ICBC Newsletter-April 2021 | ICBC 新闻更新- 2021年 4 月更新

Register for ICBC’s free webinar to learn more about Enhanced Care and how it affects your practice and patients! Read the latest ICBC newsletter for information on free webinars and up-to-date information on Enhanced Care.   Highlights include: Enhanced Care comes into effect on May 1st, 2021. To help you prepare for the changes coming under Enhanced Care, review the checklist in the ICBC April newsletter. ICBC is hosting free provider-specific webinars to provide discipline-specific information on Enhanced Care.  The session specifically for acupuncturists will be

ATCMA-Reminder to Practice Properly |ATCMA – 正确执业的温馨提醒

The Acupuncture and TCM profession are currently under the microscope due to the attention brought about by COVID-19, the ban on PIT and the cancellation of the Chinese PCE.  ATCMA members and fellow practitioners in BC are reminded to be sure that we are all practicing within our scope and following CTCMA rules.  Other allied health professions have been targeted for these issues, and we need to learn from their mistakes.  In particular, please ensure that you are:   1) practicing within

ICBC Newsletter-March 2021 | ICBC 新闻更新- 2021年 3 月更新

Members treating ICBC patients!  Be sure to read the latest ICBC newsletter and announcements for up-to-date information on rates and treatment plans.   Highlights include: Coverage rates will increase by $1 per session in April. A new ICBC web page with guidance on writing Treatment Plans (the replacement for extension requests). ICBC is offering free webinars to help practitioners adapt to the changes in enhanced care and treatment plans. The session specifically for acupuncturists will be held on April 12. Sign-up information is available within

CARB-TCMPA decision to cancel the Chinese version of the Pan Canadian Exam | CARB-TCMPA对于取消中文版的中医国考测试的决定

As the CTCMA announced in January, CARB-TCMPA will stop offering the Pan Canadian Examinations in Chinese (simplified or traditional) after October this year.  Understandably, ATCMA members are disappointed, confused and upset.   From what the ATCMA administration can gather, the decision was made purely because of cost.  While we understand that it is not reasonable for CARB-TCMPA to lose money on any programme, we believe that CARB-TCMPA should have consulted stakeholders in the TCM and Acupuncture community in BC before they made


Date : February 7, 2021 (Sunday)   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: ICBC Presentation (1 CEU) 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: AGM (1 CEU)   Platform: Zoom   Registration deadline: 3:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021   Fees: Attendance is free. Only ATCMA members in good standing are permitted to attend. You may attend the seminar only, the AGM only, or both, but you will only receive CEUs for the portion of the meeting that you attend.   Please note: 24 hours is required to process your registration. If you do not

2021 ATCMA January Newsletter/ 2021年ATCMA新闻更送

Happy New Year! 新年快乐! May the bright and festive glow of New Year candle warm your days all the year through.  We hope you will have a wonderful year that is happy and healthy in every way. 愿新年的烛光带给你祥和与喜悦,祝你新年充满爱与平安。   News Updates From ATCMA    Virtual voting for the 2020/2021 ATCMA Board of Directors is open until the end of this month. If you have not already voted, please vote for the candidates you want representing you this year. If you haven’t

ATCMA Updated Administration Response to Members’ Questions; ATCMA 办公室对会员问题的更新回应

Please scroll down for Chinese translation; 请下滑查看中文翻译 Dear Members,   We have heard from several members that they feel our previous message presented information that was biased in favour of the current ATMCA board of directors.  This was not our intention.  Our goal was to answer questions that we have received from members between Dec 5 and 12 and explain what the ATCMA staff is working on in relation to those questions.   There was a concern that our original communication highlighted board accomplishments, including those

ATCMA AGM – Nomination and Announcement ; ATCMA会员大会 - 理事提名表格及通知

ATCMA AGM 2020/21   **Please scroll down for Chinese; 请往下移动观看中文版**   Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the BC Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners will be held: February 07, 2021 Time: TBD MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, ATTENDANCE IS FREE OF CHARGE BOARD CANDIDATE NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 30   The COVID-19 pandemic initially caused considerable disruption to the TCM and acupuncture profession in B.C., so the Board of Directors of the ATCMA adjusted its focus from

Updates On MOH Meeting; MOH 会议的更新

Please scroll down for Chinese translation; 请下滑来查看中文翻译   Per Monday’s post, we attended a MOH meeting on modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework this morning. The session was somewhat useful, but there are a lot of unanswered  questions.  They basically highlighted key  changes that were made to the Committee proposal from the previous  iteration in Nov 2019 to the final recommendations made on Aug 27. Key takeaways from the session There was no firm answer on our Scope Modernization issue.  This is why we

(UPDATED September 10, 2020) ATCMA-Scope of Practice Petition Letter| ATCMA-执业范围请愿书

Friendly reminder!  Please continue to gather signatures for the ATCMA’s petition calling on the BC government to direct the Ministry of Health to approve our long-overdue scope update.  The first round of almost 1,000 signatures was submitted to the Legislature in August – THANK YOU to everyone who worked hard to gather signatures!  There is still work to be done.  We need our scope updated BEFORE the amalgamation of regulatory colleges takes place, or we run the risk of carrying