Thank you for the Feedback – Proposed Changes to College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)’s Professional Misconduct Regulation

Summer 2019

CMTO’s Professional Misconduct Regulation defines the parameters of professional practice and identifies behaviours that constitute misconduct that could result in disciplinary action by the College.

Professional misconduct is conduct that does not meet the minimum expectations of integrity, client-centered care and professionalism, as well as other legal and ethical standards.

CMTO’s current Professional Misconduct Regulation has been in place since 1999. Changes were proposed to improve transparency and accountability within the profession and to appropriately respond to change by:

  • Clarifying Registered Massage Therapists’ professional obligations.
  • Correcting provisions that no longer apply.
  • Using consistent language that aligns with other existing legislation and with the other health regulatory colleges in Ontario.
  • Reducing redundancy by eliminating provisions that are:
    • Repetitive of provisions within the existing regulations,
    • More specifically addressed by other laws, or
    • More appropriately addressed by the College’s by-laws.
  • Grouping similar provisions together.

The proposed changes were circulated to stakeholders for feedback by July 16, 2019.

CMTO would like to thank everyone who provided feedback. Stay tuned for a summary of the feedback, proposed changes and next steps.

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