The College and You


What does it mean to be a member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario? And how does the College serve the public interest?

To answer these fundamental questions, the College has developed a series of short videos. The College and You series gives an overview of the most important aspects of regulating the profession of naturopathic medicine.

Click on the title of the video to link to it. See below for the topics that each video covers.

The Role of the College

Quality Assurance

Professional Misconduct and Complaints

Registration

Controlled Acts

What do the videos include?


The Role of the College

  1. Why does the College exist?
  2. What does self-regulation mean?
  3. How does the College serve the public interest?
  4. How is the College governed?
  5. How does the College define safe, ethical and competent care?
  6. What are an ND’s obligations as a member of a College?

Quality Assurance

  1. What does QA mean?
  2. Who has to participate in QA and why?
  3. What are the elements of QA, and how do they benefit an ND’s practice?
  4. What is self-assessment?
  5. What is continuing education and professional development?
  6. What is peer and practice assessment?
  7. How does an ND’s participation in QA benefit the public?

Professional Misconduct and Complaints

  1. What is the Professional Misconduct Regulation?
  2. What are some examples of professional misconduct?
  3. How does the legislation define sexual abuse?
  4. Who can make a complaint to the College?
  5. How does the College respond to complaints?

Registration

  1. How does an applicant become eligible for registration?
  2. What if an applicant hasn’t graduated from a Council of Naturopathic Medical Education-accredited program?
  3. Why do NDs need professional liability insurance?
  4. What does it mean to be part of the public register?
  5. What are the four sections of the public register?
  6. What can you expect to find on the Naturopathic Doctor Register?
  7. Can a naturopath form a health profession corporation?
  8. What is required to maintain a General Certificate of Registration?

Controlled Acts

  1. What are controlled acts?
  2. Which controlled acts are authorized to NDs?
  3. What requirements must an ND meet to perform controlled acts?
  4. What is a referral?
  5. What is a delegation?
  6. Has the scope for NDs expanded?
  7. What should NDs know about other legislation related to controlled acts?