COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Ontario RMTs

By Published On: November 13, 2020Categories: Articles

As a massage therapist (RMT) your practice has changed dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be anxious about your own health and the health of your clients, co-workers and family.

During these challenging times, it is critical that you remain up-to-date with the resources and guidance from your regulator, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), as well as the changing laws legal requirements – not only to protect your RMT licence, but to protect yourself and your community.

The CMTO has made a Practice Guidance for Massage Therapists document available on their website, which guides RMTs on how to practice more safely in these trying times. The current version of this document was issued in August 2020, during a phase when the Province was easing restrictions on the economy.

The CMTO requirements and guidance may be subject to changes and updates. As we are now in the midst of a experiencing another surge in COVID-19 infections in Ontario, be sure to check the CMTO website for updates to ensure that your practice remains safe and compliant.

Other important resources for health care professionals like RMTs are available from Public Health Ontario (PHO), including guidance on how to ,how to interpret local COVID-19 data and how to decide to resume in-person clinical services for patients, and the Ministry of Health.

Be compliant, stay safe, and be well!

Carina Lentsch an Ontario health lawyer who routinely assists regulated health professionals in College matters. The pandemic inspired her to start her own virtual law practice: ACL LAW, to help health care professionals during these challenging times.

The information shared in Carina’s articles does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about your legal and professional obligations, do not hesitate to reach out to speak with a lawyer to assist you with your specific situation.