Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - Codes and Guidelines

Codes and Guidelines

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) may develop any codes or guidelines that are necessary to provide guidance to health practitioners and clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Any codes and/or guidelines will be listed here as they become available.

For further information please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Policies

Document PDF     Accessible format     Date of effect
Common Protocol - Informing notifiers about the reasons for National Board decisions  PDF (91.8KB) Word version 
(58.6 KB,DOCX) 
1 August 2018

Codes and guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guideline - Informing a National Board about where you practise  PDF (152 KB)  Word version 
(590 KB,DOCX)
1 August 2018
Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service PDF (235 KB) Web page 14 December 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners* PDF (250 KB) Web page 1 March 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students** PDF (150 KB) Web page  1 March 2020
Code of conduct

For more information see Code of conduct page 
PDF (323KB) Web page  29 June 2022
Continuing professional development guidelines PDF (326 KB) Word version  
(240KB,DOCX) 
1 December 2019
Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine   Web page 12 November 2017
Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice Web page 20 May 2013
Social media: How to meet your obligations under the National Law   Web page 11 November 2019

Patient health records guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Patient health records guidelines PDF (57.0 KB) Word version 
(400 KB,DOCX)
16 August 2016

Supervised practice

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Supervised practice framework 

For more information see Supervised practice framework page
PDF (202KB)  Web page 1 February 2022 
Supervision guidelines

For more information see Supervised practice framework page
PDF (76.0KB)  Web page 1 February 2022 

Policy directions

Under Section 11 of the National Law, as in force in each state and territory, the Ministerial Council may issue a National Board with policy directions.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Policy Direction 2019-01 - Paramountcy of public protection when administering the National Scheme
Policy Direction 2019-02 - Requirements to consult with patient safety bodies and health care consumer bodies on every new and revised registration standard, code and guidelines
PDF
(2.34MB)
8 January 2020

FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ.

Additional information

Document PDF Accessible format  Date of effect
Summary of research to inform registration standards review PDF (117 KB) Word version
(30.1 KB,DOCX)
23 October 2019 

Retired versions

Document name PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF
(144 KB)
17 March 2014 to 28 June 2022
Retired version: Supervision guidelines for Chinese medicine practitioners PDF 
(446KB)
31 October 2014 to 31 January 2022
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  PDF
(155KB) 
To 13 December 2020
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF
(149KB) 
To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Continuing professional development guidelines  PDF 
(326KB) 
1 December 2012 
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF
(490KB)
To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF
(448KB)
To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF
(465KB)
To 16 March 2014

*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.

**The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and sections 39 and 40 of the National Law in Appendix A.

 
 
Page reviewed 29/06/2022