Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - Chinese medicine regulation at work: Protecting the public in 2016/17
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Chinese medicine regulation at work: Protecting the public in 2016/17

22 Mar 2018

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2016/17.

One of the main focuses for the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) during the year was to ensure practitioners are aware of their professional obligations as registered practitioners through continuing engagement via interstate practitioner forums. It has also broadened input through the Chinese Medicine Reference Group.

The Board has worked on strengthening its planning process, supporting Board development and sharing knowledge and experience with international regulators.

Significant professional/policy issues have been:

  • developing a strategy for managing potential advertising breaches
  • implementing the Guidelines for safe practice herbal medicine practice, including publication of clear, concise quick reference guides for practitioners
  • preliminary consultation on draft revised registration standards
  • a position statement on endangered species and Chinese medicine in Australia, and
  • new Guidelines for creating and maintaining health records

Operationally, the Board continues to improve processes and consolidate its financial position, while freezing annual registration fees for the benefit of practitioners.

Download a copy of the report: 

For more information:

  • Visit the AHPRA website 
  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200



Page reviewed 22/03/2018