In force in Quebec since June 21st, 2012, Bill 21 provides that the title of psychotherapist and practice of psychotherapy are now reserved exclusively for members of the “Ordre des psychologues du Québec”. For more details, please visit the following link: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/public
If you are practicing in a province in which the title of naturopath (ND) is regulated (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario or Nova Scotia), you must be a member of the regulatory body relevant to this province in order to be recognized naturopath. Since 2011, some insurers like Cooperators, Empire Life, Great-West Life, Greenshields, Manulife, Medavie Blue Cross, RWAM and Sun Life decided to reimburse only if you are recognized naturopath by the provincial body. In Ontario, for example, you have to be a member of the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturotherapy to be reimbursed. The other insurers however, still reimburse the costs of naturopathy even in regulated provinces.