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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 College's mandate is to serve and protect the public.

Role of the College

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) governs the practice of traditional Chinese Medicine in Ontario in the public interest.Continue reading ...

Role of the Registrar

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative/Executive Officer of the College reporting to the Council and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.Continue reading ...

Road to Regulation

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), which was proclaimed on December 31, 1993, provided provides a common framework for the regulation of Ontario’s regulated health professions. Under the provisions of the RHPA, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care may refer matters pertaining to the regulation of health professionals to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) for its review and recommendations. Continue reading ...