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May Newsletter| Acupuncture and TCM Included in Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan ; 五月新闻| 针灸与中医及包含对卑诗省第二阶段的重启计划

Dear members, On May 6, 2020, the B.C. government announced its “Restart Plan”, outlining the next three phases of a four-phase plan for a safe and gradual return to pre-COVID-19 pandemic life. In their briefing, Premier Horgan, Minister Dix, and Dr. Henry indicated that regulated healthcare professions, including TCM and acupuncture, may resume with enhanced protocols in mid-May this year (i.e. after the May long weekend). In anticipation of a province-wide re-opening of acupuncture and TCM services to regular patient care, the

Introducing ATCMA’s Extended Health Benefits Plan || ATCMA 团体医疗保健保险福利介绍

*Please scroll down for Chinese version ; 请往下移动观看中文版* Please  contact representative  from Sirius Benefits at   christopher.campos@sunlife.com for further inquiry 请联系Sirius Benefits保险公司代表了解更多信息,电邮 christopher.campos@sunlife.com – With continuous efforts to provide benefits to our supportive members, ATCMA has partnered with Sirius Benefits to offer a group benefits plan. Percentage of coverage will depend on choice of Bronze, Silver and Gold plan. Coverage includes (Bronze/Silver/Gold); Prescription Drugs (70%/80%/90%) Paramedical Services(70%/80%/90%) Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractor, etc… Dental(70%/80%/90%) (Basic & Comprehensive) Travel Insurance ($5,000,000 per 180 day trip) Life Insurance ($25,000) Hearing Aids ($500 per 5 years) Eye Exams ($75 per

【Survey】 Extended Medical Health Insurance Plan; 【民意调查】 延伸医疗保健保险计划

The association is considering to provide an Extended Medical Health Insurance for drug prescriptions, dental and other medical services coverage. If you would like to participate in the insurance plan, please fill out the survey below before December 31st, 2018. The decision will be made once the result has been finalized. We are looking forward to hearing from you!   The survey form: https://goo.gl/forms/UssfXKVjuMx13brT2   P.s. The Extended Medical Health Care Plan is in its primary stage. The survey is for members

Breaking News! ICBC Regulations for Acupuncture Treatments; 重大消息! ICBC針灸治療法案

The Province of BC has released new regulations for therapies covered by ICBC, which will include acupuncture as a preferred modality. The updated regulation will be officially launched on April 1st, 2019, at this point ICBC will start covering fees for acupuncture. The fees paid to Acupuncturists will be as follows, with adjustments made over time: Initial intake and treatment: $105. Follow-up per treatments: $88. ICBC will cover the first 12 treatments (given in no more than 12 weeks), with more treatments being covered

2018 ATCMA Annual General Meeting held on September 23rd ; 2018/9/23 ATCMA 年度會員大會

ATCMA’s annual general meeting of this year was successfully held on 23 September 2018. The meeting underlined the following agenda: President report: President Dr. Fei Che commits to maintaining the relationship with the government, especially with ICBC. After several meetings with them, the ATCMA: ICBC Task Force has reached an agreement with ICBC to cover Acupuncture treatments without requiring a doctor’s note or pre-approval from ICBC. The fees paid to Acupuncturists will be released in the coming months but will like around

2018 ATCMA AGM – Elected board members

Election for the board of 2018: The 26 nominees were (ordered by last name): Pin Chiu (Dr. TCM), Kuo Hsiang Chu (R. Ac.), Li Juan Feng (R. Ac.), Jian Long Guo (R. Ac.), Sarah Jenkins (R. Ac.), Jung Wen Kuo (R. TCM. P.), Bao Di Liu (R. TCM. P.), Jia Xian Kevin Lu (R. TCM. P.), Yan Bin Ma (Dr. TCM), Glenn Morezewich (Dr. TCM), Yan Qu (Dr. TCM), Sarabjit Romana (R. TCM. P.), Shawn Poppi Sabhaney (R. Ac), Kevin Scrimgeour (R.

2016 British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners (ATCMA) Annual General Meeting

The ATCMA annual general meeting of this year was successfully held on 8 August 2016. The association has been found for 2 years after the first transition of Governing Board. The meeting underlined the following agenda: The first president of ATCMA Dr. Fei Che summarized the overall works accomplished during the biennium. Considering the current challenges to traditional Chinese medicine in British Columbia, ATCMA councils recognized the importance of self-strengthening and uniting with other traditional Chinese Medicine associations. ATCMA, therefore, has

Please support our members in CTCMA board election

Please support our following members who participate in CTCMA board election on November 7th  1.YU, Weidong, Dr. TCM Dr.Weidong Yu graduated from Shandong University of TCM is in1983. Practiced TCM in China,Europe,US,and BC,Canada in past 33 years. I was invited as WHO expert on international guide of acupuncture clinical practice in 2015. I love BC,Canada as well as TCM profession. I believe a stronger TCM profession is to the best interest of British Columbians. I am willing to volunteer my time and expertise