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A recent notification from the Great-West Life Assurance Company to advisors and plan sponsors described new developments regarding the submission of claims for acupuncture treatments in the provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jun 5, Hamilton, Ont. - A recent notification from the Great West Life Assurance Company to advisors and plan sponsors described new developments regarding the submission of claims for acupuncture treatments in the provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association (CCAA) found a number of discrepancies in the document and penned a letter targeted to the insurance industry.
Historically, within the massage therapy (MT) profession, vying for legislated regulation (LR) has been an undertaking surmounted by a strong massage therapy association(s) or other professional leaders with unity of vision and strength of will.
Oct. 16, Simcoe, Ont. – Don Dillon RMT and Trish Dryden M.Ed RMT were honoured with the Massage Therapist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards, respectively, at the 2012 Canadian Massage Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, this past weekend.
When someone thinks of going for a massage therapy treatment, do they, consciously or unconsciously, consider whether the therapist will be a male or female?
Sept. 7, Winnipeg, Man. – The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) has been informed that its application for the regulation of massage therapy in the province under the “Regulated Health Professions Act” has completed its first review process within the Minister’s office.
In this article, we will discuss the regulatory issues respecting the treatment of health-care records as they pertain to massage therapists in Canada.
July 26, Toronto, ON – In June 2010, an Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Massage Therapists was approved across the three provinces – Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador – where the profession is regulated.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Common RMT competency standards across regulated provinces In June 2010, an Entry-to-Practice Competancy Profile for Registered Massage Therapists was approved across the three provinces where the profession is regulated.
Edmond Beaudry, RMT, is one of the true modern pioneers of our profession in Manitoba. Beaudry became interested in massage therapy in 1979 following his return from Africa. While working for a counselling service in St. Boniface, Man., he became intrigued with the positive outcomes of “touch.”
Alberta has long been an attractive location for residency due in part to the great economy that abounds in the province. Practitioners from across Canada are drawn to the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains as well as the laid-back “Alberta way of life.”
The concept of scope of practice is an important part of the current health legislation in Ontario, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA”). The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) is an “arms length” agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The evolution of ethics as a distinct discipline of study within the field of registered massage therapy in Canada has certainly involved a unique and distinctive developmental process. Perhaps its earliest origins can be traced back to the desire by our predecessors to retain and nurture what they felt was key in the delivery of massage therapy services, i.e., the affectivity and caring that has been and is a crucial part of the identity of massage therapy in Canada.
In 1919, The Ontario Board of Regents first regulated the practice of massage. At that time, leaders in the massage profession organized efforts to petition the government to raise the level of protective legislation.
Toronto police officer Barbara Cabot was providing motorcycle escort for a southbound funeral when an impatient eastbound driver gave gas and attempted to run the brigade. He misjudged her speed and his clearance and as he made contact with her right leg succeeded in separating rider from bike. Through her boot he had also separated her foot from the rest of her leg.
As a distinct health care profession in Canada, massage therapy was organized in the early part of the 20th Century, and regulated in Ontario in 1919 and B.C. in 1946.
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