What is regulation?

As the TC-CMTA works towards regulation of Massage Therapy in Alberta, an operational plan will be created that includes a schedule for the creation of draft Regulations, Bylaws and Standards of Practice.

Through legislation and regulations, as well as standards and policies, Registered Massage Therapists will be accountable to their regulatory College for the quality of care they provide.

Here are just a few examples of how the College of Massage Therapists of Alberta will protect the public:

  • Professional Conduct – If you have a concern or complaint about the Massage Therapy treatment you received from a registrant, you can initiate a complaint with the College for formal investigation through the complaints process.

  • Registration – The College will be responsible for ensuring that registrants have met the educational requirements and standards of qualification to become registered and practise Massage Therapy in Alberta. The College will handle initial registration and entry to practise, as well as annual registration renewal.

  • Quality Assurance – The College’s quality assurance program will promote continuing competence and continuing quality improvement among the registrants, addresses changes in practice environments, and develop standards of practice, and incorporate advances in technology and changes made to entry to practise competencies and other concerns into guidance relating to registrants’ practices.

  • Discipline – Through a transparent Discipline process that is accessible by the public, the College will deal in a fair and just manner with any registrant who has fallen beneath the standards of practice or committed an act of professional misconduct.

The public will have confidence in the knowledge that only registrants of the College – regulated, trained health professionals – can use the protected title RMT and hold themselves out to be a Registered Massage Therapist.