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In July 2016, the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC), the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA), and the Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA) delivered an Application for Regulation to the Alberta Government Department of Health.
This fall, the three member Associations will be jointly undertaking a consultation process with all their members to ensure everyone has full opportunity to discuss all aspects of regulation, including proposed eligibility requirements to transition into a regulatory College.
This isn't the first time the alliance has made significant progress. The coalition has made joint improvement in many areas, including schools approvals, insurance industry advocacy, educational opportunities, and now regulation.
In May 2016, the Associations announced to their members that they had reached agreement on potential eligibility requirements for transitioning current practitioners into a regulatory College that take into account years of experience and education.
The Boards of Directors and their CEO and Executive Directors are very excited to be announcing that this process has moved forward and look forward to comprehensive discussions with their respective membership this fall.