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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Health Professions Act

Massage Therapists Regulation

B.C. Reg. 280/2008

NOTE: Links below go to regulation content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to "current to" date of the regulation.)
Section 1 April 20, 2015
Section 5 April 20, 2015
Section 6 April 20, 2015

 Section 1 definition of "massage therapy" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 58/2015, effective April 20, 2015.

"massage therapy" means the kneading, rubbing or massaging of the human body, whether with or without steam baths, vapour baths, fume baths, electric light baths or other appliances, and hydrotherapy or any similar method taught in schools of massage approved under the Physiotherapists Act, but does not include any form of medical electricity.

 Section 5 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 58/2015, effective April 20, 2015.

Restricted activities

5   (1) No person other than a registrant may practise massage therapy.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person

(a) employed by and on the premises of a hospital which has been designated by the minister, and

(b) who is acting under the direction of a medical practitioner.

 Section 6 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 58/2015, effective April 20, 2015.

Limit or condition on services

6   No registrant may prescribe or administer drugs or anaesthetics, or treat a recent fracture of a bone.