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Policies

The CTCMPAO has developed the following written policies as a standard that all applicants and members of the College must follow, to ensure the safety of the public.

Registration Policies

Registration policies pertain to registration and membership procedures.

A photo identification is required for member identity verification purposes. At the time that a member resigns as a member of the College, the Member’s photo will be destroyed. To access the policy, click here.

The written language plan policy clarifies what will be accepted by the panel of a Registration Committee as a written plan submitted by a Grandparented registrant, who is unable to speak, read and write either English or French with reasonable fluency, to demonstrate how they can effectively fulfill their obligations of inter-professional collaboration and continuity of patient care. To access the policy, click here.

The Registration Regulation requires every member, except those applying for Inactive Registration, provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage. This policy specifies the proof of professional liability insurance and the insurance coverage required of members of the College as set in the College By-Laws. To access the policy, click here.

The Registration Regulation requires all applicants to attach their criminal background check report when registering with the College. The intent of the criminal background check is to provide information about possible conduct concerns to the attention of the College, so as to protect the public interest and to enhance the safety of the health care system. The criminal background check policy defines the information required of applicants and the process that the Registration Committee follows in review of an applicant's report. To access the policy, click here.

The Registration Regulation requires the College to issue to registered members in each class of registration, a certificate or a badge for display in their offices or to carry on themselves, to inform the public that they are receiving services from members who are legally entitled to provide the services. The certificate of registration policy defines the forms of certificate to be issued and the conditions required. To access the policy, click here.

The annual renewal policy defines the process that a registered member must follow for the annual renewal of the member's certificate of registration with the College and the possible consequences of not renewing an existing registration on time. To access the policy, click here.

The traditional Chinese medicine patient visit policy defines what the Registration Committee would consider as a "traditional Chinese medicine patient visit" for the purpose of registration with the CTCMPAO as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner or as an Acupuncturist. To access the policy, click here.

The Registration Regulation states that members in the Grandparented and General Class may apply to the Inactive class of registration. The purpose of the certificate in the Inactive class of registration is to allow Grandparented and General class members to remain as members of the College when they anticipate that they will not be practising in Ontario for a period of time. This policy outlines the application process for the certificate in the Inactive class of registration, describes the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on members of the Inactive class, and to describe the reinstatement process. To access the policy, click here.

The Registration Regulation requires all applicants to be able to speak, read, and write either English or French with reasonable fluency. The language fluency policy outlines the criteria that will be used by the College to determine if an applicant meets the language fluency requirement of the College. To access the policy, click here.

Practice Policies

Practice policies pertains to set of rules and procedures members must adhere to while practicing.

The record keeping policy describes the standards that the College expects of its members in record keeping to ensure members meet the Standards of Practice and protect public safety. It sets out the essential records that registered members of the College are required to keep in the care of their patients and in the operation of their practices. In the case of any inconsistency between this policy and the underlying legislation, the legislation takes priority. To access the policy, click here.

The supervision policy is intended to outline and explain the obligations of members who agree to supervise other members and applicants. In the event of any inconsistency between this policy and any legislation that governs the practice of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the legislation governs. To access the policy, click here.

NOTE: this policy does not address delegation. Delegation is the act of authorizing a non-member of the College to perform a controlled act(s).