College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Bill or Act:
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 26 health regulatory colleges governing 28 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts. Health regulatory colleges operate at arm's length from the provincial government and independently administer their own internal processes.
Under the RHPA and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario ("College") is responsible for governing the profession of massage therapists in Ontario. Under these Acts, the College has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including a registration regulation. All College regulations are subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The proposed regulation was originally circulated to members and stakeholders for feedback March 19, 2015. The proposed regulation amendments would allow the following:
• Take into account the Minister's transparency initiatives and ensure that applicants are required to disclose past criminal convictions;
• Allow the college to approve education programs; and
• Other housekeeping amendments.
November 26, 2015
Comments Due Date:
January 12, 2016
Contact: Evelyn Waters, Deputy Registrar
Toll Free: 1-800-465-1933
Address: 1867 Yonge St. Suite 810, Toronto, ON M4S 1Y5