Hearings

In accordance to the Health Professions Act, a hearing is open to the public, unless otherwise directed by the hearing tribunal that is is to be held as a closed hearing.

Notice of Discipline Hearing

Currently, there are no ongoing or upcoming scheduled hearings. 

About Hearings

At the conclusion of an investigation, one of the options the Compaints Director has it to refer to a hearing if:

  • there is a reasonable prospect of establishing the facts necessary to prove the allegations;
  • the conduct, if proven, constitutes unprofessional conduct, pursuant to Section 1(1)(pp) of the Health Professions Act


A hearing tribunal, consisting of two naturopathic doctor members and one public member, considers evidence and makes a decision as to whether or not the allegations of unprofessional conduct are proven. The tribunal also determines sanctions to impose on the member, as specified in the Health Professions Act, which may include:

  • Restrictions on the ND's practice
  • Suspension or cancellation of the ND's practice permit
  • A monetary fine
  • Requiring the ND to undertake additional training or practice assessments
     
Appeals

Once a tribunal decision has been made, the Complaints Director and naturopathic doctor may request an Appeal to the Council, provided it is within 30 days of the tribunal decision. If there is no appeal made, the tribunal decision is posted on the College's website.