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.
Consent: RMTs are required to obtain informed consent to treatment. Obtaining consent is both a professional and legal obligation. Read the Consent page.
Scope of Practice: The Massage Therapists Regulation sets the scope of practice for registered massage therapists in BC. Read the Scope of Practice page.
Boundaries: RMTs are required to set and maintain appropriate professional boundaries with each patient. Read the Boundaries page.
Practice Environment: RMTs have requirements for maintaining the physical environment where they deliver treatment and provide care to patients, and for maintaining the objects and equipment within that environment. Read the Practice Environment page.
Patient Relations Program: CMTBC’s Patient Relations program exists to prevent sexual misconduct by providing information and guidance to registrants on patient-therapist boundaries, consent to treatment, and other topics related to the patient-therapist relationship. Read the Patient Relations Program 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.
Terminating a Therapeutic Relationship: An RMT may terminate a therapeutic relationship in specific circumstances. Read the Terminating a Therapeutic Relationship 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.
Fraudulent Use of RMT Numbers: RMTs should carefully safeguard their registration numbers from fraudulent use. Read the Fraudulent Use of RMT Numbers page.