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The Official Publication of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
Welcome New Registrants!

Welcome New Registrants!

This year continues to be a challenging one and the College is delighted to bring you the good news that in 2019-2020, a total of 177 distinct individuals completed the requirements for full registration with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia and are currently registered for active practice. The College serves and protects the public interest by regulating and advancing safe, ethical, and quality Chinese medicine practice in British Columbia.
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Join us in welcoming these new Registrants:

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM -23)

Lai Li CHONG Mei Yi May LIN Renee Janet TAYLOR
Chao-Fang CHU Jia Xian Kevin LU Jun WU
Annie Ting Yi HOU Julie Ann NELSON Liang ZHAO
Kevin Edward IANSON Winnifred NG Zixuan ZHAO
Teresa Yee Man LAM Chelsea Randall PAGET  

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P. – 47) 

Jennifer Michaela ABEL Hengameh KESHVARI Sin Ming POON
Xiao Wei CAI Hongshik KIM Jihyun PYO
Moninder CHANA Hyejin KIM Brewster Jae SCOTT
Chung Zon CHANG Amanda Lee KNAPP Jin Hwa SONG
Yumei CHEN Camille Benoite LANDRY Mercy Kate SOUTHAM
Sung-Yeon Jess CHO Kiseop LEE Yang Ming SU
Kuo Hsiang CHU Danlin LIANG Doda SUH
Jenna Lindsey COOK Tin-An LIU Ka Keung SZE
You Wei FENG Esther Wai Shan LO Mei Chia WANG
Tristan Michael FORD Duntao MA Michael Kuang Chieh WU
Selina Jiangxia GU Lisa MATSUZAKI Yong Xue WU
Laura Nicole HESLIN Edward Joseph MCCLOSKEY Li XIANG
Whitney Sarah HORSTMAN Lucian Lincoln MILLS Weiyao Maggie XU
Kan HUANG Danzhu MOWAT Jian Yuan ZHANG
Chloe Josephine JAMES Hua Sheng PAN

Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac. – 107) 

Fatemeh AHMADVAND Maggie Wan Yee HO Nir SAAR
Alanna Victoria ALLAN Tarine Ute HOLEWA Kimberly Erin SALZGEBER
Israela Corpuz AQUINTEY Jia Li HUANG Gregory Stanton SCHNABEL
Lacy Lee Ann BRANDT Yat Kit HUI Alana Kimberley SHAW
Tatiana Lvovna BRITVINA Yunejung IM Qun Zhi SONG
Jordan Lee BROWN Daye JEONG Sarah Anne STROHAN
Kelsey Dawn BRU Xueyin JIANG Xin SUN
Jessica BUGRA Xiao Gao JIANG Armando TANG
Fabienne CALVERT FILTEAU JeongJong JOE Kuo-Hung TENG
Jessica Lynn CAMPBELL Marnie KICKBUSH Jessica W Y TO
Thomas Francis CAO Karolina Joanna KLUSKA Jordan Lynch WALD
Ching-Yu CHANG Patti-Ann Nicole KRYWULAK Melody WALFORD
Xia CHEN Sung Hyun LA Dong WANG
Hung Ju CHU Jinli LAI Kun WANG
Keiko CINTI Yuan-Chi LEE Pei WANG
Krysta Marie CLOSE Samantha Se Man LEUNG Wendy Ann WEBB
Robin Lesley CLUMPUS Xue Xian LI Suzanne Glenda WILLIAMS
Jagmeet Kaur DHATT Xue Mei LI Ai-Chia WU
Tiana Jane DICKMANN Siu Yau Moses LING Sandy Pesun WU
Kun DONG Jennifer Norine MCGEORGE Szu Ying WU
Parvin EHSANI Jacqueline MCKENNA Chao YANG
Man Sze FAN Alyssa Marianne MENDOZA HuiJia YANG
Heather Marguerite FISCHBUCH Mehdi MOGHADDAS Te Chun YU
Stephanie Anne Susan FISHER Takayoshi MUNEMOTO Ming Keung YU
Stephanie FUNK Luka MYFTIU Fang YUAN
Kimberly Ann GRANT Ibukun Omotayo OMOLE Wenshu ZHANG
Amanda Marie GRAY Lidia PAMIES RUAN Wen Yu ZHANG
Marika Reid HALL Sangnam PARK Chunyan ZHAO
Xu HAN Michelle Catherine PHILLIPS Fang ZHAO
Meghan Jean HAWKSHAW Lijuan REN Liqing ZHOU
Xue HE Gina Josephine RINO Jingping ZHOU
Qiao Ling HE Cydney Gray RUMBALL Jianhong ZHU
Breanna Lynn HEFFELFINGER Katyanna Lara RYAN

We look forward to the contributions that each new Registrant will make to their chosen profession, and to the mandate of the College, as they embark on what will no doubt be exciting and rewarding careers. Congratulations to all!

