What is being done to insure the quality of Naturopathic Physicians in Alberta?

The Naturopathic Profession has been included under the new Health Professions Act (HPA) in Alberta and regulations for all professions are currently being written. Once the Naturopaths Act is complete and proclaimed (estimated for 2008), the title of Naturopathic Doctor will be protected. Only those who have graduated from an accredited college and have passed the licensing examinations will be entitled to practice naturopathic Medicine. Licensed members will be required to complete continuing education credits every year and complete competency evaluations to maintain rigorous practice standards.