College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

Update on PSP Implementation

Aug. 11, 2021

We wanted to update registrants on the Practice Support Program, or ‘PSP’, as we haven’t been in touch with you on this for some months. There are some new developments, and in the next short while there will be an opportunity to test it.

But first, here’s a quick refresher on what the PSP is all about.

The College has been working on a new kind of quality assurance program designed to provide practitioners with the tools to assess their competencies against those required by the profession and to create their own ongoing learning program.

The goals are to ensure that:

  • patients receive safe, professional, consistent care

  • the public has confidence in CTCMA registrants

  • registrants take responsibility for learning and enhancing their own practices.

When fully implemented the PSP will replace the current Continuing Competency Program requirement of completing a fixed minimum of 50 CE hours in a reporting period. During the test period, registrants will try out the PSP components within the familiar CE format, identify their learning needs and customize a learning plan.

We are about to beta test the first stage of the PSP, the Self-Reflective Assessment Tool, and we will be inviting registrants to try it out, provide feedback through a short survey, and help us shape the permanent structure of the PSP.

While the PSP itself will ultimately be mandatory, your assistance during the beta testing period will be voluntary and will count as a CE activity with 10 credits. Access to your input to the Self-Reflective Assessment Tool and the follow-up survey will be limited to PSP administration staff.

We expect to launch the testing period in the middle of August. We hope you will be willing to take it for a ‘test drive’, receive some CE credits, and help us add the final touches to the PSP program, your PSP program.

If you would like to take another look at the PSP video and related information, click here.

Thank you, and we will be in touch with further information soon.