New Mandatory Self-Reporting Requirements for Registered Massage Therapists
The Health Professions Procedural Code (the Code) under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) has been updated with additional self-reporting requirements for all Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs or MTs) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Specifically, registrants must report:
When they have been charged with an offence.
When they are subject to bail conditions or another restriction related to a charge for an offence.
Any membership in another body that governs a profession inside or outside Ontario (registration or licensure with another regulator).
Any finding of professional misconduct or incompetence made against the registrant by another body that governs a profession inside or outside Ontario.
Registrants must now provide the required information to CMTO as soon as possible after the registrant becomes aware of it. Waiting until the annual renewal is no longer acceptable. If there is any change to the information submitted, for example if a charge is later dropped or has led to a finding of guilt, the registrant must submit an additional report with the updated information.
These updated reporting requirements are in addition to the mandatory self-reporting requirements that were already in place, including:
-When a registrant has been found guilty of an offence.
-When a registrant has been found guilty of professional negligence or malpractice.
To ensure the mandatory self-reporting process can be completed at any time (not just at renewal), CMTO has created an online reporting mechanism for charges, offences, bail conditions/restrictions and findings of professional misconduct or incompetence from another regulator. Simply login to your online profile, click on the ‘Offences/Conduct’ tab and then click on ‘Add’. A series of required fields will be presented to you for completion. Your submission will be reviewed by CMTO staff and you may be contacted for additional information or clarification.
Registrants submitting or updating information regarding registration or licensure with another regulated profession inside or outside Ontario must send this information in writing to Registration Services via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information regarding mandatory reporting by RMTs is available on CMTO’s website.