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The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)

A Report to the Minister of Health on the Investigation of the Application for the Regulation of Massage Therapy under The Regulated Health Professions Act

On November 24, 2015, Health Minister Sharon Blady released the Health Professions Advisory Council’s report on the application made by the Massage Therapy Association for self-regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act.  The Minister has accepted the Council’s recommendation that the profession of massage therapy be granted self-regulation.  She has asked the Massage Therapy Association to work with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada to address core key issues necessary for self-regulation.

View the report here. PDF


A Report to the Minister of Health on the Investigation of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under The Regulated Health Professions Act

On March 17, 2015, Health Minister Sharon Blady released the Health Professions Advisory Council’s report on the application made by the Paramedic Association of Manitoba for self-regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act.

View the report here. PDF

The minister has asked the council to recommend a framework for additional discussions with paramedics and stakeholders, and ultimately make a determination on whether the support needed to establish a regulatory college of paramedics exists.  The council will then report back to the minister with the results of the process. 


New Appointees to Health Professions Advisory Council

Two new appointees have been named to the Health Professions Advisory Council.  The Council is pleased to welcome:

  • Bev Ann Murray – a consultant with broad experience gained in academia, direct service, and middle and senior management in the fields of health care and social services.
  • John Harvie – a partner with the law firm Myers Weinberg LLP, practising in the areas of administrative law, child protection, criminal litigation, civil litigation and Aboriginal law.

Health Professions Advisory Council

The Health Professions Advisory Council has been established with the proclamation of the relevant sections of The Regulated Health Professions Act into force effective June 1, 2011.

arrow June 1, 2011 News Release

The first members of the Council are:

  • Neil Duboff (chair) – a commercial law lawyer with Duboff Edwards Haight and Schachter of Winnipeg;
  • David Schellenberg – a professional social worker and community volunteer in Winnipeg;
  • Lynne Fineman – a registered social worker holding a masters degree in social work, with extensive experience in health and social services and patient advocacy

A group of persons representing a health profession who wish to be regulated under The Regulated Health Professions Act must apply for such designation. Information about the application process and submission requirements can be accessed here:

arrow Application Process for Requests for Self-Regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act PDF