In 2014, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of British Columbia committed to adopt a comprehensive strategic planning process to plan for and manage its future activities. Over several months the College Board and staff worked to develop the strategic planning process and produce a 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan.
The 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan focuses on 3 key goals:
1. Improve professionalism and practice standards and expand quality assurance activities to ensure registrants are competent at entry-level and remain competent throughout their careers.
- Develop and implement practice standards and practice guidelines to ensure patients receive safe, professional and consistent standard of care and treatment outcomes.
- Develop and implement quality assurance program to ensure the ongoing quality of practice in the profession as required under s. 26.1 of the Health Professions Act (HPA).
- Develop and implement learning modules, remedial tools, and provide competence improvement assistance.
- Improve training program review initiatives for BC trained applicants to entry-to-practice.
- Improve competency based assessment initiatives for both Canadian and foreign trained applicants at entry-to-practice.
- Seek improved and consistent standards of health care by collaborating with Canadian alliance of TCM regulators.
2. Enhance communication and engagement.
- Enhance awareness of the College’s role and responsibilities in regulating traditional Chinese medicine with individual registrants, associations, and educators.
- Promote public awareness of the important role of regulation in the public’s right to safe and ethical traditional Chinese medicine.
- Support inter-professional collaboration to promote safe and quality treatment outcomes.
- Address public inquiries and complaints in a fair, transparent, and clear manner.
3. Improve organizational efficiency and risk management.
- Improve the process of regulation and keep bylaws current to reflect modern-day practices.
- Collaborate with other regulators on a provincial and national level.
- Utilize information technology to automate core business processes.
- Promote continuous learning for members of the Board, Committees and staff.
- Develop succession plan for Board, Committees, and staffs.