Massage Therapists in Ontario who provide Acupuncture

RMTs practicing acupuncture as a modality within the scope of practice of Massage Therapy are not directly affected by this change.  To further clarify what the acupuncture competencies are for Massage Therapists, please review the CMTO Acupuncture Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators adopted by Council in February 2013 on the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario Website re: Important Information for Massage Therapists who provide Acupuncture within the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy.

On April 1, 2013, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act was proclaimed into law in Ontario. Current unregulated practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Ontario must apply for registration with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), and become accountable to CTCMPAO. CTCMPAO will oversee and regulate the profession to ensure the public receives safe, high quality Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture services.




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