College of Traditional Chinese Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) is the regulatory body for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in BC and is responsible for registering Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist throughout the province. CTCMA is an expansion of the original College of Acupuncturists of British Columbia. The College is a self-regulatory body that operates under the auspices of the provincial government and through the Health Professions Act, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Regulation, and CTCMA bylaws.
Since April 2003, a valid registration issued by CTCMA is required to practise Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in BC. The CTCMA seeks to protect the public by ensuring that anyone holding themselves out as practicing or qualified to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture is registered through the CTCMA, and receives and processes complaints against the actions of registrants.
Justice Education Society Resources
Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.
Preparing for a Hearing
If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.