Legislation and By-laws

The role, authority and powers of the College are set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA”); the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 to the RHPA (the “Code”); and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. In addition, there are specific regulations made under both the RHPA and the Massage Therapy Act.

The following list highlights the key statutes relevant to the practice of Massage Therapy in Ontario.

Legislation and Regulation

Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)

Health Professions Procedural Code (Schedule 2 of the RHPA)

Massage Therapy Act, 1991

Health Care Consent Act (HCCA)

Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

To access these and all other Ontario Acts and Regulations online, or if any of the above links are unavailable, please visit the Government of Ontario’s e-laws website to search alphabetically or by name of the statute.

Hard Copies

To obtain hard copies of legislation and other Government of Ontario publications:


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Ottawa, ON


The Health Professions Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act provides the College Council with authority to make by-laws relating to the administrative affairs of the College:

No. 1 Conduct of the Business and Administration of the Affairs of the College
No. 2 Election of Members to Council
No. 3 The Election of the Officers of the College
No. 4 The Council of the College
No. 5 Committees of the College
Schedule A: Composition of Statutory Committees
No. 6 Non-Council Members
No. 7 Fees for Registration, Examinations and Other Activities of the College
Schedule A: Miscellaneous Fee Schedule
No. 8 The Register and Registrant Information
No. 9 The Registrar
No.10 Professional Liability Insurance
No.11 Code of Ethics
No.12 Professional Corporations
No.13 Authorizing the Making of Grants