College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Reinstatement

A former registrant may apply to become a non-practising registrant according to Section 58 of the Bylaws.  A non-practising registrant may apply to be restored to the full register according to Section 58 of the Bylaws.  A former registrant who ceased to be registered due to late payment of fees may apply for reinstatement according to Section 59 of the Bylaws.

Please note:

A former CTCMA registrant, who currently holds full registration or licensure in another Canadian jurisdiction, and wishes to apply for registration in BC should refer to the “Practitioner Registered in Another Canadian Jurisdiction” webpage for information about registration through the reciprocity process.


A former registrant who wishes to get back on the registry to become a non-practising registrant

A former registrant, who wishes to reinstate to non-practising status, can submit the Non-Practising Reinstatement Application Form. Application requirements and instructions can be found on the form. Please note that a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) clearance or a completed criminal record check authorization by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) is required.  Further information about Criminal Record Check can be found here.

Please note that non-practising registrants are not authorized to practice or provide the services specified in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Regulation in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. However, non-practising registrants are required to be insured against liability for negligence as described in CTCMA Bylaws Section 90.


A former registrant who wishes to get back on the registry to become a practising registrant

A former registrant, who wishes to reinstate to practising status, can submit the Non-Practicing Reinstatement Application Form and Registration Status Transfer Application Form at the same time. Application requirements and instructions can be found on the forms. Please note that a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) clearance or a completed criminal record check authorization by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) is required.  Further information about Criminal Record Check can be found here.  Further information about registration status transfer from non-practising to practising status” can be found here.  A non-practising registrant who wishes to transfer from non-practising status to practising status should also refer to the “Registration Status Transfer” webpage for further information about the process.

Every reinstatement application to practising status will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Registration Committee. Requirements for an applicant to complete and/or register to practice with limitation(s) before approving the transfer back to full practising status vary for each applicant with consideration of the duration of time the non-practising registrant has been out of practice.  Some examples of requirements set by the Registration Committee include completion of examinations or courses, and completion of conditions such as supervised practice before reinstated to the full register.


A former registrant applying reinstatement following non-payment of fees (Less than 3 months following the expiry of his/her registration)

  • Apply by completing the Full/Non-Practising Registration Renewal Paper Form

A former registrant who ceased to be registered due to late payment of fees may apply for reinstatement by completing the Full Registration Renewal Paper Form. Please indicate on the form that this is a late-renewal application. In addition to the annual registration renewal fee, there will be a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to 35% of the annual registration renewal fee.  Application requirements and instructions can be found on the form.


A former full-registrant applying reinstatement following non-payment of fees (More than 3 months following the expiry of his/her registration)

  • Please consult the first 2 categories of reinstatement for information

Where a registrant fails to pay a registration renewal fee, he or she ceases to be registered as stated in CTCMA Bylaw 56(6). This is the same type of reinstatement application for a former registrant who wishes to get back on the register.