Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine

New Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice explain the Chinese Medicine Board’s expectations of Chinese medicine practitioners to provide safe Chinese herbal medicine services. They address a policy gap by providing clear guidance for practitioners to make sure there is clarity and transparency about the expectations of practitioners providing Chinese herbal medicine services.

The guidelines assist Chinese medicine practitioners to practise Chinese herbal medicine safely and support the Board’s effort to facilitate public access to safe health services.

Guidelines

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice PDF 
(379KB)
Word version 
(3.60 MB,DOC)
12 November 2017

Related resources

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Consultation report - Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice PDF 
(326KB)
Word version 
(406KB,DOCX)
16 November 2015
Quick reference guide - Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice PDF (English) 
(59.9KB)

PDF (Chinese translation) 
(540 KB,PDF)
Word version (English) 
(71.1KB,DOCX)

Word version (Chinese translation)
(27.4 KB,DOCX)
22 August 2016
Quick Reference Guide for Chinese herbal dispensers  PDF (English) 
(79.5 KB)

PDF (Chinese translation) 
(124 KB) 
Word version (English) 
(26.6 KB,DOCX) 

Word version (Chinese translation)
(27.4 KB,DOCX)
7 April 2017 
User guide - Nomenclature compendium for Chinese herbal medicine PDF 
(705KB)
Word version 
(1.15MB,DOCX)
20 October 2017

Nomenclature compendium of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines

This compendium outlines the authorised naming, and labelling, of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines.

This compendium is updated annually. Accordingly, caution needs to be exercised in relying upon the information contained in this compendium on the status of medicines under the Poisons Standard (SUSMP) or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as it may be outdated. The information in the compendium is true and complete to the best of our knowledge, but neither the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia nor AHPRA warrant this, and the Board and AHPRA disclaim all liability in connection with the use of the compendium.

For confirmation of the status of medicines, please visit the following:

  Excel version 
(132KB,XLSX) 
20 October 2017
FAQ - Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine   Web page 16 November 2015
 
 
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