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Welcome to the Quality Assurance Program Self-Assessment

Naturopathy is a regulated health profession in Ontario which is governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Naturopathy Act, 2007.  Under the RHPA, each regulated health College in Ontario must have a Quality Assurance (QA) Program that includes: continuing education , self, peer and practice assessments and a mechanism for the College to monitor Registrants’ participation in, and compliance with, the Quality Assurance Program.

The purpose of the College’s QA program is to assist Registrants in meeting their legislative obligations, while also ensuring Naturopathic Doctors maintain their competency as professionals. The QA program is intended to be supportive rather than punitive in nature.

The College’s QA Program is made up of:
  • A self-assessment component which aims to guide Registrant’s reflection on their practice and professional competence or proficiency to help them identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement and to take steps to remediate any self-identified deficiencies.
  • A continuing education component and subsequent review process which requires Registrants to participate in activities that support their practice competence and to document the completion of such activities in accordance with the program requirements.
  • Peer and practice assessment (PPA) that provides an opportunity for a peer to appraise the practice of Registrants. Registrants undergo a review of their knowledge and performance relating to certain standards or guidelines, and various aspects of a Registrant’s practice.

It is the responsibility of every Naturopathic Doctor holding a General certificate of Registration to ensure their understanding and adherence to the requirements of the QA program which is a vital part of public and patient protection.

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NDs are encouraged to utilize the following resources to further enhance their comprehension and compliance with the QA program:
Remember, participating in the QA program is mandatory for all Registrants holding a General Class Certificate of Registration and a failure to do so may be considered non-compliance which may lead to a referral to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC).
Do you know your responsibilities under the QA program?
Answer these questions to find out.

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