Mandatory reporting refers to the obligation under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Health Professions Procedural Code for Massage Therapists, employers and facility operators to file written reports to the College in a number of circumstances. It is one of the ways the College fulfills its role to protect the public’s interest and to maintain the public’s trust in the Massage Therapy profession.
Mandatory reporting is considered an essential professional obligation because it is the best means of ensuring that instances of professional misconduct, incompetence, professional negligence, sexual abuse or concerns regarding incapacity are brought to the attention of the College. It is the responsibility of the College to review or investigate any report in the context of its self-regulatory role to protect the public from harm.
As regulated health professionals, RMTs also have mandatory duties to report information to named officials or agencies under other pieces of provincial legislation.
Circumstances requiring mandatory reporting by RMTs include: