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Australia’s oldest complementary medicine association, NHAA, has renewed its bid for government regulation for the Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine professions.
The NHAA has long been, and continues to be, strongly in favour of regulation of the profession of naturopathy and herbal medicine through statutory registration. “There must be confidence when someone calls themselves a naturopath or herbal medicine practitioner” said Leah Hechtman, President of the NHAA, “education and licensing requirements exist that not only protect the public but maintain the integrity of our ethical practitioners.”
The NHAA office has moved to a newer, more convenient location. We reopen next Monday 6 July at 3/2-4 Holden St, Ashfield NSW 2131
Postal address: PO Box 696, Ashfield NSW 1800
New Ph: 02 9797 2244. Fax and emails remain the same.
Well Herb, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling a batch of High Strength Niuhuang Jiedu tablets (bottle of 60) because it has been found to contain arsenic at an unacceptably high level, which may create a risk of serious illness, particularly with continuous long-term use. Symptoms of arsenic toxicity include vomiting and diarrhoea, and in more severe cases fever, skin rash, cardiac arrhythmia and kidney failure. The affected batch, which represents all the product currently in the Australian market, is batch number SJ1220 - expiry date Dec 2017. For details go to https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/niuhuang-jiedu-tablets-high-strength-bottle-60
Small business was highlighted in the recent federal budget, with a couple of points that may be of particular interest:
For more details and other benefits, see the Budget 2015 website or talk to your accountant.
A recent meeting of the Federal, State and Territory Health Ministers considered the final report A National Code of Conduct for health care workers and the results of a national consultation on standards of conduct for all health care workers who are not registered under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health practitioners. This includes naturopaths and western herbal medicine practitioners.
The Health Ministers agreed to the terms of the first National Code of Conduct for health care workers. This Code, once implemented, will set standards of conduct and practice for all unregistered health care workers. Ministers agreed that jurisdictions would now examine the implementation of the National Code and code-regulation regime. For more details see http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Announcements