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Media release

21 Nov 2013

The National Board is reminding Chinese medicine practitioners to renew registration by 30 November.

Chinese medicine practitioners reminded to renew registration on time

Chinese medicine practitioners due to renew their registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.

About 4,000 Chinese medicine practitioners with general or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.

National Board Chair, Professor Charlie Xue, said more than 55 per cent of practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.

‘It’s great to see Chinese medicine practitioners heeding the call to renew online and on time,’ Professor Xue said.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending Chinese medicine practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.

‘Anyone who may not have received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 to check that their registered contact details are up to date,’ Professor Xue said.

As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.

‘I urge all Chinese medicine practitioners who have not yet renewed their registration to act now by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Professor Xue said.

A Renewal fact sheet for Chinese medicine practitioners with conditions on registration is now available on the Board’s website. It explains the assessment process and answers any concerns practitioners might have about delays in their registration being renewed if AHPRA requests more information.

Chinese medicine practitioners, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.

Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the national register of practitioners and will not be able to practise Chinese medicine in Australia.

The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for Chinese medicine practitioners:

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

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1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

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