Scopes of Practice > Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists

Scope of Practice from Individual Acts

The scope of practice of traditional Chinese medicine is the assessment of body system disorders through traditional Chinese medicine techniques and treatment using traditional Chinese medicine therapies to promote, maintain or restore health.

Alternate / Additional Description of Scope

Summarized Controlled Acts

Communicating a diagnosis (partial)

Performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis (partial)

Authorized Acts

Proclamation - April 1, 2013


Note: Section 4 comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor. See: 2006, c. 27, s. 20 (2).

4. In the course of engaging in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to perform the following:

1. Performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis and below the surface of a mucous membrane for the purpose of performing acupuncture.

2. Communicating a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person’s symptoms using traditional Chinese medicine techniques. 2006, c. 27, s. 4.