Submissions (August 2017).

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02/08/2017 FCMA Submission to: Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
We provide our recommendations and followed with supporting rationale of the amendments of related laws or regulations. Recommendation 1: On Division 10 Title and practice protections, Subdivision 2 Practice protections of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Add “Restriction on skin penetration procedure (acupuncture or dry needling) for therapeutic purpose. A person must not perform skin penetration procedure (acupuncture or dry needling) unless the person— (a) is registered in Chinese medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) ; or (b) is endorsed by Medical Board of Australia (MBA) (c) If a practitioner or student who performs skin penetration procedure (acupuncture or dry needling) during the course of activities undertaken as part of the program of study; with the stipulation that the acupuncture or dry needling component of the 2 course is accredited by the CMBA or equivalent accreditation similar to the endorsement by the MBA. Recommendation 2 Amend the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011 that all registered Chinese medicine practitioners who are currently registered with the CMBA are eligible for rebate status as providers of acupuncture and Chinese medicine services in all private health funds. Recommendation 3 Amend the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended) and allow acupuncturists registered with the CMBA to be eligible for Medicare Item numbers 173, 193, 195, 197 and 199. Recommendation 4 Amend the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended) and the Aged Care Act 1997 that the Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) (formerly Enhanced Primary Care) and include registered acupuncturists and registered Chinese herbal medicine practitioners in CDM.
Submission to: Health Practitioner Regulation