Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy
The General Regulation and associated standards outline the requirements which must be successfully completed in order for a Registrant to meet and maintain the Standard of Practice for Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT). Those requirements include:
* successful completion of a College approved course in Intravenous Infusion Therapy;
* successful completion of a College approved or administered examination in Intravenous Infusion Therapy.
Additionally, a Registrant of the College must also meet the Standard of Practice for Prescribing prior to being
able to compound for and administer IVIT.
Similarly, Registrants may not administer any drug or substance listed in Table 2 of the General Regulation by non-IVIT injection (i.e., intramuscular and subcutaneous) until they meet the Standard of Practice for prescribing.
Registrants, who at the time of proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007,
held active IVT (intravenous therapy) certification from the Board of
Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy (BDDT-N) had six months
following the date of proclamation to meet the Standard of Practice for prescribing. As of January 1, 2016 this six month provision of the General Regulation expired, and IVT certified Registrants under the BDDT-N who had not met the Standard of Practice for prescribing were required to cease performing IVIT with their patients. In order to resume performing IVIT they must successfully complete the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics course and examination, and a College approved course in IVIT and the College’s IVIT examination.
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The December 6, 2020 session of the Ontario IVIT exam has been postponed. Please refer to the Announcement below for additional information
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