Regulation of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners

Date of this Version

September 2006

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Weir, Michael (2006) Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practioners is published in Regulating Health Practioners a special issue Volume 23, Number 2, September 2006 of the journal Law in Context
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2006 HERDC submission


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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