February 13, 2020
All CMTBC registrants (with one exception-category, see below) are required to complete, by October 31, 2020, a new online course that demonstrates RMTs’ understanding of CMTBC practice standards introduced in the last two years.
The Boundaries Standard of Practice came into effect on July 1, 2018, providing guidelines that empower RMTs to exercise their professional judgement and discretion when faced with difficult or unclear circumstances in practice. The Consent Standard of Practice came into effect on January 15, 2019, clarifying expectations for RMTs in terms of how to obtain consent for delivery of massage therapy.
The course teaches RMTs the boundaries and consent standards by exploring examples of practice scenarios. Both common and less common examples from RMT practice are presented throughout the course to ensure that RMTs understand both the content of the standards, and how to apply them. Eight weeks are provided for course completion; however, many RMTs complete the course within a few days of enrolling in it.
For details about how to enroll in the course, and more information about course content, see the CMTBC Online Courses page.
All RMTs – both practising and non-practising – are required to complete the course before the end of Cycle 12 on October 31, 2020, with the exception of new registrants registered with CMTBC on or after November 1, 2019. New registrants are encouraged to take the course to ensure they understand how to apply the boundaries and consent standards in their practice.
RMTs must comply with all CMTBC practice standards, the Code of Ethics, Bylaws, Notices to the Profession, and other legal requirements for practice. The Boundaries and Consent course is a practice resource that helps RMTs meet their professional obligations in delivering patient-centred care.