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Registration of Naturopaths and Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners

Register of Interest &/or Support

The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (the CHC) are inviting all interested stakeholders to join our campaign for the statutory registration of Naturopaths and Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners.

The CHC is the peak Australian industry body committed to a thriving and sustainable complementary medicines and healthcare products industry. We believe in a holistic healthcare model based on the prevention of illness, long-term community wellness and consumer choice.

It is the position of the CHC that the recent changes in the regulatory and political environment, for example, the review of eligibility for health fund rebates for complementary medicine Practitioners, the introduction of In Vitro Diagnostic Device (IVDD) listing to the TGA, and reforms on the advertising of Complementary Medicines to Practitioners, necessitate an urgent re-examination of the position on statutory registration by both the professional bodies and the members of these professions.

The CHC is concerned that these changes seriously threaten the rights and abilities of non-registered complementary medicine Practitioners who are prescribing complementary medicines, using health fund rebates and making use of IVDD's for example, Bioimpedence analysis, Live Blood Testing, Cyber Scan and Urinary analysis to improve the quality and level of their clinical care.

As the peak body representing the complementary medicines industry the CHC believes that this poses a threat, not just to the Practitioners but to Complementary healthcare consumers, as well as the viability of the industry as a whole. It is the view of the CHC that these reforms ultimately have the potential to reduce the options available to consumers in caring for their health.

Therefore, the CHC is proposing to take action to lobby the government on the inclusion of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners in the AHPRA schedule and welcomes the support of all professional associations and individual Practitioners who agree with this position.

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2 Company/Business Name (if applicable)
Required field3 Occupation
4 For Practitioners only - Please provide your TGA advertising exemption number
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Required field7 State / territory
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Required field9 Are you a member of a professional association? If so please name below
10 Which Professional Association are you a member of?
Required field11 I currently support Registration of Naturopaths and Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners.
Required field12 Reason for interest in the campaign.