However, the Council recognizes that the regulation of the profession will reduce the risk of harm to the public to the extent that the practitioners meet the registration requirements of its regulatory college, submit to become members of its regulatory college and comply with the terms of membership, thereby permitting them to use the protected titles recommended by the Council. [...] DRAFT 2. The Council recommends that the scope of practice statement for the profession of massage therapy be as follows: The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, to rel [...] The relevant provisions of the RHPA which e stablished the Health Professions Advisory DRAFT Council (the “Council”) were proclaimed effective June 1, 2011, in advance of the enactment of the provisions of the balance of the Act. [...] To assist the Council in formulating its advice to the Minister, Section 150 of the RHPA allows the Council to consult with or engage experts, persons who have information relevant to the work of the Council, and persons who have technical or specialized knowledge related to the work of the Council; to receive submissions; and to hold public meetings. [...] The over-arching principles for regulation of a group under the RHPA are: (1) the profession delivers health care as defined by the RHPA, (2) the health care provided by the practitioners poses a risk of harm to the public; and (3) regulation under the RHPA is the most appropriate means to regulate the profession.