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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.