Who We Are

The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists  (CARB-TCMPA) is the national forum and voice of provincial regulatory authorities that are established by their respective provincial legislation. The founding members comprise the regulatory bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (TCM/A) of British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

As provincial regulators we are also known as ” Ordre professionnel” in Quebec and “Colleges” in other provinces. The mandate that is entrusted to us by the provincial authorities is one of public protection. For this reason, we govern the men and women who practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and use the titles authorized by provincial legislation to ensure that patients receive safe, quality and ethical health care services.

Safe and Ethical Care of Canadians is at the Heart of What We Do

Through collaborative activities, CARB-TCMPA promotes quality practice and labour mobility on all the Canadian territory.  We serve as a resource to members, governments and the public. We work collaboratively on identified issues and act on opportunities that could impact on the regulation, quality, education and training of TCM professionals to ensure public protection.

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