York Region Recommends Testing for Patients of Huai Kui Xu TCM Clinic

The Regional Municipality of York inspected Huai Kui Xu TCM Clinic located at 150 Berwick Crescent in the City of Richmond Hill on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, after being made aware of health and safety concerns.

The investigation found the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinic had inadequate infection prevention and control practices with wet cupping and micro-needling/derma rolling services. Devices used by the clinic for wet cupping were not properly cleaned and sterilized between clients and single-use micro-needle/derma rollers were reused on multiple clients and there is a risk that clients of the clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne infections.

The Clinic operator has been ordered by York Region Public Health to stop performing the services of concern. In addition, York Region is asking patients of this clinic to contact their health care professional for testing for blood-borne viruses as a precaution.

For more information, please read the full media release, and the IPAC Lapse Report.

The College has been in contact with York Region Public Health, and we are looking into this matter to determine and implement any necessary further actions. For more information, please contact conduct@ctcmpao.on.ca.

Members are reminded that they must follow College Standards and Guidelines for infection prevention and control at all times. Members are encouraged to reach out to the College with questions if they require guidance regarding maintaining safety in their practice. Members can contact qa@ctcmpao.on.ca for questions related to their practice.