Thursday, July 2, 2015

2015 Activation of OAND's Naturopathy Act 2007: So Popular They Had to Issue a Press Release

here, apparently, the OAND has such little fanfare happening about their new CONO that they had to generate a PR release:

001. we're told by OAND in the press release

"Ontario's Naturopathic Doctors: Providing Greater Access to Primary Healthcare for Ontarians" (2015-07-01):

"on behalf of Naturopathic Doctors across Ontario, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) is pleased to announce that after eight years of discussions with the Ontario government, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed today [...]";

so now, the government of the province in a direct accomplice.  'Falsehood, unrestrained, though not much restrained anyway, by the Ontario government.' 

"naturopathic medicine has been a regulated health profession in Ontario since 1925 under the Drugless Practitioners Act. With proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 Naturopathic Doctors become a self-regulated healthcare profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) [...]";

how can you be a profession if you are based on falsehood?  That's been going on no matter who has been regulating.  So I don't regard the 'self-regulation' as much of a change, and neither do news outlets.  Obviously, without fanfare, this is OAND trying to create some kind of buzz through a press release.  When all else fails, DIY.

"this is a long-awaited day for the profession of naturopathic medicine in Ontario," said Dr. Alfred Hauk, Naturopathic Doctor and Chair of the OAND [...] it signals the proven safety and efficacy of naturopathic medicine [...]";

a long awaited step in continual mimicry of conventional medicine's structure, I'd argue.

"Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP St. Paul's and Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care [...stated] 'regulating the profession of naturopathy is part of Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, which puts people and patients first, provides better access to quality health services, and protects those services for generations to come. Bringing naturopathy under more robust legislation will ensure high-quality care and brings important safeguards to protect patients' [...] naturopathic doctors will be regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), an arm's-length regulatory body of the government of Ontario with an independent Registrar and Council.  CONO's main responsibility is to regulate the profession of naturopathic medicine in the public interest [...]":";

bullshit.  See 002., below.

002. right now at OAND you can find:

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