Regulation/ IVIT Background

All clinics where Naturopathic doctors perform compounding for or Administer Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) in Ontario must Register their IVIT premises with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario Website

These premises are inspected to ensure they meet the Inspection Program Requirements for administering and compounding for IVIT. Each premises is inspected every five years.

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Naturopathic doctors in Ontario receive additional training and oversight before they are authorised to perform the therapy. To obtain authorization, NDs must meet the standards of practice for IVIT. This requires two College-administered exams: the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics Exam and the Ontario IVIT Exam.
The Inspection Program also sets out the requirements to be met by a premises where IVIT is performed, which may only provide the therapy upon passing inspections. A College-trained Naturopathic Doctor conducts this on-site inspection of the premises every 5 years to review whether criteria are met in the following areas:
  • physical environment,
  • emergency preparedness,
  • infection control,
  • sterile compounding,
  • administering IVIT,
  • record keeping and charting,
  • Type 1 and Type 2 occurrences,
  • delegation, and
  • quality management.