Regulated health professionals have duty to report behaviour that puts public at risk

Regulated health professionals have duty to report behaviour that puts public at risk

On June 19, 2020, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix announced an investigation into disturbing allegations of racism in BC’s health system. All member colleges in BC Health Regulators (BCHR) are united in declaring that racist behaviour among or on the part of regulated health professionals is unprofessional, reckless, and harmful to patients. It contravenes the professional conduct standards to which health professionals are held and constitutes a danger to the public.
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We take this opportunity to remind all CTCMA registrants that they have a duty to report concerns about unprofessional conduct, on the part of any regulated health professional, to the respective College.

We also support the full investigation currently underway and led by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, appointed by Minister Dix to determine the facts about specific allegations, as well as to look at the prevalence of systemic-level racist attitudes in our health care system.

This important work is taking place in parallel with our own mandate to protect the public by addressing the racism and injustice experienced by the Black community, Asian community, Indigenous British Columbians and all people of colour. CTCMA has well-established, transparent processes to investigate formal complaints made about the conduct or competence of registrants, and the authority to impose disciplinary measures if warranted.

All regulatory colleges have an important role in supporting changes that can address systemic racism. Health profession regulation supports every person’s right to receive the same access to and quality of health care, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, and age.

The mandate that CTCMA shares with all colleges is to ensure that regulated health professionals deliver qualified, safe, and ethical care to their patients and clients. This includes culturally safe care. These requirements are embedded in our codes of ethics, standards of practice, and other guidelines for health professionals in BC.

Health professionals regulated under the Health Professionals Act have a duty to report in writing if, on reasonable and probable grounds, they believe that the continued practice of any other regulated health practitioner might constitute a danger to the public. For more information, see the Duty to Report page on the BCHR website.

When we are complacent, we are complicit. To truly serve and protect the public in British Columbia, the College must do its part, as a health regulator, to maintain focus on this important issue and contribute to making change happen. 

As soon as the Ministry of Health provides more information about how British Columbians, including registrants, may contribute to the ongoing Turpel-Lafond investigation we will update you all.  

COVID-19 practice with good wishes

COVID-19 practice with good wishes

We hope you are safe and well and enjoying the summer.
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We are now well into Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan as we all continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve made a lot of progress in BC. The protective measures still in place in our communities are saving lives but that benefit has come at some expense, including the economic, social and personal well-being of many, even as we get back into restaurants, visiting beaches and visiting healthcare practitioners.

The College wanted to take this opportunity to remind registrants that the guidance enabling you to safely provide in-person community care for your patients remains in place, as described on May 15, 2020.

At that time registrants were asked to adjust how they deliver care and attend to physical environments to ensure best infection and prevention control practices. In some cases, the use of technology to provide virtual care has proven to be a good option. This guidance was intended to assist registrants in determining which services are reasonable to provide, to suggest collaboration with colleagues in similar practices when making these decisions, and to use professional judgement to determine what is ultimately in the patient’s interest. Areas covered in the guidance include:

  • Guiding principles and assumptions

  • Prioritization of patient care services

  • Ongoing pandemic best practices

  • Personal protective equipment

Resources (from BCCDCCTCMA and ACTMA)

You can access the full guidance document here. It was developed by the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry of Health, the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC in collaboration with BC Health Regulators, including the CTCMA.

Public health officials have indicated that COVID-19 is expected to continue circulating in the general population for an extended period. As such, the College remains in regular and frequent communication with the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and with other health regulators on the coordinated response.

We encourage registrants to keep informed about the still-evolving situation and to refer often to the College’s webpage on Communication to Registrants Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the most up-to-date information.

Registrants are reminded that up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources are available for health care professionals at the websites for BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and WorkSafeBC.  Please visit these sites regularly to keep your information most current.

The College continues to follow the public health guidance provided by BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, as we navigate this pandemic together.

Thank you for your adaptability and understanding of the situation.

Be well. Be kind. Be safe.

2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

CTCMA’s 2020 AGM will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
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Given the current pandemic situation, this year’s AGM will be conducted virtually, via Zoom, and there will be several changes to our normal format including the workday, morning timeframe.

Participants will be able to observe the proceedings, and listen, but will not be able to interact with speakers during the meeting itself. If you wish to submit a question, please send it to [email protected] by 5pm, August 17 and put ‘AGM 2020 Question’ in the subject line. An answer will be prepared and provided during the AGM Q & A Session.

The link to the Zoom meeting and instructions will be sent by email,

August 21, so please be watching for that.

The following material is provided in PDF form for you to print:

  • 2019 Annual Report, including financials (also available on the website)

  • the 2020 AGM Agenda

The AGM will be conducted in English only. Following the AGM, the College will upload videos of the proceedings to the website, in both English and Chinese. Additional notes:

  • There will be no Education Seminar this year.

  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits will be given to those participating in the AGM. Registrants may document participation in their Continuing Competency Activity Log as Category C – Structured Interactive Activities.

Further information will be provided. In the meantime, please mark the date, Tuesday, September 1, 2020. We hope to see you!