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Nova Scotia Titles Protection Update

By: The Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA)


The Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) has announced that in Nova Scotia their association has been added to the Massage Therapist Titles Protection Regulations as a Prescribed Association under Section 3 of the regulation. This change is now in legal effect.


This means that effective immediately, Massage Therapist members residing or working in Nova Scotia and registered with CMMOTA may now legally use any of the titles which are protected under the Massage Therapist Titles Protection Act. This comes after nearly two years of advocacy efforts by the association to be included in the regulations, after they were left off the first set of regulations. In a Dec 13 LinkedIn social media post CMMOTA publicly thanked “the Hon. Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness and her department for making the changes necessary to recognize CMMOTA as a Prescribed Association.”


This is excellent news for the massage therapists of Nova Scotia, as this now gives therapists a fourth option for recognized association membership within the province.


The Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) is a national association, operating in Canada from coast to coast to coast. It provides professional association services for Massage Therapists in unregulated Provinces & Territories in Canada, for College Registered Massage Therapists in regulated provinces in Canada, for 2200 hour credentialed Spa Therapists in regulated provinces in Canada, and for Manual Osteopathic Therapists (MOT) in Canada from coast to coast to coast. CMMOTA Massage Therapists members are recognized by all health insurance companies in all unregulated Provinces and Territories as massage therapy providers. CMMOTA Manual Osteopathic Therapist members are recognized as osteopathic manual therapy providers by a large number of health insurance providers nationwide. To learn more about CMMOTA please visit their website at cmmota.com

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