Obligations and Standards for Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists are bound to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to ensure they are fulfilling their professional obligations. These Standards of Practice and Ethics have been agreed to nationally. MTAM Members follow By-Laws of the Association and practice recommendations that are created by the Board on behalf of members.

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Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba By-Laws
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba Standards of Practice
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba Code of Ethics


National Standards

These competencies and performance indicators are used as a base across Canada by Regulators, Associations, and Massage Therapy Educators to ensure the profession is moving toward one minimum standard of practice expectations.

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Inter‐Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry‐to‐Practice
Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance - National Standards of Practice


Policies & Practice Recommendations

MTAM Policies and Practice Recommendations are discussed debated and researched by members, for members.

Policies

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MTAM Policy - Acupuncture
MTAM Policy - Advertising, Marketing & Title Use
MTAM Policy - Criminal Record Check
MTAM Policy - Criminal Convictions
MTAM Policy - Privacy & Personal Information
MTAM Policy - Membership Education Criteria: Transitioning of Members
 

Practice Recommendations

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MTAM Practice Recommendation - Alcohol & Drugs in Massage Therapy Settings
MTAM Practice Recommendation - Preventing Insurance & Healthcare Fraud
MTAM Practice Recommendation - Titles, Academic & professional Credentials in Practice
MTAM Practice Recommendation - Members Temporarily Practicing in Other Jurisdictions Including International Locations
MTAM Practice Recommendation - Recommended Service Fee Guidelines


Best Practice Documents

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MTAM Best Professional Practices - Evidence-Informed Decision Making
MTAM Best Professional Practices - Financial Accountability
MTAM Best Professional Practices - Hygene & Practice Environment
MTAM Best Professional Practices - Key Clinical Practice Standards
MTAM Best Professional Practices - Patient Health Records


Informed Consent & Associated Practice Recommendations

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MTAM Best Professional Practices - Informed Concent


Professional Conduct Basics

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MTAM - Professional Conduct Basics


Examples of Professional Misconduct

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MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - Advertising & Marketing
MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - Business Practices
MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - General Practice
MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - Patient Care
MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - Record Keeping
MTAM Examples of Professional Misconduct - Sexual Ethics


Guide to Independent Contractors vs. Employees for RMT's & Clinics

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MTAM - Guide to Independent Contractors vs. Employees


Relationship Boundaries in Healthcare

Thanks to the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia for permission to use the following Boundaries document. The information is well presented and is wholly applicable to Registered Massage Therapists. This is the same Document used by our colleagues at the College of Physiotherpists of Manitoba.

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College of Physical Therapists of BC - Where's the Line? Professional Boundaries in Healthcare