Submissions (2021)

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23/04/2021 Consultation on the draft revised standard for acupuncture endorsement for registered medical practitioners
The FCMA is pleased with the opportunity to respond to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) regarding the consultation on the draft revised standard for acupuncture endorsement for registered medical practitioners. the FCMA suggests the following recommendations for the safety of public: 1. That the CMBA be the agency to accredit all acupuncture courses. 2. That the CMBA be the agency to endorse or to register all acupuncture practitioners. 3. That the number of hours to be clearly stated in the final draft to meet the requirements for renewal of endorsement or registration. 4. That the acceptable length of time be clearly stated for a practitioner could away from acupuncture practice without having to forfeit endorsement or registration to resume practice.
Consultation on the draft revised standard fo
11/02/2021 Application for inclusion of registered acupuncturists into MBS
FCMA requests a review of existing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) acupuncture services and seeks for inclusion of Registered Acupuncturists (acupuncturists registered under the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, [CMBA]) into the MBS. This is not a request for a new service but is simply a request to allow registered acupuncturists access to the existing MBS acupuncture items currently available only to those medical practitioners endorsed by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to practice acupuncture (‘Endorsed Acupuncturist’ or ‘qualified medical acupuncturist’). Alternatively, new item numbers could be created to achieve the same result.
FCMA submission to MSAC 10 Feb 2021