Standards of Practice

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

Standards of Practice Framework

Professional Standards

Scope of Practice Standards

Restricted Activities

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

Guideline: Chaperones

Guideline: Laboratory Testing Referrals

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

Guideline: Online Dispensaries

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

Standard of Practice: Health Care Records and Receipts

Practice Standard : Informed Consent

Practice Standard: Treating in Groups

Practice Standard: Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility and Anti-Racism

Practice Standard: Novel Infections & Diseases

Practice Standard: Orders, Delegation & Assignment

Practice Standard: Advertising and Communication with Public

Practice Standard: Use of Title

Practice Standard: Supervision of Restricted and Non-Restricted Activities (Effective Oct 1, 2023)

Preceptorship Policy (Effective Oct 1, 2023)


BCCDC COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

Naturopathic Clinical Office – Checklist

Emergency Medical Kits – Checklist

Hyperbaric Facility – Checklist


2022-02-10, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

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

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

2021-03-1, COVID-19 Immunization Strategy

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