ON announces plans to deregulate traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, acupuncturists

The Government of Ontario is planning to deregulate traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists, reports Global News. The move is reportedly being made to help more people work in the profession, including those who may not speak sufficient English or who may have not learned traditional Chinese medicine in a school setting. President of Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario Heather Kenny expressed surprise at the decision, as the group was not consulted. “There’s a guaranteed level of competency, there’s an expected level of patient care, an expected level of ethics and there’s also some very strict rules around how you treat patients,” said Kenny. Global News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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