Practice Update - Licensure in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is currently an unregulated province for Naturopathic Medicine. So Naturopathic Doctors who want to practice in Nova Scotia and be a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) must hold a license to practice Naturopathic Medicine from a Province that is regulated. To present, it has been assumed by the NSAND and CAND that a Licensing State (in addition to Province) would suffice for licensure and practice in Nova Scotia. Dr. Woodworth currently holds his license to practice through the State of Vermont, and is an active member of NSAND and the CAND.
A recent review of legislation in Nova Scotia has determined that a license from a regulated State WILL NOT satisfy the requirements for Naturopathic Practice in Nova Scotia. So effective immediately, Dr. Woodworth will be a non-practicing member of NSAND and the CAND. Dr Woodworth has applied to transfer his licensure to a regulated Canadian process and this will hopefully be achieved in relatively short order and prior to reopening of practice and clinics subsequent to the COVID 19 pandemic closure.
Patients can continue to contact Dr. Woodworth's clinic for information and for appointment scheduling for when the clinics open as per the Nova Scotia Public Health policies and directives.