Les médecines douces : Réglementation, surveillance et plaintes (in French only)

Author

Charles Tanguay, Danièle Tessier

Organization

Union des consommateurs

Published

2006

Summary

In three Canadian provinces, we chose to examine how six (6) alternative health care practices are controlled; two of these, chiropractic and acupuncture, are regulated in each of the three provinces and are the reserved domain of recognized professional orders. The other four practices analysed are massage therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy and osteopathy. In the provinces studied, these latter four are not subject to uniform regulation. Our study covers the regulatory and self-regulatory control framework applicable to various complementary and alternative medical practices in Canada. For each such practice, we also evaluate the type of control regimen (including self-regulation) to which it is subject in each of the three provinces studied, namely Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. In the light of the data gathered and with a view to the possible impact on consumers’ rights, our study formulates a diagnosis and suggests avenues for improvement.

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OCA Funded Research
This research received funding support through the Office of Consumer Affairs' Contributions Program.


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