Naturopathic Medicine Needs Your Voice!

May 11, 2015

We need your help!

Naturopathic medicine is transitioning under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) this summer. With this new legislation, it will be easier for the government to connect us with other healthcare providers on your team such as Medical Doctors, Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors, and Chiropractors.

Our scope of practice is currently being negotiated and set in the legislature. Things are going very well to allow us to continue to practice as we already do, except for laboratory testing. We are currently only being permitted a limited number of lab tests, without being able to collect the samples on our office, and without access to labs outside of Ontario ("external labs"). This will restrict my ability to do SALIVARY HORMONE TESTS, FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING, PAP TESTS and STOOL TESTING, just to name the few I most commonly perform. These tests help me identify underlying root causes of your health concerns, in order to be able to individualize your treatment.

Every Voice Helps!

Please take a minute to click this link where you can read the detailed information, and get a pre-written letter that you can simply email to the addresses listed below:

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care RegulatoryProjects@ontario.ca
College of Naturopaths of Ontario info@collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca
Garfield Dunlop garfield.dunlop@pc.ola.org

Deadline for submissions is May 15th

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