Public Protection a Priority for NHPC Massage Therapists

Friday, December 09, 2016, 03:00 PM

The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) states that a regulatory College, by law, would be responsible for the investigation of complaints from the public and can prevent the accused practitioner from continuing to practise.

"Currently the NHPC performs that regulatory function of investigation, discipline, and removing members from practice if necessary," says Kelly Sloan, NHPC's Chief Executive Officer.

The NHPC has a complaints process whereby the public can report any incidents. If the complaint is about an NHPC member, an internal investigation will take place and they will be suspended from practising as a member.

Suspension of an NHPC membership means a practitioner will be removed from insurance eligibility lists, prohibiting that practitioner from being able to provide insurance reimbursable treatments.

The NHPC, along with several other stakeholder associations, is currently reviewing draft legislation for regulation of massage therapists in Saskatchewan.

The NHPC is the largest pan-Canadian holistic health organization, representing over 6,000 massage and holistic health professionals. It was established in 1988 and is proud to represent members with high levels of competency, professionalism, and ethics. The NHPC represents over 550 massage therapists in Saskatchewan.

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