Advertising in Ontario
In offering service you may declare your level of education in Natural Medicine as follows; Certified (certificate)Diploma (Dip), B.Sc (Bachelor) in whatever field, M.Sc, Master (in whatever field) PhD Doctorate (in whatever field).
Examples of Advertising format (business card, media etc)
1. John Smith, Dip. Nat. Med,CNP
Certified Naturotherapy Practitioner
2. John Smith, B.Sc, RNP
Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner
3.John Smith, DNM. PhD
Doctorate in Natural Medicine,
Doctor level Regulated Health Professions-Ontario Canada
registered with the following regulated professions:
- College of Chiropractor of Ontario
- College of Optometrists of Ontario
- College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
- College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- College of Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario
Pending regulation of Professions under transitional process
- College of Homeopaths of Ontario
- College of Naturopaths of Ontario
The Board has made provision for you to upgrade your education to a PhD level by research, you must contact WONM Registrar department for more information. Otherwise you may renew your designation at the practitioners level. It is important that this board abide by the law of the governments and no one can be exempted. You have until 2012 to be in compliance of the Doctorate level. Also be advised that it will take 12 -24 months to complete PhD research depending at where you are in your education -therefore, be proactive.
For a complete list of all regulated professions in Ontario:
Difference between Integrative Medicine Board and Natural Medicine Board
Integrative Medicine Board (sister to the BNMDP) is for: Allopathic or allied allopathic medical professional who are seeking certification to expand their knowledge and expertise in the field of Integrative Medicine (geared towards licensed, registered or certified health care professionals).
The following information is a summary, outlining the controlled acts authorized to the various 28 regulated health professions in Ontario. It is organized according to the 14 controlled acts listed in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). The exact wording found in the profession-specific acts which gives the health profession its authority to perform the controlled act (s) is listed under the column “Legislation” and all affiliated regulations related to this controlled act authority is listed in the “Regulation” column.
For certain controlled acts (communicating a diagnosis; performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis; applying or ordering a form of energy; prescribing, dispensing, selling or compounding a drug; and treating by means of psychotherapy technique), “ exemptions” are listed. These exemptions, found in the Controlled Acts regulation under the RHPA, contain clauses to indicate when health professions are exempted from the application of particular legislative requirements (e.g. With the controlled act of communicating a diagnosis, a medical
geneticist who holds a doctorate degree is exempt from the RHPA when he/she is communicating a diagnosis for the purpose of identifying a genetic disease or genetic disorder).
Notice: As a preventive focus professional there is no need to communicate a diagnosis to the client “Opinion derived from an evaluation”
1.“Diagnosis “The act or process of identifying or determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through evaluation of patient history, examination, and review of laboratory data.
2.The opinion derived from such an evaluation.
3.A brief description of the distinguishing characteristics of an organism, as for taxonomic classification
The information found in this document updates the current document found on HPRAC’s public website SUMMARY OF CONTROLLED ACTS OF REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS IN ONTARIO. Since the initial posting of this summary document, new regulations or amendments to regulations have taken place that needed to be captured. For instance, new regulations related to the controlled acts of performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis, administering a substance by injection and prescribing of drugs by the chiropody and podiatry professions were introduced in September 2008.
Keeping your registration current is vital and reaffirms your commitment to professionalism. It also demonstrates that you are receiving Continuing Education to stay atop emerging new developments in natural medicine.
(30) hours of CEU’s are required every year(all levels with 10 hours mandatory from the organization) plus 10 hours participation in humanitarian endeavors via Clinics for Humanity.
If you choose not to renew your membership or practice (Sabbatical), please notify us in writing, explaining your reasons.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Professional Liability Insurance under Partners Indemnity Insurance is only granted to members, who are residents of and practice in Canada.
The insurance company will only be accepting registrants with a valid membership registration.
Insurance renewal forms will be issued only after renewal is received and renewal sticker and cards granted.
Non registered members are not eligible under this program.