Professional Misconduct Regulation Update

Winter 2022

In 2019, CMTO proposed changes to the Professional Misconduct Regulation (see Section 26).

The Professional Misconduct Regulation defines actions and behaviours on the part of Massage Therapists (MT/RMTs) that CMTO considers to be professional misconduct. This includes the abuse of a client, inappropriate billing and failing to obtain informed consent. CMTO’s complaints and discipline process helps ensure that instances of professional misconduct are addressed.

In 2019, CMTO gathered feedback from the public, MTs and others on proposed changes to the current Professional Misconduct Regulation.  Proposed changes to the Regulation aim to update and clarify RMTs’ professional obligations and requirements.

CMTO incorporated the feedback it received and submitted changes to the regulation to the Ministry of Health in the summer of 2020. The Ministry recently posted CMTO’s proposed regulation for comment to their Regulatory Registry. The deadline to provide feedback is March 17, 2022. CMTO will develop an accompanying guide to help Massage Therapy clients and MTs understand the new changes.

For questions about the proposed amendments, please reach out to CMTO’s Director, Professional Conduct at

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