Welcome to the official website of the

College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia is the regulatory body responsible for licensing and regulating naturopathic doctors in BC under the Health Professions Act. The College protects the public interest by ensuring that naturopathic physicians in British Columbia practice safely, ethically, and competently.

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Statement from the Public Health Officer with regard to mask use:

  • The Provincial Health Officer(PHO) has now posted: Mask Use and Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Health Professionals – April 1, 2022 (pdf)
  • This letter was written by the PHO to registrars of BC’s health profession regulatory colleges, providing the current guidance for mask use and infection prevention and control for health professionals and their patients/clients.
  • Registrants should review the PHO letter for details and refer to resources from sources such as the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC to determine how to apply these recommendations to their own practice setting.

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2022-03-08, NEW PHO REQUIRES CNPBC TO RECORD VACCINATION STATUS OF REGISTRANTS

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced she will issue a new public health order requiring all regulated health professionals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This expands upon an order issued in October 2021 and will go into effect on March 24, 2022.  

For more information, read the Ministry of Health information bulletin about the new PHO order.

2022-02-10, COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE

2021-12-22, Priority Access To COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

2021-03-1, COVID-19 Immunization Strategy

Information Regarding COVID-19

BCCDC COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

NEWSLETTERS

APRIL 27, 2022: AGM and Election Reminder. Refund Clarification. Notice re: Tramadol. New Drugs Update. A Note From the Registrar/CEO.

APRIL 6, 2022: AGM and Election Reminder. Information about the College’s Election Procedures.

MARCH 18, 2022: Notice of AGM and Election Information. Standards of Practice Framework. Cervix Cancer Screening in BC. A Note From the Registrar/CEO.

MARCH 11, 2022: BCHR, PHO Order Statement. FAQs.

FEBRUARY 2022: PHO Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination For Regulated Health Professionals.

JANUARY 2022: Can Naturopathic Doctors write COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption and Deferral Letter? Reminder re: Delegation and IV Treatments. A Note From the Registrar/CEO.

DECEMBER 2021: Seasonal Greetings From the Registrar.

NOVEMBER 2021: Notice of Annual Registration Renewal for 2022. Reminder About Ivermectin.

OCTOBER 2021: Important News About PharmaNet and PRIME. News from the Allied Health Policy Secretariat (AHPS). A Note from the Registrar/CEO.

SEPTEMBER 2021: National Day For Truth and Reconciliation. An Important Statement on COVID-19 Misinformation. Amendment to Prescription Drug List (PDL): Tramadol. 2021 Board of Directors. Join a Board or Committee. A Note from the Registrar/CEO.

AUGUST 2021: Pharmacopoeia and Diagnostics Referral Committee. Advertising. Approved Continuing Education Courses. Research Study on ‘Presenteeism’. College Signs Joint Statement of Apology & Commitment to Action to Indigenous Peoples. Have you always wanted to be on a Board or Committee? WorkSafeBC will soon be accepting digital signatures. Notes from the Registrar/CEO.