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Welcome to the Inspection Program Self-Assessment

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario regulates the practice of Naturopathy in Ontario and does so in the public interest, and in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Naturopathy Act, 2007.

The College’s Inspection Program establishes the standards for all premises in which compounding for and/or administration of Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) is performed. The Inspection Program applies to all premises where administering IVIT or compounding for the purpose of IVIT is offered. The College recognizes the importance of maintaining competency for certain procedures that are associated with an increased risk and has developed the Inspection Program to ensure the safety and quality of care for the people of Ontario who choose to access these services.

The framework of the program comprises inspecting premises where compounding for, or administration of IVIT are performed to ensure that the Inspection Program Requirements, as well as standards, policies and procedures are in place and are being practiced by all staff within the premises. The Inspection Program Requirements outline the physical environment, emergency preparedness, infection control, equipment and supplies to be stocked and maintained, the policies and procedures manual, compounding for and administering IVIT procedures, record keeping, delegation and a quality management criteria that must be met by each premises.

The Inspection Program provides an opportunity for an inspector appointed by the College to review that all requirements and expectations are being adhered to and provide feedback to the Designated Registrant. All inspections are conducted in accordance with Part IV of the General Regulation made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.

The Inspection Committee reviews reports from inspectors and submissions from Registrants and determines the outcome of the inspection as to whether the premises receives a pass, pass with conditions, or fail.
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The Inspection Program of the College encompasses the principles as set out in the General Regulation, Inspection Program Handbook, Inspection Program Requirements, Standards for IVIT and Prescribing and other associated standards of practice. To have a full understanding of the program, Registrants are encouraged to review the associated resources which can be found on the College website which include:

Remember, it is the responsibility of every naturopathic doctor who performs compounding for and/or administers IVIT to be aware of the Inspection Program Requirements and ensure the premises where they are practising meets the criteria.
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