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The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario maintains a register of members according to the requirements of its By-laws and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (Statutes of Ontario 1991, Chapter 18).  The current registry includes members in Grandparented and General  classes of registration holding the following titles (designations):

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners can use the designation R. TCMP and are authorized to practice traditional Chinese medicine providing to patients a combination of therapies including TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture within the scope of traditional Chinese medicine practice; they are also entitled to use the title Acupuncturist and the designation R. Ac.
  • Acupuncturists can use the designation R. Ac and are authorized to practice traditional Chinese medicine using acupuncture, including tuina, cupping and moxibustion etc., excluding TCM herbal medicine. 

Members can be identified using the following codes to define their classes and titles of registration:

  • GEN- R. TCMP - A general class certificate for a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
  • GEN- R. Ac - A general class certificate for a registered acupuncturist
  • GEN- R. TCMP (Prov.) - A general class certificate for a registered provisional traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
  • GEN- R. Ac (Prov.) - A general class certificate for a registered provisional traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
  • GP- R. TCMP - A grandparented certificate for a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
  • GP- R. Ac - A grandparented certificate for a registered acupuncturist