Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice

Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice explain the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia’s (the National Board) expectations of Chinese medicine practitioners to provide safe acupuncture services.

The National Board has adopted the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (NHMRC Guidelines) to inform acupuncturists on infection prevention and control.

All registered acupuncturists must comply with:

  • the NHMRC Guidelines 
  • these National Board guidelines, and 
  • relevant state, territory and local government requirements which apply to their place of business.

The guidelines assist Chinese medicine practitioners to practise acupuncture safely and support the Board’s effort to facilitate public access to safe health services. A copy of these National Board guidelines, in either printed or electronic form, must be on all premises where acupuncture is practised.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice PDF (388 KB) Word version
(737 KB,DOCX)
20 May 2013
 » Explanatory statement - Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice PDF (169 KB) Word version
(62.7 KB,DOCX)
20 May 2013
 » PowerPoint presentation   PowerPoint presentation
(264 KB,PPTX)
20 May 2013
 » Quick reference guide PDF (108 KB) Word version
(397 KB,DOCX)
December 2013
 » Quick reference guide - Chinese translation PDF (274 KB) Word version 
(391 KB,DOCX)
December 2013

Update 

Read an update from 5 May 2017 on the Review of Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice.

 

 
 
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