Abstract | Regulation of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada
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Abstract: Regulation is always a complicated issue, but when you are a health professional in Canada it becomes even more complex. Health care is a provincial mandate in this country and while the federal government sets national policy for health care and regulates substances such as drugs, therapeutic devices and natural health products, it is the province or territory that decides who does or does not get regulated, who has prescribing rights and dictates Scope of Practice via Colleges set up for each of the regulated health professions. As a result, regulation of Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) and their Scope of Practice are inconsistent across the country.