The Canadian Branch shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the parent Society in the United Kingdom. All rules, regulations and modifications thereof proposed by the Canadian Branch shall be subject to endorsement by the parent body, and shall not become operative until such endorsement has been obtained. The parent Society in the U.K. shall have the power to dissolve or reconstitute the branch should be deemed necessary, provided the Federal Minister of Corporations is advised of such procedures not less than 90 days prior to its occurrence.
The following Bylaws shall be in regard to the Canadian Branch of the L.C.S.P. only, its constitution and membership, and represent amendments to the main Rules, Aims and Objectives of the Society in so far as such are relevant to the Canadian Branch.
The name of the Society will be “THE LONDON AND COUNTIES SOCIETY OF PHYSIOLOGISTS, CANADIAN BRANCH."
Members engaged in the scientific study of physiology, but in particular, the profession of Remedial Massage having satisfied the Council of their competence in such therapy, shall adhere to the following Code of Conduct and Ethics;
Any Member, knowingly breaching this Code, shall, at the discretion of the Council, be liable to forfeiture of membership.
The Society considers its membership as:
In addition, Full Members resident in Canada shall agree to a pledge to subscribe to a reserve levy of $20.00 per annum, such levy (or part thereof) to be called for only in any need to raise funds as an emergency contingency.
The affairs of the Branch shall be managed by the Council of a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of nine (9) Directors of the Branch, such Directors being either Full, Fellow or Honorary Members of the Society, subject to an increase in the size of the Council being permitted, in accordance with paragraph (g) below. The applicants for incorporation shall become the first Directors for the corporation whose terms of office on the Council of Directors shall be until the first Annual General Meeting of the Society.
All officers shall be elected Directors of the corporation and they shall cease to be Officers if they cease to be Directors. The said Officers, together with the remaining Directors, form the Council of Directors.
The duties of the Officers shall be as follows:
With the exception of the Offices of President and Organizing Secretary, the election of Council Officers and Directors shall take place each year at the Annual General Meeting of the Society such term of office being for three years, whereby two Officers of the Council shall retire at each Annual General Meeting. A retiring Director shall be eligible for re-election. The Directors whom initially incorporated the Society shall stand for election as follows, once this rotation has completed elections shall occur as previously mentioned.
Elections in the 1st year
Don Bennett FLCSP(Phys)
Randy Ellingson FLCSP(Phys)
Elections in the 2nd year
Carmen Irvine LCSP(Phys)
Gail McKaig LCSP(Phys)
Elections in the 3rd year
Stuart Oikawa LCSP(Phys)
Wayne Wenaus LCSP(Phys)
Jay Fee LCSP(Phys)
The Society is governed by a duly elected Council. All persons entering membership of the L.C.S.P. Canadian Branch must formally agree to respect and be governed by all decisions of the Council.
The purpose of this Code is to define the professional ethical standards in regard to the practice of Massage, under which all persons entering into membership of any category of the London and Counties Society of Physiologists Canadian Branch shall agree formally to be bound under the following regulations.
An LCSP member must not
All other L.C.S.P. members are required to use the designatory letters according to L.C.S.P. Canadian Branch Bylaws section 4- Categories and Qualifications for Membership, in all advertising and/or correspondence.
LCSP Canadian Branch Members may advertise their services subject to the advertisement;
STATIONARY AND NAMEPLATES
The Society recognizes that everyone practicing in the field of Massage Therapy must have adequate training, and must have demonstrated their competence before being permitted to practice in their own right. For this reason, the following regulations apply;
ATTENDANCE OF MEETINGS
A Disciplinary Committee shall be appointed by Council to deal with any breaches of the Codes of Professional Conduct or Code of Professional Practice or with the Bylaws of the Society.
THE APPEALS COMMITTEE
APPEAL TO COUNCIL
The Board has formulated a policy to guide members, based on consultation that MTAS has done with the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board, Saskatoon City Police, and reference documents: Government of Canada, Canada Act, Government of Saskatchewan Cannabis Act, and the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario policy.
This policy is also pertinent in all Canadian provinces.
Title: Cannabis and substance use (client)
Policy: Substance. 1 Rationale: Clients must be fully informed and able to consent to treatment, and RMTs must obtain that informed consent before assessing or treating clients. RMTs must use their professional judgement to determine if the client can understand the potential benefits and risks of massage therapy treatment as explained, and whether the client’s perception of pain or pressure levels, or indeed of what occurred during the treatment itself, could be impacted. An RMT should not assess or treat a client who is impaired by a substance that is affecting the client’s ability to provide informed consent regardless of the source of the impairment. This includes cannabis or any other impairing substance whether legal or illegal.
Definition: Re: Government of Canada, Cannabis Act, S.C., C16
Ministry of Justice SCHEDULE 1 (Subsections 2(1) and 151(1))
1. Any part of a cannabis plant, including the Phytocannabinoids produced by, or found in, such a plant, regardless of whether that part has been processed or not, other than a part of the plant referred to in Schedule 2.
2. Any substance or mixture of substances that contains or has on it any part of such a plant.
3. Any substance that is identical to any Phytocannabinoid produced by, or found in, such a plant, regardless of how the substance was obtained.
Persons affected by this policy: All members and clients of the LCSP Canadian Branch.
Policy: Selling and distributing cannabis is strictly regulated under the Cannabis Act. Cannabis and cannabidiol oil is strictly for the purpose of private use, therefore offering treatments using cannabis oil, CBD oil, or a topical product containing cannabis is prohibited by federal law.
Providing advice or recommendations to clients about substances is not within the scope of practice of massage therapy. If a client has questions about cannabis, the LCSP member should refer the client to the client’s primary health care provider (such as a physician or nurse practitioner) who can assess the client’s needs and determine a course of action.
**RMTs should not administer or apply cannabis in any form to a client during treatment. **
Procedure: LCSP members may not sell products that contain cannabis or any derivative of cannabis. LCSP members should not use or have on the premises, any product that may contain cannabis or derivative there of without a Dr’s prescription that states it will not affect the therapist’s ability to do there. Failure to uphold this policy is considered illegal, and therefore LCSP members would be at risk of disciplinary action. LCSP members who have been found in breach of this policy will be immediately suspended while the disciplinary committee reviews the incident. LCSP members found contravening the policy could have their membership in there provincial body revoked. We will continue to monitor the changing climate around cannabis and review this policy as appropriate.