001. at cbc.ca, Bethany Lindsay writes in "Rip Up Current System and Start Over, Recommends Review of B.C.'s Professional Health Colleges" (2019)[2019 archived]:
"the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. is [...] conducting a crackdown on improper advertising by its registrants [...after] CBC reporting on a small number of naturopaths who were offering a homeopathic treatment that falsely claimed to provide 'complete elimination' of autism [...and there's] the case of Anke Zimmermann, a former naturopath who made headlines around the world after she treated a small child with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva [...]";
meanwhile, the ND-granting schools in Canada are left alone, as well as their NPLEX board exam, which are blatantly engaged in pseudoscience and the false-crazy.
"an independent expert [...] appointed in March 2018 in response to numerous concerns [...] Harry Cayton, the former chief executive of the U.K.'s Professional Standards Authority [...] says many of B.C.'s professional health colleges have demonstrated 'a lack of relentless focus on the safety of patients,' and he's recommending the province rip up the current regulatory system and start from scratch [...] to draft new legislation to replace the Health Professions Act [...as pertains to the] College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. [...and] Cayton's report goes far beyond the dental surgeons' college, recommending a complete overhaul for all professional health regulators in B.C. [...]";
you know, wherein the regulator is called a "college" and it is staffed by the members of the profession being regulated.
"[he said] 'the current model of professional regulation will not be adequate to protect patients and the public or to represent the interests of citizens in the future [...including] a lack of relentless focus on the safety of patients [...and] their governance is insufficiently independent [...and there's no] competency framework [...or] a way of managing skill mix or clear accountability to the public they serve' [...he recommends too] asking the colleges to agree to a single code of ethics and conduct [...]";
good luck with that: regarding the unethical sectarian pseudoscience known as naturopathy, where values are reversed.