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Guidelines

The CTCMPAO has developed guidelines to assist members and applicants to better understand their responsibilities and the standards of the College.

The education equivalency guideline explains in detail the traditional Chinese medicine education requirement and the supervised clinical experience requirement as set in the Registration Regulation. To access the guideline, click here.

The professional development guideline is used to assist members to understand what professional development activities are considered acceptable by the CTCMPAO. To access the guideline, click here.

The Registration Committee has developed guidelines to help members and applicants understand how they can meet the currency requirements by completing a refresher program.

Refresher Program Guideline for Members
Refresher Program Guideline for Applicants

Registered practitioners of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario must maintain accurate, confidential, legible and up-to-date records for each of their patients in order to provide proper care and treatment. The Record Keeping Guideline addresses the mandatory records that must be maintained by all members, as well as record management and privacy of patients.

The Quality Assurance Committee has developed the following customizable templates as resources for practitioners: Patient Health Summary, Initial Assessment and Treatment Record, Follow up Treatment Record, Consent to Collect, Use, and Disclose Personal Health Information Form and Equipment and Supply Records.

The suspended member guideline describes what activities a member whose certificate of registration has been suspended may and may not undertake. To access the guideline, click here.