On August 14, 2015, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (the “College”) obtained an interlocutory Order from The Honourable Justice Sheard of the Superior Court of Justice pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code prohibiting Mr. Alexander Tran (“Mr. Tran”) from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act until the final adjudication of the Application brought by the College.
Mr. Alexander Tran is not a registered member of the College.
The Order prohibits Mr. Tran on interlocutory basis from engaging in controlled acts reserved for members of the College including performing acupuncture and communicating a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis. The Order further prohibits Mr. Tran on an interlocutory basis from holding himself out as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist.
The Court also ordered Mr. Tran to pay $2,500.00 in costs to the College for the appearance.
This Order demonstrates the College’s ongoing commitment to the regulation of the profession in the public interest. Ensuring only registered members of the College are performing regulated acts on the public is an important component of the College’s public safety mandate.
A copy of the Order can be accessed here.