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Health Professions Act & Regulations

Health Professions Act

CMTBC is one of 15 health regulatory colleges in BC governed by the Health Professions Act. The Act mandates the colleges to govern their registrants in the public interest. As outlined in section 16 (1) of the Act, it is the duty of a college:

  1. To serve and protect the public.
  2. To exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest.

Health Professions General Regulation

The Health Professions General Regulation provides further clarification of the Health Professions Act, including: 

  • The prescribed periods for disposing of complaints.
  • The standard form Oath of Office for Board members.
  • The reasons for refusing to disclose information contained in the register.

Massage Therapists Regulation

The Massage Therapists Regulation defines what constitutes massage therapy, as well as:

  • Naming CMTBC as the regulatory college for massage therapy.
  • Granting titles reserved for the exclusive use of registrants.
  • Placing restrictions on the practice of massage therapy.

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