The Reasons Why the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) Has a Quality Assurance Program
The Quality Assurance (QA) Program is an important aspect of the College's mandate. All Colleges under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 must:
The QA Program for all Colleges must promote continuing education or professional development designed to:
The goal of the Quality Assurance Program is to protect the public by working in partnership with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists in Ontario to support and provide them with tools to demonstrate their ongoing competence and to provide members with an opportunity to control their own professional development.
Although over the years Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists have proven their commitment to professionalism and quality patient care through on-going self-development, such efforts have not been formally documented and recognized in many cases. The CTCMPAO Quality Assurance Program will provide members with some tools, guidance and a formal process for identifying, implementing and recording their continuing education and professional development effort.