College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Strategic Plan

In 2014, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of British Columbia committed to adopt a comprehensive strategic planning process to plan for and manage its future activities. Over several months the College Board and staff worked to develop the strategic planning process and produce a 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan.

The 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan focuses on 3 key goals:

1. Improve professionalism and practice standards and expand quality assurance activities to ensure registrants are competent at entry-level and remain competent throughout their careers.

  • Develop and implement practice standards and practice guidelines to ensure patients receive safe, professional and consistent standard of care and treatment outcomes.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance program to ensure the ongoing quality of practice in the profession as required under s. 26.1 of the Health Professions Act (HPA).
  • Develop and implement learning modules, remedial tools, and provide competence improvement assistance.
  • Improve training program review initiatives for BC trained applicants to entry-to-practice.
  • Improve competency based assessment initiatives for both Canadian and foreign trained applicants at entry-to-practice.
  • Seek improved and consistent standards of health care by collaborating with Canadian alliance of TCM regulators.

2. Enhance communication and engagement.

  • Enhance awareness of the College’s role and responsibilities in regulating traditional Chinese medicine with individual registrants, associations, and educators.
  • Promote public awareness of the important role of regulation in the public’s right to safe and ethical traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Support inter-professional collaboration to promote safe and quality treatment outcomes.
  • Address public inquiries and complaints in a fair, transparent, and clear manner.

3. Improve organizational efficiency and risk management.

  • Improve the process of regulation and keep bylaws current to reflect modern-day practices.
  • Collaborate with other regulators on a provincial and national level.
  • Utilize information technology to automate core business processes.
  • Promote continuous learning for members of the Board, Committees and staff.
  • Develop succession plan for Board, Committees, and staffs.