Patient Relations & Sexual Abuse
The relationship between a patient and a naturopathic doctor must remain therapeutic and professional, focused exclusively on providing care. Patients should expect that their naturopathic doctor will act professionally and respect their needs at all times.
Like every health regulatory College in Ontario, we offer a Patient Relations Program that provides education and resources to help patients and naturopathic doctors understand professional behaviour while preventing sexual abuse.
The College has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse or impropriety by registrants of the College. All NDs and employers are required to report, in writing, if they learn of or witness the sexual abuse of a patient by an ND or any other regulated health practitioner.
Below are links to educational resources for registrants and patients: