Controlled Acts > Performing a prescribed procedure on tissue below the dermis or mucous membrane


Professions Authorized to Perform this Controlled Act
Controlled Act as stated in RHPA: Performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis, below the surface of a mucous membrane, in or below the surface of the cornea, or in or below the surfaces of the teeth, including the scaling of teeth.
PROFESSION AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM ACT
Acupuncturists
Audiologists
Chiropodists Partial (chiropodists)
Chiropractors
Dental Hygienists Partial
Dental Technologists
Dentists Complete
Denturists
Dietitians Partial (In the course of engaging in the practice of dietetics, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to take blood samples by skin pricking for the purpose of monitoring capillary blood readings. 2009, c. 26, s. 7)
Homeopaths(Homeopathy Act not yet proclaimed)
Kinesiologists
Massage Therapists Partial (Acupuncture)
Medical Laboratory Technologists Partial (In the course of engaging in the practice of medical laboratory technology, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to take blood samples from veins or by skin pricking. 1991, c. 28, s. 4.)
Medical Radiation Technologists Complete (MRTs may perform a procedure below the dermis in the course of practising the profession and if the procedure is ordered by a physician.)
Midwives Partial
Naturopaths(Naturopathy Act not yet proclaimed) Partial
Nurses Complete (Complete for all nurses, in accordance with regulation or with an order from an authorized profession)
Occupational Therapists Partial (OTs have access to acupuncture through a legislative exemption)
Opticians
Optometrists
Pharmacists Partial (Perform a procedure on tissue below the dermis to support patient self-care and chronic disease monitoring)
Pharmacy Technicians
Physicians and Surgeons Complete
Physiotherapists Partial (Wound care and acupuncture)
Podiatrists
Psychologists
Psychotherapists(Psychotherapy Act not yet proclaimed)
Respiratory Therapists Partial [Note: performing a tracheostomy tube change is now enabled under an exemption in the Controlled Act regulation (O. Reg. 107/96 - s.14)]
Speech-Language Pathologists
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists Partial