B.C. Reg. 484/94
O.C. 1562/94
Deposited December 16, 1994

Health Professions Act

MASSAGE THERAPISTS REGULATION

Contents

1  

Definitions

2  

Designation

3  

Reserved titles

4  

Scope of practice

5  

Reserved acts

6  

Limitation on practice

7  

Patient relations program

Definitions

1 In this regulation:
"massage therapy" means the kneading, rubbing or massaging of the human body, whether with or without steam baths, vapour baths, fume baths, electric light baths or other appliances, and hydrotherapy or any similar method taught in schools of massage approved under the former Physiotherapists Act , but does not include any form of medical electricity.

Designation

2 (1) Massage therapy is designated as a health profession.
(2) The "College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia" is the name of the college established under section 15 (1) of the Health Professions Act for massage therapy.

Reserved titles

3 No person other than a registrant may use the title "massage therapist", "registered massage therapist", "massage practitioner", or "registered massage practitioner".

Scope of practice

4 A registrant may practise massage therapy.

Reserved acts

5 (1) Subject to section 14 of the Health Professions Act , no person other than a registrant may practise massage therapy.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person employed by and on the premises of a hospital which has been designated by the minister and who is acting under the direction of a medical practitioner.

Limitation on practice

6 No registrant may prescribe or administer drugs or anaesthetics, or treat a recent fracture of a bone.

Patient relations program

7 The college is designated for the purposes of section 16 (2) (f) of the Health Professions Act .
 

[Provisions of the Health Professions Act , R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 12]

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