Page last updated 12 February 2017.
Are we being served by the regulation of naturopaths? Not if patients are still being misled. Globe and Mail. 2016. Carly Weeks.
Scope of practice
Title: Protects the title “naturopath”
Prescription drugs: May prescribe per a formulary, but a formulary is not defined.
IV administration: Permitted
Diagnostic tests: May perform phlebotomy and physical exams
Minor office procedures: Not defined
Spinal manipulations: Permitted
Childbirth/ midwifery: Not defined
Naturopaths have been licensed in Ontario since 1991. In 2015, the Naturopathic Act 2007 was passed. It defined the practice of naturopathy in Ontario.
How to file a complaint
Naturopaths are regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Information about filing complaints can be found on the college’s website.