Amendments to O. Reg. 168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
O. Reg 168/15
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Naturopathy Act, 2007
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 26 health regulatory colleges governing 28 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts.
Under the RHPA and the Naturopathy Act, 2007, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (College) is responsible for governing the profession of naturopathy in Ontario. Under these Acts, the College has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subjects, including regulations designating the drugs that members may prescribe, dispense, compound and sell.
Specifically, the College is proposing amendments to Reg.168/15 (General) made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007 to update the list of drugs and substances that its members may prescribe.
The College's proposal is not final. The ministry may refine this proposal based on feedback received through this consultation, prior to bringing it forward to the Minister of Health for her review and prior to seeking the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed amendments are not anticipated to impose any increased administrative costs to members and/or businesses as any updates would be within the current naturopathy scope of practice. However, members of the College will need to be aware of the amendments and the ways in which they may impact their practice.
January 31, 2022
Comments Due Date:
March 17, 2022
Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch
Strategic Policy, Planning and French Language Services Division
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Long-Term Care
438 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2K8