BILL NO. 177
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Private Member's Bill
Naturopathic Doctors Act
The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.
First Reading: May 20, 2008
Second Reading: May 26, 2008
Third Reading: May 27, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
WHEREAS it is desirable to protect the public against unqualified individuals practising naturopathic medicine;
THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
(a) provide assurance to the public that individuals representing themselves as practising the profession of naturopathic medicine as naturopathic doctors have prescribed minimum qualifications, thereby protecting the public health and safety from harm; and
(b) "Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors" means the not-for-profit association providing national representation to naturopath students and professionals enrolled in or graduates of an accredited four-year, post-graduate level, naturopathic medical program;
(c) "Council on Naturopathic Medical Education" means the programmatic accrediting agency for naturopathic medical education accepted by the four-year naturopathic colleges and programs in Canada and the United States of America, by the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners;
(d) "Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination" means the examination that graduates of one of the accredited four year naturopathic schools must successfully complete for certification by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners;
(e) "naturopathy" means the assessment of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions and the naturopathic diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions using naturopathic techniques to promote, maintain or restore health.
4 No person shall engage in the practice of naturopathy or use the title "Naturopath", "Naturopathic Practitioner" or "Naturopathic Doctor", or any word, title or designation, abbreviated or otherwise, to imply that that person is engaged in the practice of naturopathy, unless that person
6 Every person who contravenes this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than fifteen thousand dollars for a first offence and not more than thirty thousand dollars for a second or subsequent offence.
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