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Ministry of Health Proposes Amendments to TCMPA Regulation

January 25, 2024

As part of its initiative to modernize the framework for provincial health profession regulation and the process of amalgamation now underway, the Ministry of Health has advised the College of proposed amendments to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturists Regulation as well as to the Physical Therapists Regulation, the Occupational Therapists Regulation, and the Dietitians Regulation. 

Professional regulations specify the scope of practice, protected titles, restricted activities, and certified practice for each regulated health profession. They provide the foundation for many regulatory policies including Bylaws and Standards of Practice. Responsibility for the drafting, enacting and possible later revision and amendment of the regulations lies entirely within the authority of the Ministry of Health. The last amendment to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Regulation was made in 2008.

The Health Professions Act requires that notice be provided before any proposed amendments can be enacted, and this notice period began on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Proposed amendments to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Regulation are posted on the Ministry of Health website. The Ministry requests that comments on these proposed regulation amendments be submitted as soon as possible

By e-mail: [email protected]

By mail: 

Professional Regulation and Oversight Branch

Health Sector Workforce and Beneficiary Services Division  

Ministry of Health

1515 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC