The College (CTCMPAO) is the governing body established by the government of Ontario, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006.
The law in Ontario requires that every practitioner must be a registered member of the College (CTCMPAO).
The College's mandate is to serve and protect the public.
Experienced TCM professionals, who cannot speak, read or write English or French are excluded from registration.
The Registration Regulation recognizes the experience of practicing professionals and that they may have acquired their knowledge and skills through apprenticeship and not formal education. The Regulation stipulates that:
A grandparented certificate applicant has to prove that he/she has completed a minimum of 2,000 traditional Chinese medicine visits in Canada, which may include traditional Chinese acupuncture patient visits, within a five-year period before the regulation comes into force.
A grandparented member who is unable to speak, read and write either English or French, can submit for approval a written plan on how to communicate in the official language with patients, other health care professionals and the health system. .
Jurisprudence Test – The College had offered interpretative test sessions to help grandparented applicants, who lack English language fluency.
Safety Test – The College continues to offer an accommodation plan for grandparented class applicants, who failed the Safety Test due to a lack of understanding of English.
This special accommodation for Safety Program test will allow the grandparented applicant to work together with his/her interpreter (who is named in the registration application – written plan) to complete the Safety Program.
Members may practise in any language they and their patients like. In fact, members are encouraged to use the language of communication that is most comfortable for the practitioner and the patient.
However, members must be able to also communicate in English or French so that they can communicate with the health care system. For example, in cases of an emergency, records can be made in any language as long as the information is also recorded in English or French, permitting other health care providers and the health care system to understand the recorded information.
Records can be made in any language as long as the information is also recorded in English or French permitting other health care providers and the health care system to understand the record, hence ensuring continuity of care and the accountability of the member.
The sale of Chinese herbal medicine and health supplements is under the jurisdiction of Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada. NHPD regulates the importation, retail sales and advertising of herbal products and natural health supplements, not the College.
The College regulates the practice of its members. Members may sell products (herbs) to patients. However, to protect the rights of patients and to avoid conflicts of interest, a member must let their patients know that patients have the right to purchase from the member or from another vendor of their choice.
Reminder: Office Closure
On Friday, August 26, the office will be closing at 10:30am for a staff development day.
Regular office hours will resume on Monday, August 29.
August 24, 2016
August 05, 2016
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario is now in possession of the TCM and acupuncture records from ...
July 22, 2016
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is very pleased to announce that on July 19, 2016, the Council unanimously appointed Mr. Allan Mak ...
July 20, 2016
July 15, 2016
Please read the newest edition of the Qi Newsletter Spring 2016.
June 07, 2016
On Thursday May 26, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Application for Leave to Appeal of the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Associations from the decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
June 01, 2016
May 3, 2016
April 19, 2016
After the public consultation ended, the Clinic Regulation Working Group met in February 2016 to consider next steps for the project.
April 15, 2016
At the 17th CTCMPAO Council meeting held on March 1, 2016, CTCMPAO Council elected its officers (President, Vice-President and Executive Committee Members) for 2016.
March 09, 2016
March 09, 2016
On January 26, 2016, the College successfully obtained a permanent injunction pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code the Court prohibiting Mr. Alexander Tran from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006.
February 12, 2016
On January 19, 2016 the College successfully obtained a permanent injunction pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code the Court prohibiting Mr. Jie Dong Wang (a.k.a. Yaxuan Wang) (“Mr. Wang”) from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act.
January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016
January 25, 2016
January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016
January 15, 2016
In December 2015, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) confirmed a decision of the Registration Committee to not register an applicant due to his history of ungovernability.
January 13, 2016
In December 2015, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) confirmed a decision of the Registration Committee to not register an applicant due to a previous finding of guilt and his failure to disclose this on his application.
January 13, 2016
Pursuant to Section 12, of the Ontario Regulation 27/13, Registration, of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006, the College is working to develop the application processes for the Student Certificate of Registration.
January 7, 2016
55 Commerce Valley Drive West,
Thornhill ON L3T 7V9
Regular Office Hours:
Toll Free: 866.624.8483
Please be advised that staff will only be able to assist members by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact the College.