ABOUT OUR ASSOCIATION: ACMA

The Canadian Alliance of Alternative Medicine (ACMA) was founded in 2008. Its mission is to represent its members across Canada, to promote alternative and complementary medicine, and to protect the public by ensuring the competence of its members and their respect for an irreproachable code of ethics.

Our association is accredited by major group insurance companies in Canada, so you can issue receipts for your patients.

ACMA is a non-profit association representing health professionals who have completed training in osteopathy, naturopathy, kinesiology or massage therapy.

ACMA Association is proud to include only health professionals with a rigorous training in their field of practice and skills that match those established by the World Health Organization (WHO) or other national and international recognized organizations.

 

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PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC

ACMA Association has a mandate to regulate the practice of the profession of its members, it must investigate complaints about professional services provided by members. Among the online resources (below), you will find a description of the complaint process and the complaint form to fill in to describe your concern.

Before filing a formal complaint with ACMA, it is good to discuss the problem with the concerned member . In some cases, members do not know the concerns of their customers and want to try to resolve them directly.

You can also contact ACMA and speak to a member of the investigation and complaint resolution team before filing a formal complaint. The investigator will give you suggestions and important information that will help you choose how you want to proceed.


To get ACMA code of ethics: clic here
To get the complaint process: clic here
To access complaint form: clic here

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COVID-19

Our recommendations to our members

 

The situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily. The government of several Canadian provinces, including Quebec, have recently issued new directives, which we urge you to respect. More specifically, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government is demanding the closure of several businesses, public places and gathering places, until further notice.

Limiting the use of non-essential and non-emergency health services

Medical and paramedical clinics are not among the establishments targeted by the Government of Quebec in terms of closure, but it is important to limit the use of health services deemed non-essential and non-urgent. Essential health services are those whose interruption may endanger the health or safety of the population.

In order to comply with the new measures announced, we suggest that our members receive only patients who have suffered a trauma or those dealing with acute or incapacitating problems or pain. The objective of this measure is to meet government directives to limit non-essential travel.

In addition, in order to protect people aged 70 and over, the government reiterates its recommendation and asks this population to stay in their homes as much as possible.

* Please check with your provincial government if you practice outside the province of Quebec: Guidelines may be different.

 

For patients presenting to our members' clinics in Quebec

For patients dealing with the issues mentioned above, the following precautions and recommendations must be observed:

- Ask all patients to wash their hands once there;
- Ask the patients to come alone or to limit the companions;
- Do not shake hands with staff or other patients;
- Disinfect tables and equipment used between each patient;
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds between each patient (using soap and water is the best way to wash your hands);
- Regularly clean the door handles and other frequently touched surfaces;
- Please space the chairs in your waiting room at a distance of one meter to limit contact with other patients.

 

Remember that one of the symptoms of the infection is the presence of generalized musculoskeletal pain. We remind you that people who are experiencing symptoms that may be similar to COVID-19 infection must call 1-877-644-4545 (in Quebec) to be evaluated and treated. (Please call your provincial Center for Disease Control)

 

* Please check with your provincial government if you practice outside the province of Quebec: Guidelines may be different.

 

Conclusion

We therefore count on your full cooperation so that you respect the series of exceptional measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that the population regains the level of security and well-being to which it is entitled.

 

In doubt, please contact your provincial Center for Disease Control if you need to find out if you are allowed to treat patients or not in your province.

 

*ACMA members have the obligation to follow their national and provincial covid-19 guidelines in regards to health care professionals private practice. 

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