Naturopathic Doctors Gain Prescribing Authority

Published Aug. 31, 2015, 11:31 a.m.

On July 1, 2015, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed, meaning naturopathic doctors (NDs) have come under the umbrella of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and can now prescribe certain drugs.

NDs are now governed by the new College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and are authorized to prescribe, dispense, compound and sell a drug.

Learn more about NDs and their prescribing authority