Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy Naturopathy
AMENDMENT PERMITTING NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE
APPROVED BY STANDING COMMITTEE
October 20, 2009
The Standing Committee on Social Policy completed its clause-by-clause review of Bill 179 on Monday afternoon, October 19 th and approved an amendment to the Naturopathy Act, 2007 that will allow NDs to prescribe, dispense, compound or sell “drugs” that are designated by regulation. This amendment marks the achievement of an important goal for the BDDT-N and ensures that patients of Naturopathic doctors will have access to substances that are critical to maintaining NDs' scope of practice in Ontario. The regulation listing the specific substances NDs will be permitted to prescribe, as well as the purposes for which and the circumstances in which they can be prescribed, will be developed in the first instance by the Transitional Council and administered by the new College after approval by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and Cabinet .
Very exciting news for the future of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario!