Legislation & Bylaws

Legislation

The College and naturopathic doctors in BC are governed by the following legislation and regulations:

College Bylaws, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics

The College and naturopathic doctors in BC are governed by the following Bylaws and Codes:

Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Schedule A – Recognized Education Programs

Notice Date: May 4, 2021

The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (the “College”) has posted a proposed amendment to Schedule A – Recognized Education Programs (“Schedule A”), following the amalgamation of two currently recognized education programs, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. As a result of the amalgamation, Schedule A is required to be amended to ensure that the College can accept future registrants who graduate from the newly named programs Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Toronto and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher.

The proposed bylaw amendments are outlined below, with proposed changes indicated in red:

SCHEDULE “A”Recognized Education Programs

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Toronto
1255 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON, M2K 1E2

 National College of Naturopathic Medicine
49 Porter Street
Portland, OR 97213, USA

 Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Bothell, WA 98011, USA

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 East Broadway Street
Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Suite 200, 668 Carnarvon St.,
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y6

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher
330 – 435 Columbia Street

New Westminster, BC, V3L 5N8

The proposed bylaw amendments will remain available on the College website until August 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. PST, subject to the Minister providing confirmation that the notification period can be reduced, in which case this page will be updated. If you are a College registrant or another interested party and you would like to provide comment on the proposed amendments, please do so by August 4, 2021 by sending your response to:

College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Suite 840 – 605 Robson Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 5J3

By email: office@cnpbc.bc.ca

Ministry of Health
Executive Director, Professional Regulation & Oversight Branch
Ministry of Health
Health Sector Workforce Division
1515 Blanshard Street
PO Box 9649
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria  BC  V8W 9P4

By email: PROREGADMIN@gov.bc.ca

Online: You can also provide feedback to the Ministry of Health by using the online feedback form.

Standards of Practice

Since naturopathic doctors were granted prescriptive authority in 2009, their prescriptive activities have been governed by the Scope of Practice for Naturopathic Physicians – Standards, Limits and Conditions for Prescribing Dispensing and Compounding Drugs.