About the association

The British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (BCAOMP)’s main responsibilities include:

• Developing standards of admission to the manual osteopathy profession in British Columbia (Canada);
• Establishing guidelines and standards for BCAOMP members’ conduct and practice;
• Developing programs to help BC osteopathic manual practitioners maintain and improve their knowledge and skills;
• Investigating complaints and reports;
• Disciplining members who have committed acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.


Objectives

The British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners has the following objectives:

• To supervise the practice of the manual osteopathy profession and to govern BCAOMP members in accordance with its policies and codes of ethic.
• To establish, maintain and develop standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration to practice as osteopathic manual practitioners in BC.
• To establish, maintain and develop programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the manual osteopathy profession.
• To establish, maintain and develop standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.
• To establish, maintain and develop standards of professional ethics for members.
• To promote and enhance relations between the Association and its members, key stakeholders, and the public.
• To establish, maintain and develop standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice, environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
• Any other objects relating to human health care the Association considers desirable.