Submissions (2017).

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07/04/2017 FCMA submission for Reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines: Assessment pathways
Recommendations Due to the fact that Chinese medicine profession is nationally regulated via statutory regulation, the FCMA recommends that: 1. A separate committee be established solely for Chinese herbal medicines; 2. Chinese Pharmacopeia or Chinese Materia Medica (Zhong Hua Ben Cao) should be adopted by TGA for evaluation of Chinese herbal medicine products; 3. Scientific evidence for evaluation of efficacy of a product be consistent with the level of regulation of medicines.; 4. All existing listed Chinese herbal products should be treated as grandfathered products.
FCMA submission for CM Reforms
10/03/2017 Joint letter submission for inclusion of registered acupuncturits in medicare items
We write to you jointly as representatives and office-bearers of three of the four major professional associations representing Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia. These are the Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Societies of Australia (FCMA), the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). We request consideration of an application for registered acupuncturists regulated by nationally consistent legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and registered under AHPRA to have access to existing acupuncture items under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and therefore provide acupuncture services under Medicare.
Joint letter submission 2016