The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL) functions in union with the Council in regulating the practice of Acupuncture in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in this province.
The public is served and protected by the College by:
- Approving a program of study and education for the purpose of establishing education requirements.
- Developing entry to practice requirements for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and acupuncturists, including annual renewal or re-certification requirements and continuing competency requirements
- Establishing a scope of practice Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and acupuncturists
- Establishing standards of practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and acupuncturists
- Developing a code of ethics for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and acupuncturists
- Participating in the development of national competencies
- Participating in the establishment and development of a national board exam
- Organizing and delivering the national exam as required
While the College 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 Chair of the College and one other elected member of the College represent the College as members of the Council and assist the Council in carrying out its duties under the Health Professions Act http://www.assembly.nl.ca/business/bills/Bill1017.htm.
The Acupuncturists Regulations www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualregs/2012/nr120075.htm, scheduled for proclamation in Sept. 2012