The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario acknowledges the practice of delivery of demonstrably safe substances, such as eucalyptus, by inhalation, through commonly applied means in hydrotherapy/Massage Therapy practices, such as steams, to be within the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy. It is the position of the College that this practice does not constitute a controlled act as described in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 Sec. 27(2)5. This practice does not constitute “administering” a substance as we understand the Act to mean it. We understand ‘administering’ to mean the direct nebulizing of substances such as medications which, if improperly administered, would result in a substantial risk of harm to the public.

Approved: September 17, 1999

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