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Massage Therapy Regulation in Prince Edward Island

On March 1, 2019, Prince Edward Island (PEI) became the fifth Canadian province to regulate massage therapy.

The provincial government established the College of Massage Therapists of Prince Edward Island (CMTPEI) to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. R-10.1.

The college is responsible for defining and regulating the competency of massage therapists in the province. It also deals with complaints and acts in the interest of the public by reducing risk of harm.

As of May 1, 2019, it is prohibited by law to practise massage therapy without valid registration with the College of Massage Therapists of PEI (CMTPEI). Only members of CMTPEI may use the term Massage Therapist (MT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), or other titles, abbreviations, and initials of massage therapists.

The NHPC remains a professional association that provides the following member services in PEI:

  • advocates to the insurance industry and all levels of government including the CMTPEI
  • provides member services and one-on-one practice management advice
  • provides insurance coverage at preferred rates
  • uses purchasing power to provide special rates for services and merchandise
  • offers continuing education opportunities, such as courses, conferences, and online learning modules