Legal Considerations for Practicing Herbal Medicine with Richard DeSylva

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Legal Considerations for Practicing Herbal Medicine with Richard DeSylva

Join us for 90 minutes of learning about the rules and regulations of practicing herbal medicine in Canada.

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Do you know what you need to know about rules & regulations for running a clinical herbal practice? Have you thought about insurance, what you’re allowed to say, and the municipal, provincial, and federal requirements?

Join us on Saturday April 24th at 11am EDT to learn from Richard DeSylva about the legal considerations of being a clinical herbalist.

This event is open to clinical herbalists (students and practitioners). While the content will be most relevant for Ontario practitioners, the information will still be of use to clinical herbalists across Canada. There will also be a Q&A portion of this important, extremely informative class. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to learn from and have your questions answered by the Ontario Herbalists Association’s Political Liaison.

A recording of this event will be available for viewing afterwards for those who purchase tickets. Attendance at this event counts towards CPD credits.

Tickets are $12 for OHA members or $22 for non-OHA herbal students or practitioners.**

Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants on Thursday as well as 1 hour before the event on Saturday, April 24.

**We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone from attending this event. A sliding scale price option is available for those who need it (no questions asked). Also, ticket costs are waived for BIPOC, 2SLGBTQI+, and disabled herbalists. Please email to access these discounts. If you already purchased a ticket and would like to access these discounts please let us know.


Richard DeSylva (RH, DNM) has been in professional practice as a clinical herbalist for over 40 years and started The Herb Works in 1977 which provided premium quality herbs and herbal formulae to clientele, natural food stores, and distributors around the world. He is also a founding member of both the Ontario Herbalists Association (OHA) and the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations (CCHA). With multiple years of experience organizing national & international lobby efforts and navigating legal challenges to counter the spread of CODEX type regulations, as well as having been the provincial correspondent for the Health Legislation Review in the late 1980’s, Richard has a wealth of knowledge about the legal considerations for herbalists from decades of firsthand experience.