Regulation of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners
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The regulatory system for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Australia does not appropriately protect the interests of consumers who make the choice of this school of healing. Currently the regulatory structure relies primarily on non-specific regulation that makes it difficult for consumers to identify well trained practioners and to obtain a remedy in the case of misadventure. For this reason this chapter argues for an expansion of the CAM modalities afforded statutory registration but under a minimum regulation model.
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