Unauthorized Practitioners

In Ontario, only members of the College can:

  1. Perform the controlled acts of;
    1. Communicating a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person’s symptoms using TCM techniques; and
    2. Acupuncture
  1. Use the title “traditional Chinese medicine practitioner” or “acupuncturist” (or an abbreviation or variation); and
  2. Hold themselves out as a person who is qualified to practise in Ontario as a TCM practitioner or acupuncturist

If you witness a person doing one or more of these activities, and they are not a member of the College, please advise the College.

It is important for you to be aware that if a person is not a member of the College, and he or she is doing any of the above, he or she is breaking the law. You should be aware that you are not receiving TCM treatment from a regulated health care practitioner, there is no assurance as to the person’s qualifications or competence and the person is not accountable to a regulatory body.

The following names represent only those individuals who have come to the attention of the College. Contact the College if you are aware of any of these individuals actively seeking employment or working in as Traditional Chinese Medicine and or Acupuncturists practitioners.

*Ord=Order *End=Endorsement *Dec=Decision

Unauthorized Practitioners Date Documents
George Cai (aka Song Yin Cai) Aug 11, 2017
Lydia Wu (aka Zhao-Di Wu) Aug 11, 2017
I. Pei Chen (aka Patricia Chen) March 22, 2017
  • Federation of Ontario Traditional
      Chinese Medicine Association (FOTCMA)
  • Ontario Acupuncture Examination
  • Canadian Association of Acupuncture &
      Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Committee of Certified Acupuncturists of
  • James X.N. Yuan
  • Jia Li
  • Jin Wang
  • Yong Lang
May 26, 2016
February 06, 2015
December 07, 2015
March 31, 2015
January 23, 2015
Alexander Tran January 26, 2016
August 14, 2015
Jie Dong Wang January 19, 2016
Sherry Yin
   (aka Sherry Xueping Yin)
November 18, 2015
September 11, 2015
June 22, 2015
Daping Zhang Feb 12, 2016
July 10, 2015
Mona Zhang June 10, 2015
   (aka Mr. D. Kuoc Zung
   aka Quoc Dung Dang
   aka Dang Quoc Dung
   aka John D. Quoc Dung
   aka John D. Kuoc Dang
   aka Kuoc Zung Dang (“Mr. Zung”))
January 29, 2015
   (aka Ms. Soon Ryol Yang)
January 20, 2015
   (aka Mr. Huang Bao aka Bao Huang)
January 14, 2015

Reporting an Unauthorized Practitioner

The College will investigate any reports received from the public to confirm if the person is not a member of the College. If the person is not a member of the College, the College will determine the best approach in order to ensure that the person ceases any unauthorized practice. This could include sending a warning letter to the person and/or commencing legal proceedings against the person. Each situation will be assessed individually by the College and its solicitors.

To report an Unauthorized practitioner, please complete the Unauthorized Practitioner Form. You may complete the form and provide your contact details, or you may submit the form anonomously. The College can only investigate when it has received sufficient information to do so. Please provide as much detail as you are able to, and please include any advertising material if available.

If you provide contact information, the College will advise you if the person is or is not a member of the College. However, due to privacy concerns, it may not always be able to share with you its plan in how it intends to address the illegal practising. If the College obtains an order against the individual, it will make reasonable efforts to advise you.