Registered Acupuncturist R.Ac – Provincial Law in Ontario
As a patient, you should be aware that on April 1st, 2013, The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care made Acupuncture a regulated profession in Ontario.
Not just anybody can call themselves an acupuncturist anymore. In order to needle, one must go through a series of testing and background checks. This ensures patient safety.
Only Registered Acupuncturists R.Ac’s and a few other select health professionals can submit receipts to clients for health insurance coverage.
Much like other professionals (for example RMT’s, Chiropractors and medical doctors), Registered Acupuncturists are must answer to the CTCMPAO. This is the college/governing body which dictates the laws and practice of Acupuncture in Ontario.