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When a sexual abuse complaint against Ontario massage therapist Fernando Vigon-Campuzano in 2016 led him to surrender his RMT licence, it opened up a can of worms that went back as far as 2014. He has since faced three counts of sexual assault charges, as two more patients came forward.
July 1st, 2017, marked the end of the three-year grace period of the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which came into effect July 1, 2014. This means that you now must ensure that your marketing communications methods are on the right side of this law. Failure to comply can result in significant fines.
VANCOUVER – A Vancouver councillor says it may take years, but he can see the day a craft cannabis industry emerges in British Columbia, with smoking lounges in the city allowing people to responsibly sample strains of specially cultivated marijuana.
The new standards drafted by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in response to a new legislation aimed at preventing sexual abuse of health-care patients is now in effect.
A Toronto lawyer has expressed concern a new Ontario legislation designed to protect patients from sexual abuse in the hands of a health-care professional may result in unintended consequences.
HALIFAX, N.S. – Hundreds of patient records at the Nova Scotia Health Authority were inappropriately accessed in two separate incidents involving six employees.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has drafted a new standard in light of the recent passage of a provincial legislation aimed at cracking down on incidents of sexual abuse of clients across all regulated health professions in Ontario.
OTTAWA – A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada's plan to greenlight the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties – all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is seeking registrants' feedback on proposed changes to the quality assurance regulation.
I first became involved in activities related to Alberta’s massage therapy regulation in late 2002 when I was president of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA). Since then, I have been committed to seeing massage therapy become a regulated health profession in the province. I’m not the only one – many people have dedicated efforts and mountains of volunteer hours over multiple decades, and yet the work continues.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is proposing regulation that would make funding for therapy and counseling more accessible for clients who have been sexually abused by a registered massage therapist.
Two Sudbury police officers have confessed to claiming more than $3,000 in extended health services they never received, and were sentenced for police misconduct, the CBC has reported.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has appointed an investigator to look into sexual assault allegations against a registered massage therapist in Sudbury, Ont.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has published new guidelines dealing with conflict of interest for registered massage therapists.
Have you ever visited a website or social media site, posted a comment or a picture that you assumed would be either private or not associated with you?
The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) has announced the appointment of a new registrar and CEO, Eric Wredenhagen.
The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) was within its rights under the Health Professions Act when it imposed interim conditions on a massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct. This was the decision Monday of the B.C. Court of Appeal (BCCA) overturning an earlier ruling by a Supreme Court judge.
More than 1.8 million people in Ontario have a disability. For many of them, accessing goods, services and employment is a challenge because society does not always, or consistently, consider the accessibility needs of people with disabilities.
The province of Manitoba has approved the regulation of massage therapy following the release today of a report by the Health Professions Advisory Council recommending the regulation of the profession.
Health care regulators in Ontario will be hosting a webinar on Nov. 18, about the proposed regulation of health care clinics. The webinar will be followed by a series of stakeholder consultations in six cities across the province between Nov. 23 and Dec. 9.
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