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Deborah Lynn Adderley RMT

BC Laws for RMTs

 

Registered Massage Therapists in BC are governed by, but not limited to, the following Laws:

College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC)
Purpose: For protecting the public, and defining how RMTs practice and conduct business

Legislation -  http://www.cmtbc.ca/legislation-bylaws/legislation
By-Laws -  http://www.cmtbc.ca/legislation-bylaws/cmtbc-bylaws


Health Professions Act
Purpose: for defining how all Health Professionals must practice and conduct business

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96183_01

          Massage Therapists Regulation

          http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/280_2008 


Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
Purpose: for protecting a Patient’s personal information  (privacy law)

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_03063_01

          Personal Information Protection Act Regulations

          http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/10_473_2003


Criminal Records Review Act
Purpose: updating an RMT’s Criminal Record check every 5 years

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96086_01


Limitation Act 
Purpose: for the length of time all Health Records must be kept

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_12013_01


Child, Family and Community Service Act
Purpose: for reporting cases of child neglect or abuse

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96046_01


DUTY TO REPORT http://www.cmtbc.ca/registrants/duty-report

Registered massage therapists should be aware of their reporting obligations under the Health Professions Act, the Criminal Records Review Act, and the Child, Family and Community Service Act