This FAQ relates to the Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
No, except when the scientific name is required to clarify potential ambiguity, or if you prefer to use these names in addition to the pin yin. Examples are given in Appendix Two of the Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
Yes, so long as the pin yin name is clearly stated.
No. Reporting adverse events is designed to improve quality assurance in healthcare. It is a public health safety system designed to identify unusual but important side effects. It is not used to penalise people who report it.
No. If the dispenser has questions they should consult the prescriber.
No. If the dispenser has questions, they should consult the prescriber. If the patient has questions, they too should consult the prescriber.
Yes. The instructions must be as the same as the instructions written by the prescriber.
Yes. The dispenser has a duty and responsibility to ensure that the patient understands the preparation and administration instructions clearly. The dispenser must also be prepared to answer questions and to consider the needs of any patients with impairments or disabilities to ensure that the patient can understand how to use their medicine safely.
The registered Chinese herbal medicine practitioner or the registered Chinese herbal medicine dispenser who employs them.
No. See https://www.tga.gov.au/resources/resource/guidance/overview-regulation-listed-medicines-and-registered-complementary-medicines
No, this is not a standard form of Chinese medicine practice in Australia and is not taught in accredited Australian Chinese medicine programs.