Chinese medicine regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

19 Apr 2016

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.

The Board conducted a public consultation in 2014 on guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice. The Board also held a number of meetings with the profession on its work to balance its obligations to implement the National Law, while also supporting practitioners meet their regulatory responsibilities.

A significant milestone for Chinese medicine in Australia was also reached: grandparenting arrangements – special transitional provisions that provide a possible pathway to registration for existing practitioners who do not have contemporary, approved qualifications – came to an end on 30 June 2015. 

Highlights

  • Grandparenting arrangements came to an end on 30 June 2015.
  • Supervisions guidelines for Chinese medicine practitioners published.
  • 4,494 registered Chinese medicine practitioners on 30 June 2015.
  • 5.22% increase in number of registered Chinese medicine practitioners compared to 2013/14.
  • 40% of Chinese medicine practitioners based in New South Wales, 28% in Victoria.
  • 46% of registered Chinese practitioners are registered as acupuncturists and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners.
  • 15% decrease in number of notifications received about registered Chinese medicine practitioners compared to 2013/14.
  • 22 notifications received about registered Chinese medicine practitioners – 0.5% of the registrant base.
  • Two immediate action cases, the same as last year.
  • 883 Chinese medicine registrants under active monitoring on 30 June 2015, 98.5% due to suitability/eligibility. 

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Chinese medicine regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (192 KB,PDF), Word version (53.3 KB,DOCX)

 
 
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