Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are regulated in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), along with all other regulated health professions. The Naturopathy Act, 2007 and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), serves the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical naturopathic care. The College does this by setting requirements to enter the profession, establishing comprehensive standards, and administering quality assurance programs. Acting in the public interest, the College holds Ontario’s regulated Naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice.
Currently, in order to obtain licensure in Ontario, NDs must graduate from an accredited naturopathic medical institution. In Canada, we have the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, with two campuses – one in Toronto and one in Vancouver. The Vancouver campus was formerly known as Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. There are five accredited colleges in the United States. In Canada, NDs are also regulated in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.