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Massage therapy students in New Brunswick take new regulatory college to court

Massage therapy students in New Brunswick are protesting the results of a final exam that determines their fate as registered massage therapists.


March 16, 2015
By Massage Therapy Canada staff

According to news report from the CBC, dozens of massage therapy
students were in court on March 10, protesting the results of their
final exam, which had 47 out of 48 students failing it.

The
students wrote the final exam last November, which was administered by
the recently formed College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick. The
new college was formed following passage of legislation regulating the
massage therapy profession in the province.

The college requires
massage therapy students to pass the exam before they can register with
the college and legally practice massage therapy in New Brunswick.

The
court granted an injunction and placed the results of the exam on hold
while the matter is before the courts, the CBC report said.

The
new college requirements came into effect on Dec. 13, 2013. Prior to
that date, all practicing massage therapists registered with their
professional associations were grandfathered into the new regulatory
system.

More on this story on the CBC website.


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