicating or implying a specialization in the profession.
    Practising and/or advising outside the naturopathic scope.
    Selling compounded drugs or substances to non-patients.
    SCERP March 3, 2022
    21-031 August 25, 2021 Failure to retain and transfer patient records as per the Standard of Practice for Record Keeping. Letter of Counsel January 13, 2022
    21-032 August 25, 2021 Failure to retain and transfer patient records as per the Standard of Practice for Record Keeping. Letter of Counsel January 13, 2022
    21-033 September 8, 2021 Issuing an incorrect and/or misleading invoice, bill or receipt.
    Billing an insurer for the services that have not been provided, alleged insurance fraud.
    Failing to appropriately and/or timely address the patient’s billing concerns.
    Letter of Counsel February 3, 2022
    21-036 October 13, 2021 Breeching privacy and confidentiality.
    Failure to foster an appropriate therapeutic relationship with a patient.
    Inappropriate diagnosis.
    Holding out as a medical doctor.
    SCERP June 2, 2022
    21-038 October 20, 2021 Prescribing a drug or substance for an improper purpose.
    Issuing medical exemptions for face coverings.
    No further action June 2, 2022
    21-039 November 11, 2021 Issuing vaccine exemption letters. Referred to Discipline Committee March 24, 2022
    21-041 December 15, 2021 Failure to communicate effectively and provide information regarding treatment to a patient. Letter of Counsel June 2, 2022
    22-002 January 25, 2022 Failure to have the necessary qualifications to issue an exemption letter.
    Failure to establish a naturopath–patient relationship prior to issuing an exemption letter.
    Failure to perform an appropriate naturopathic assessment.
    No further action June 2, 2022
    22-004 February 14, 2022 Failing to wear a mask in a shared clinic space during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oral Caution June 2, 2022
    22-007 February 22, 2022 Posting information that is not accurate or verifiable and/or contains misleading and potentially harmful statements related to COVID-19 and the vaccines via a professional social media account.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about COVID-19 vaccination.
    SCERP and Letter of Counsel June 2, 2022
    22-008 February 23, 2022 Posting information that is not accurate or verifiable and/or contains misleading and potentially harmful statements related to COVID-19 and the vaccines via a professional social media account.
    Contravening the College’s Policy on Vaccination by providing information about COVID-19 vaccination.
    SCERP and Letter of Counsel June 2, 2022
    22-010R May 18, 2022 Committing an act of professional misconduct in accordance with s. 51(1)(b) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. No further action – Undertaking signed June 2, 2022

    *IVIT – Intravenous Infusion Therapy*