R. TCMPs and R. Acs are health care professionals who possess a fundamental body of knowledge, skills and judgment following traditional Chinese medicine principles which are directed to effective patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. R. TCMPs and R. Acs use the essential principles of traditional Chinese medicine to assess patients and promote their health, and prevent and treat common disease. Their care is characterized by ethical and safe clinical practice as well as with effective communication in partnership with patients and other health care providers.
R. TCMPs and R. Acs must be able to accurately assess body system disorders through traditional Chinese medicine techniques. R. TCMPs and R. Acs must be proficient in providing treatment using traditional Chinese medicine therapies to promote, maintain or restore health. R. TCMPs and R. Acs must be skilled in the application of acupuncture and must adhere to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for the location of acupuncture points. R. TCMPs must be able to accurately select and recommend herbal medicines based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment plan and make modifications based on the patient’s physical, medical and health history as necessary.
R. TCMPs and R. Acs must be able to perform the two controlled acts authorized to R. TCMPs and R. Acs as required in the course of engaging in the practice of the profession. They must not perform the authorized acts, or any exempted controlled acts, unless the conditions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act and their respective regulations have been met.
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