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Consultation on Practice Standard Draft: Consent to Treatment

May 20, 2022

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) is updating the Practice Standard for Consent to Treatment.

As part of the College’s commitment to being transparent, collaborative and fair, we regularly ask for input as we develop and revise our practice standards. Feedback from registrants and the public helps shape policy and is vital to the self-regulation of the traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture profession.

A practice standard lists out the required practice principles and requirements that a registrant MUST adhere to when they work as a regulated health professional.  These principles are applicable to all College registrants who provide BC’s diverse population with care in various professional settings. The College also provides practice advice and recommendations for registrants to follow in the practice standards. 

The proposed draft of the updated Practice Standard for Consent to Treatment can be viewed by Clicking Here.

This is in English as with all College practice standards; however, the survey is conducted in both English and Chinese.  We encourage you to discuss with your peers and colleagues if you have difficulty understanding the content.  The College provides translated practice standards when they are approved and in force.

The survey is anonymous, by design, and only summary data and comments without identity information will be presented to the Quality Assurance Committee.  It will take only a few minutes to complete the survey.  Responses to the survey will be closed at 11:59 pm PDT on August 2nd, 2022. 

After you have read the Practice Standard draft, take the survey by Clicking the Survey Link Here.

Thank you for your participation and invaluable feedback!

(As a reference, the current version of the Practice Standard for Consent to Treatment can be found here on the College website.)