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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 -
By-Laws -

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

          Massage Therapists Regulation


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

          Personal Information Protection Act Regulations

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

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

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


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