On July 10, 2015, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (the “College”) obtained an interlocutory Order from The Honourable Justice Corrick of the Superior Court of Justice pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code prohibiting Mr. Daping Zhang (“Mr. Zhang”) from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act until the final adjudication of the Application brought by the College which is scheduled for September 3, 2015.
Mr. Zhang is not a registered member of the College.
The Order prohibits Mr. Zhang 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. Zhang on an interlocutory basis from holding himself out as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist.
The Court also ordered Mr. Zhang 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.