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Ontario RMTs: Consent For Treatment of Sensitive Area

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May 25, 2023

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On September 21, 2017 the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario released new Standards for Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse. These new standards were put into place to align RMTs with the new Government of Ontario legislation, the Protecting Patients Act, 2017.


The new standards introduced a new requirement: RMTs must obtain written consent for the assessment and treatment of sensitive areas; such as breasts, chest wall muscles, inner thighs, and gluteal muscles. Ultimately, this means more paperwork for RMTs - but today we’re happy to announce that ClinicSense now has full integration of the Consent To Treat Sensitive Areas Form so that you don’t have to worry about the extra paperwork piling up.


Simply open the SOAP note for the appointment, and in the Objective section of the note, you will have the option of opening the Sensitive Area Consent Form. Simply pass your device for the client to sign, and once they are finished, re-enter your password to regain access to your account.


Note: This feature is only available to RMTs in Ontario, Canada.


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