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FCMA submission on the Health Ombudsman Bill 2013

27th June 13

Dear Mr. Ruthenburg
Re: Health Ombudsman Bill 2013

The Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Societies of Australia (FCMA) thanks the Committee for the opportunity to comment on the Health Ombudsman Bill 2013 (the Queensland Bill).
FCMA is aware that the Queensland Bill is to be presented to the Queensland parliament to broaden the powers of the Health Ombudsman. FCMA is one of the leading Chinese medicine professional associations and represents Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and acupuncturists across all states in Australia and is also a representative body for all Chinese medicine associations in Professions Reference Group established by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). We have reviewed the Queensland Bill and the changes to the powers of the Ombudsman raise serious concerns. (full text of the submission could be found on the page of "submission"