The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) announced the 10th Anniversary of the College, marking a decade of contributions to TCM regulation.
The College began regulating the TCM profession on April 1, 2013. Since then, significant progress has been made to establish registration, quality assurance, and complaints process to effectively regulate the profession.
“I believe as we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the College, we have risen to the occasion as a ‘College striving for excellence in governance and in regulating the practice of the TCM profession.’ I am proud of this Council, staff, and members!” Council President, CTCMPAO, Joanne Pritchard-Sobhani said.
As of 2023, the College has registered over 2800 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists and maintains a quality assurance program to promote continuous quality improvement. The College ensures that only qualified individuals are eligible to practise.
The College has established a complaints process that provides confidence to patients that the College is dedicated to its mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. The College addresses each complaint in a transparent and objective manner.
“I am delighted to celebrate the College’s tenth anniversary and share this occasion with all stakeholders. The foundation of strong regulatory and operational practices that we have built, and the efforts of many, have allowed the College to overcome challenges and continue serving the public of Ontario.” Ann Zeng
Registrar and CEO, CTCMPAO said.
The College Council recently approved a new 5-year strategic plan with the strategic directions of effective right-touch regulation, continuous quality improvement, informed and interactive stakeholders, and modernized governance. The College will be carrying out strategic projects in each category over the next 5 years to enhance the regulation of TCM in Ontario.