Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners/Acupuncturists

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners/Acupuncturists

We are lawyers for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists who face regulatory issues at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (“CTCMPAO”).

How We Assist Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists

Our team of defence lawyers for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists will assist on the following regulatory issues:

  • Advising traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006, and its Regulations, including Professional Misconduct, Quality Assurance, and Registration, as well as the College’s Professional Practice Standards and Guidelines;
  • Working with traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists to respond to allegations of professional misconduct at the CTCMPAO;
  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, including drafting responses to patient complaints at the CTCMPAO, which are reviewed by a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (“ICRC”);
  • Defending traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists at CTCMPAO discipline hearings;
  • Assisting with CTCMPAO registration applications;
  • Representing traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists in CTCMPAO appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the CTCMPAO; and
  • Advising traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, CTCMPAO fitness to practice, unauthorized practice, and privacy and confidentiality.