Standards of Practice

The following standards and guidelines apply to naturopathic medical practice in British Columbia.

Scope of Practice for Naturopathic Physicians: Standards, Limits and Conditions for Prescribing, Dispensing and Compounding Drugs

Advertising Policy

Mentorship / Preceptorship Policy – Supervised Practice & Practice Observation

Guideline – Advertising and Improper Inducements to Treatment

Guideline: Chaperones

Guideline: Intravenous Procedures

Guideline: Laboratory Testing Referrals

Guideline: Leaving or Transferring Practice – Ownership, Storage, and Access to Clinical Records

Guideline: Online Dispensaries

Guideline: Treatment in Group or Public Settings

Standard of Practice: Diagnostic Testing

Standard of Practice: Immunization

Standards of Practice: Laboratory Referrals

Standard of Practice: Injection Techniques

Standard of Practice: Prescribing Practices – Countersigning Extra-Provincial Prescriptions

Standard of Practice: Telemedicine

BINM Needlestick, Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Management Protocol

Standard of Practice: Health Care Records and Receipts


Naturopathic Clinical Office – Checklist

Emergency Medical Kits – Checklist

Hyperbaric Facility – Checklist

Emergency Flow Chart


May 19, 2021 – Notice to Registrants: Health Canada Advertising Requirements

December 22, 2020 – Notice to Registrants: Liquid Rhinoplasty

September 24, 2020 – Message from CNPBC: Advertising of Compounded Products

October 11, 2019 – Notice to Registrants: Delegation

December 13, 2018 – Health Canada Advisory: Health products manufactured by Professional Botanicals Inc. may pose serious health risks (registrants of the College should subscribe to Health Canada health and safety updates:

May 24, 2018 Important Notice to Registrants – Advertising and Marketing

June 22, 2017 – Notice to Registrants: Tramadol

May 1, 2017 – Notice to Registrants: Moratorium on use of IV Turmeric / Curcumin

October 12, 2016 – Notice regarding Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) Therapy

October 27, 2015 – Notice to Registrants: Important Information about Health Profession Corporations

July 13, 2015 – Notice to Registrants: Medical Marijuana

March 10, 2015 – Notice to Registrants: Aesthetic Procedures Certification

July 24, 2014 – Notice to Registrants: Medical Cannabis (Marijuana)

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Communicable Disease Control Manual