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Removing Barriers to Primary Health Care Services: Federal Government Exempts Naturopathic Medical Services from HST/GST

Health News1It has been a month since the Federal Government proposed the elimination of HST on naturopathic medical services effective February 12, 2014.  Naturopathic Doctors across Canada are applauding the Federal Government’s decision to exempt naturopathic care from HST as it further removes barriers to primary health care services for Ontarians.  States the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, this exemption “will provide greater access for patients seeking a proactive approach to their health care needs and those looking for individualized, whole person approach to prevent and treat health issues…resulting in improved outcomes in some of the most chronic and costly areas of the healthcare system.”

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Alberta Becomes Fifth Province to Regulate NDs!

The Alberta government announced final approval of the regulation of Naturopathic Doctors!  As of August 1, 2012 the new College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta will regulate the NDs who practice there.  NDs across Ontario are celebrating the regulation of Alberta as the fifth province; as mentioned in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ) publication, the new College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta will ensure consistent regulations and practice standards across the country.  This consistency in practice standards across the country is better for Naturopathic Doctors practicing in different jurisdictions and beneficial for all patients.  Congratulations Alberta!