The following are important resources for registrants to consult on range of topics relevant to the practice of massage therapy in BC. Follow the links for more information about each topic.
Scope of Practice: The Massage Therapists Regulation sets the scope of practice for registered massage therapists in BC. Read the Scope of Practice page.
Duty to Report: RMTs have reporting obligations under the Health Professions Act (HPA) and the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA). Read the Duty to Report page.
Record-keeping: The CMTBC Bylaws set out rules for record-keeping for RMTs. The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) also applies to RMTs. Read the Record-keeping page.
Advertising & Title Use: CMTBC’s Bylaws contain rules about advertising by RMTs. There is also a restriction on the use of specialist titles. Read the Advertising & Title Use page.
Consent: CMTBC’s Code of Ethics requires RMTs to obtain informed consent for therapeutic services. The Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and the Infants Act set out the requirements for obtaining patient consent. Read the Consent page.
Boundaries: RMTs are required to set and maintain appropriate professional boundaries with each patient. Read the Boundaries page.
Terminating a Therapeutic Relationship: An RMT may terminate a therapeutic relationship in specific circumstances. Read the Terminating a Therapeutic Relationship page.
Fraudulent Use of RMT Numbers: RMTs should carefully safeguard their registration numbers from fraudulent use. Read the Fraudulent Use of RMT Numbers page.