Under the Regulated Health Professions Act (the “RHPA”), College members are permitted to establish a corporation for the purpose of practising Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or acupuncture. Members intending to incorporate must do so under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. After incorporation, the corporation must apply to the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (the “College”) for a Certificate of Authorization. Without this Certificate of Authorization, the corporation is not permitted to practise. Practising without a Certificate of Authorization or holding out as a professional corporation without a Certificate of Authorization is an offence.
Once a Certificate of Authorization has been issued by the College, professional corporations have ongoing responsibilities.