Ontario Herbalists Association

Promoting safe & natural healing with plants since 1982

Liability Insurance

Guidance documents are created to assist professional members of the OHA. Any procedures documented are not mandatory, and should not be represented as the official position of the OHA. Every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct, but members should check with legal or government sources as appropriate.

Professional Liability Insurance

While the OHA Board of Directors strongly believes that liability coverage for practitioners is necessary, we do not feel that our membership supports making such insurance mandatory at this time.

Insurance is available on an individual basis through various companies, and members are advised to explore different options. However, please be aware that not all policies cover the internal use of remedies.

As of June 2011, an option has been investigated and found adequate for herbal practitioners. This policy covers compounding and internal remedies.

Holman Insurance Brokers offer a policy which allows practitioners to select the required level of insurance. This includes various levels of professional liability with separate business insurance. OHA professional members are qualified to apply for this insurance, and may find the rates more affordable if they do not require insurance for an office. For more information and application forms, visit therapistinsurance.ca.

The Board will endeavor to locate other policies in the future.