Provide Your Feedback

As a part of its mandate to protect the public interest, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) needs to develop or change regulations, by-laws, policies, Standards of Practice, and other practice resources. Gathering feedback and comments from the public, RMTs, educators and others helps CMTO understand the effectiveness and impact of the proposed changes. This process is a called a consultation. Before adopting any new changes, CMTO carefully considers the comments and feedback it receives.

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2020

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Standards of Practice Revision Project Final Report
Standards of Practice Project Survey Consultation Report

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The Standards of Practice were reviewed by Council at the February 2021 Council meeting. Council approved the Standards of Practice for implementation in January 2022.

2019

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At their November 2019 meeting, Council approved the refreshed Code of Ethics & Glossary of Terms and rescinded CMTO’s Charter on Professionalism.

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At their November 2019 meeting, Council approved the proposed amendments to the Professional Misconduct Regulation (with four revisions based on the feedback) for submission to the Ministry of Health.

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This survey is now closed and the College is analyzing responses received.

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The proposed amendment was approved by Council at their May 13, 2019 meeting.

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The survey is now closed. CMTO is now looking at the findings from this initial survey, examples of Codes of Ethics and best practices in this area, all of which will help inform the drafting of the updated Code of Ethics. Please look for another opportunity to engage with the Code of Ethics refresh project later in 2019.

2018

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Between December 2018 and January 7, 2019, the College circulated a survey to stakeholders on proposed amendments to By-Law No.8 – The Register and Registrant Information for comment. There were 975 responses to the survey, 956 of these were from registrants. 88% were in favor of the proposed amendments. Comments on the proposed amendments were made by 18 respondents. Some of these comments related to the collection of information on offences and also information on licensed professions. In reviewing these comments, it was noted that some registrants did not have a clear understanding of what would be placed on the public register or understand the rationale behind the proposed amendments. For example, some registrants were concerned that information respecting licensed trades would be on the public register. The rationale for collecting this information is to ensure that there is nothing in an applicant/registrant’s past conduct that may affect their suitability to practice as a Massage Therapist. Another concern raised was the need for advising the College of any offences. The requirement for a registrant to report offences is outlined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. This is not a requirement imposed by CMTO but by the legislation and applies to all regulated health colleges in Ontario. Unless a concern is identified, i.e. a pattern of behavior that raised concerns that may impact MT practice, no action would be taken. The proposed amendments were approved by Council for implementation on April 1, 2019.

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Consultation now closed.

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By-Law No. 7: Consultation Feedback (pg. 85 of the May 14-15, 2018 Council Meeting Materials)

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At its meeting on May 15, 2018, CMTO’s Council approved an update to By-Law No. 7 (after circulating the proposed amendments and receiving responses) that will increase Certification Examination fees in 2019 to $575.00 for the Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) examination, and $805.00 for the Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) examination.

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Appendix A: CMTO 2019 Fees Summary of Feedback Received (pg. 52 of the Sept. 10, 2018 Council Meeting Materials)

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At its meeting on September 10th, Council approved an increase to CMTO’s registration fees. The registration fee for 2019 is now $785.00 for a General Certificate and $200.00 for an Inactive Certificate. The Registration renewals deadline for 2019 will be on December 31, 2018 (instead of November 1st) to allow more time for registrants to adjust to the increase.

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Feedback from this consultation supported the development of STRiVE, the Quality Assurance Program for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario that offers flexibility, opportunity and choice. Click here to learn more abut STRiVE.

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