To protect the public, the College holds Ontario’s naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice. All concerns are taken seriously. The Discipline Committee hears allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence, while the Fitness to Practice Committee hears allegations of incapacity. You can find summaries of the decisions on our website, in our Annual Report or in iNformeD.
Attending a Hearing
Hearings are usually open to the public, and are held at:
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario
150 John Street, 10th Floor
Observers must follow the guidelines available here.
Please book your attendance by emailing the College at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearing dates are subject to change at any time. If you plan on attending, please check the schedule before arriving. Visitors are prohibited from bringing any audio/visual equipment (including cameras, laptop computers and tape recorders) without prior written permission.
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’s Name||Referral Date||Hearing Date(s)||Status||Allegations|
|Bortnick, Allan||December 3, 2020|
Notice of Hearings
|Stage 3||• Conduct or an act relevant to the practice of naturopathic medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by naturopathic doctors as unprofessional or incompetent;|
• Sexual impropriety with a patient;
• Failure to obtain informed consent for diagnostic or treatment procedures or plan of treatment;
• Failure to maintain adequate records in accordance with BDDT-N policy; and/or
• Contravening standards of practice or guidelines of practice set by the Board
|Turner, Natasha||September 10, 2020|
Notice of Hearing
|Stage 5||• Contravening a standard of practice of the profession including but not limited to Advertising and/or Conflict of Interest standard of practice|
• Recommending or providing treatment that is unnecessary or ineffective
• Making a claim respecting a drug, substance, remedy, treatment, device or procedure other than a claim that can be supported as reasonable professional opinion
• Providing or attempting to provide services or treatment beyond the registrant’s knowledge, skill or judgment
• Prescribing, dispensing, compounding or selling a drug or a substance for an improper purpose
• Acting in a conflict of interest when acting in a professional capacity