Scheduled Hearings

To protect the public, the College holds Ontario’s naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice. The Discipline Committee hears allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence by holding hearings of the allegations in front of a Panel of the Committee. All hearings are open to the public unless the Panel has ruled that all or a portion of the hearing must remain closed.

All hearings are presently being held virtually; however, interested individuals may observe hearings via a live streaming link which the College will provide. To obtain the link, interested individuals are invited to register in advance with the College. When registering, be sure to know which hearing you wish to watch as several may be open for registration at any given time.

As a condition of observing the hearing, all individuals must agree to the following:
a) That they will not provide the link to any other person (this ensures that all observers have entered into the agreement with the College).
b) That they will respect any publication bans placed on the hearing by the Panel. A publication ban is typically placed on the names of any patients in order to protect their privacy. A ban means any future reference on-line, in print or in discussions must not include the information subject to the ban.
c) That they will not record or screen capture the hearing as the Discipline Panel prohibits any recording of the hearings.

If you are interested in attending a hearing, please click here to register.

Upcoming Discipline Hearings

As a part of our transparency initiatives, the College ensures that the public is aware of the status of each matter brought before the Discipline Committee.

You can find a general outline of the disciplinary stages here.

Registrant
Name
Referral DateHearing Date(s)StatusAllegations
Marjerrison, ColbranOctober 5, 2022

TBD

Notice of Hearing
Stage 2•Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, including but not limited to the following:
o  Code of Ethics;
o  Record Keeping ;
o  Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries; and/or
 o Conflict of Interest.
• Abusing a patient or a patient’s representative verbally, physically, psychologically or emotionally;
• Acting in a conflict of interest when acting in a professional capacity;
• Failing to keep records in accordance with the standards 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 members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional; and/or
• Engaging in conduct that would reasonably be regarded by members as conduct unbecoming a member of the profession).
Prytula, MichaelAugust 23, 2022

TBD

Notice of Hearing
Stage 4• Refusal to co-operate with investigator;
• Breaching an Undertaking with the College;
• Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, including but not limited to the following:
o Advertising Standard of Practice;
o Compounding Standard of Practice;
o Injection Standard of Practice;
o IVIT Standard of Practice;
o Performing Authorized Acts Standard of Practice;
o Record Keeping Standard of Practice;
o Scope of Practice Standard of Practice; and/or
o Sections 3(1) and/or 13(3) of Regulation 168/15.
Richard, DoddMarch 24, 2022




December 5 & 20, 2022, February 14 & 15, 2023

Notice of Hearing
Stage 5 • 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 members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional;
• Administering and/or Offering and/or Advertising Services and Treatments outside of the Registrant’s scope of practice;
• Providing non-essential services under Ontario’s Emergency Order;
• Failing to comply with an order of a panel of the College;
• Failure to Cooperate with Investigators appointed by the College; and/or
• Issuing a COVID-19 vaccine exemption letter.
Um, Michael
August 23, 2022



TBD

Notice of Hearing

Stage 4
• Refusal to co-operate with investigator;
• Contravening, by act or omission, a standard of practice of the profession or failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, including but not limited to the following:
o Advertising Standard of Practice;
o Compounding Standard of Practice;
o Injection Standard of Practice;
o IVIT Standard of Practice;
o Performing Authorized Acts Standard of Practice;
o Prescribing Standard of Practice;
o Record Keeping Standard of Practice;
o Scope of Practice Standard of Practice; and/or
o Sections 3(1) and/or 13(3) of Regulation 168/15.