Most people are unaware that the naturopathic profession is undergoing a transition in the way we are regulated. This is a behind-the-scenes process that has been moving slowly forward for years if not decades and we are just on the verge of receiving our updated regulation.
But there is a hitch. The draft legislation is woefully less than our counterparts have in other jurisdictions, with serious limitations on how naturopathic doctors can practice in Ontario. If you are interested in knowing more, contact our professional organization, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and consider speaking to your MPP about your experience to help obtain the best ND regulation possible in order to save health care dollars in this province!
Quick historical note: about 30 years ago, the provincial government planned to deregulate naturopaths in Ontario, resulting in the largest letter-writing campaign Queen’s Park had ever seen urging to keep our regulation intact (and protect our high standards). Let’s repeat the process and keep natural medicine alive and kicking!