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

Massage Therapy Canada staff
March 16, 2015
By Massage Therapy Canada staff
Massage therapy students in New Brunswick are protesting the results of a final exam that determines their fate as registered massage therapists.
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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