Guidelines for naturopathy

An interesting development on naturopathy guidelines in our neighbor country. How do you think it will affect the US if at all.

 

New Saskatchewan regulations turn naturopathy on its head

The new regulations will turn naturopathy on its head in the province, allowing practitioners to prescribe drugs, order lab tests and have control over who can actually call themselves a naturopath.

Saskatchewan naturopaths will soon have a new set of guidelines regulating their profession.

For fans of alternative medicine, that’s nothing but good news.

It has been almost 40 years since provincial naturopath regulations received any notable updates.

The new, 23-page act will replace the meagre eight pages of regulations set out in 1978, The Naturopathy Act.

That act has been revisited in bits and pieces since then, but Duane Mombourquette with the Ministry of Health points out it isn’t a whole lot different to the first rules introduced in 1954.

The new regulations will turn naturopathy on its head in the province, allowing practitioners to prescribe drugs, order lab tests and have control over who can actually call themselves a naturopath.

 

 

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