Provinces where the title of naturopath is regulated
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.