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