New Conflict of Interest Guidelines

CMTO’s Council approved new Conflict of Interest Guidelines on September 19, 2016.  You can find the guidelines here.

Massage Therapists are in a unique relationship of trust with their clients. As a result, they must be particularly attentive to conflicts of interest.

A registrant is in a conflict of interest if the registrant’s personal or financial interest conflicts or appears to conflict with the exercise of his or her professional judgment or duty to act in the best interest of the client.

A conflict of interest may compromise the trust that a client has placed in their Massage Therapist and, on a wider scale, the confidence that the public has placed in the Massage Therapy profession. As a result, it is considered professional misconduct for a registrant to practise the profession while in a conflict of interest.

Questions about the new Conflict of Interest Guidelines can be directed to CMTO’s Practice Specialist at