The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland & Labrador (CTCMPANL) regulates the practice of Acupuncture in accordance with the profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in this province.
Mandated under the Health Professions Act, the College established the standards for the safe and ethical practice of TCM Acupuncture and governs the members of the College to ensure only individuals who meet defined criteria enter the profession, and that those who already practice TCM Acupuncture maintain their competency level
While the CTCMPANL is dedicated to supporting Acupuncturists in their delivery of high quality, safe and ethical care to the public of Newfoundland & Labrador, it is not a teaching institution. It is a professional, self regulating body with the primary focus of serving and protecting the public interest.
The College works with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals to develop committees responsible for matters such as registration, complaints and discipline. The Council is responsible to investigate complaints from the public and discipline members on issues such as professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or incapacity. Appointed members of the College sit on the Council’s complaints authorization committee to deal with these issues.
The Health Professions Act, June 2010, http://www.assembly.nl.ca/business/bills/Bill1017.htm
The Acupuncturists Regulations, scheduled for proclamation in Sept. 2012 http://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualregs/2012/nr120075.htm