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Standards of Practice

Practice standards define the minimum level of expected performance for registered massage therapists, and therefore define what constitutes safe, ethical, and competent delivery of care by RMTs.

Under section 19 of the Health Professions Act, the CMTBC Board may establish “standards, limits or conditions” for practice as part of its Bylaws. CMTBC is developing new stand-alone standards of practice that will complement CMTBC’s Code of Ethics and ultimately replace Schedule “D” of the CMTBC Bylaws. (Schedule “D” will not be repealed until all of the new standards of practice are in effect.)

CMTBC has developed a standard of practice on professional boundaries, which has been approved by the CMTBC Board and took effect on July 1, 2018. Read the standard of practice on boundaries.

CMTBC has also developed a proposed standard of practice on consent. The proposed standard has been released to the profession and the public for an eight-week notice period, during which any RMT or member of the public may submit comments.

As the College develops more practice standards on scope of practice, consent, and other topics, CMTBC will release proposed standards to RMTs and the public for feedback by posting them on the Proposed Standards of Practice page.

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