The Ontario Council of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine ( the Council) conducts formal hearings to investigate serious allegations of unprofessional conduct.
Formal hearings are open to the community and the media and notices about forthcoming hearings are published on the website.
Proceedings in such hearings are formal and both the Council and the Chinese medicine practitioners are permitted to have legal representation. Witnesses maybe cross-examined. Formal hearing panels must determine if a Chinese medicine practitioner has: