To whom it may concern,
This letter is a CALL TO ACTION to all Registrants regarding the Extraordinary General Meeting set for Aug 29th, 2017.
Location: Italian Culture Center, 3075 Slocan Street of Vancouver, BC Time: 7:00pm
In the last couple of months, a series of negligent political movements have disseminated and misinformation has initiated chaos within our college with serious implication. It is important to get informed.
As you know, CTCMA is taking self-regulation system and board members are consisting of the public and TCM registrants. This system can protect public interest and support development of traditional Chinese medicine Industry.
The "Recall Revolution" and the “The Explanation of the Background and Overview Regarding the Proposal of CTCMA General Meeting for Special Members” has spread false information and confusion within the Registrant community. It demands for the removal of serving board members for unsubstantiated claims. This is irresponsible and displays unprofessional behaviour that puts CTCMA at risk. Provoking to overturn the Board and founder of the college with these imprudent allegations is reckless and jeopardizes its authority in managing BC's TCM Industry.
The "Recall Revolution" and subsequent movements have caused an extremely negative
influence. If we cannot stop the negative movements and protect TCM professional reputation,
the following grave consequences will happen:
1. Government will completely involve in TCM regulation, and then legal and administrative
expenses will be enormously increased;
2. Group insurance companies will remove or reduce acupuncture coverage;
3. MSP acupuncture coverage might be cancelled;
4. Bilingual (English and Chinese) exam and medical case writing might be replaced by English one;
5. E & O insurance fee will be increased;
6. Negative reports about TCM profession from media will increase;
7. Renewal license fee will be increased.
We are not exaggerating the situation, as a matter of fact, the administrative and legal expense had been reached up to $100,000 for AGM regarding “Recall Revolution” and solving related issues. In this situation, how can we trust the “Recall Revolution” lower down the license renewal fee?
A select few have been pushing an agenda that threatens the existence of CTCMA and the selfgovernance of our profession. It is a vital time to voice your opinion by either attending the meeting or finding a proxy to represent your position.
We the undersigned, urge Registrants to vote against this motion to remove members on Aug 29th and allow the needs of the registrants to be addressed by the associations.
The British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
United Acupuncturists & TCMP Association of British Columbia (UAABC)
Canada Anti-Cancer Rehabilitation Association (CACRA)
Acupoint and Regeneration Injection Association of BC (ARIABC)
Proxy Form: 2017-08-29-egm-proxy-form.pdf (If you are not able to attend the EGM in person and would like to support EGM and oppose the “Recall Revolution”, please do the following steps: 1. Make sure to find a TCM practitioner or acupuncturist who you can trust; 2. Fill in the Proxy Form 2017-08-29-egm-proxy-form.pdf with both of your registered English names, registered numbers, date, and signatures; 3. mail the Proxy Form to CTCMA office: “1664 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1V4” by August 17th to authorize the vote on your behalf.)