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Natural Medicine Advisory Board - NMAB

The NMAB is "FOR" the advancement of Preventative Holistic Natural Therapies in all it's different forms

NOTE: Standard double blind medical testing is not appropriate for the preventative Health Care Model. -

Clinical Evidence and Outcomes are more appropriate measures.


NMAB's Goals and Purpose

The Goal is to protect, advance and achieve recognition for Natural Therapies in General, and for Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and other primary modalities such as Ayurveda and Homeopathy and Nutrition specifically.

  • Strictly adhering to the National Code of Conduct & Scope of Practice" - based on the Code for "unregistered practitioners".
    Public safety procedures are guaranteed under the Code for "unregistered practitioners", as well as the Association's accreditation standards.

  • A *Unified, agreed upon Standard of Education and Standard of Accreditation
    *Unified - Association adopting the same minimum education standards

  • A "Unified, Association enforced policing system, ensuring new and old members adhere to the Code of Ethics.

  • A Registry for Accredited Practitioners - Voluntary Holistic Natural Health Registry

  • A Trademark Registered Logo for accredited practitioners who adhere to the Code of Ethics. - A NMAB "Certificate of Ethical Practice".

  • To demonstrate the unique, and vital role Natural Medicine has to offer to eliminate Lifestyle Diseases and for Active Prevention, keeping the population healthy.

  • NMAB acting as a hub to collect and publish vital information to support our industry

  • THE NMAB will have ZERO POWER, IT IS NOT AN ASSOCIATION - it is designed strictly for Coordination, Brainstorming, and making suggestion generated by practitioners and associations.

  • The NMAB would consist of voluntary members enlisted from associations and practitioners alike.



Recommendation

Code of Conduct - Scope of Practice

Recommending the following guidelines to the be added to the Codes of Ethics for Unregistered Health Practitioners:

NOTE: Natural Therapy is NOT a treatment modality or profession in itself. It is merely used as a descriptive term to encompass the large range of modalities, from Alexander Technique to Yoga.

  1. Accredited Natural Therapy practitioners do not treat a disease, and they do not claim to heal or make therapeutic claims.
    Instead, they support a body in its inert capability to heal itself.

  2. Accredited Natural Therapy practitioners do not diagnose for the purpose of "naming a disease".

  3. Accredited Natural Therapy practitioners do not sell supplements for the purpose of making a profit.
    Instead, supplements, and other therapeutic agents are subscribed on the basis of patients needs.
    Reasoning behind the prescription for specific supplements are made accountable on a patient file, and a written script has to be provided including a practitioner's provider number.

  4. Accredited Natural Therapy practitioners do support and treat "Individuals", not a "Disease Name".
    Treatments and Health supports are tailored holistically to the individual person, not the disease.

Preliminary Example Code of Ethics/Conduct see > Naturopathic Code of Conduct

Voluntary Policing

The Natural Health Care System needs its own surveillance and policing system ..

Association are advice to police if NEWLY accepted Members adhere to the Code of Ethics.

"Policing" our own industry against violation of guidelines and scope of practice - including supplements marketing.

Advisory Note: for Associations or voluntary policing bodies:

Clinics or Practitioners have to display the following Documents at their practice rooms.

  1. Clinics/Practitioners must display a copy of each of the following documents at all premises where the health practitioner carries on his or her practice:
    (a) The code of ethics/conduct,
    (b) A document that gives information about the way in which clients may make a complaint to the Health Care Complaints Commission, being a document in a form approved by the Director General. ( See below > Document for Patients )

  2. Copies of those documents must be displayed in a position and manner that makes them easily visible to clients entering the relevant premises.

  3. Practitioners are advised to display the same documents to their web-sites.

Document for Patients:

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR HEALTH CARE?

The Code of Ethics/Conduct for Holistic Health Care Practitioners™ sets out what you can expect from your provider.

If you are concerned about the health service that was provided to you or your next of kin, talk to the practitioner immediately. In most cases the health service provider will try to resolve them.

If you are not satisfied with the provider’s response, contact the Inquiry Service of the Health Care Complaints Commission on (02) 9219 7444
or toll free on 1800 043 159 for a confidential discussion.

If your complaint is about sexual or physical assault or relates to the immediate health or safety of a person, you should contact the Commission immediately.

What is the Health Care Complaints Commission - HCCC?

The Health Care Complaints Commission is an independent body dealing with complaints about health services to protect the public health and
safety.

For more information about the Health Care Complaints Commission, please visit the website www.hccc.nsw.gov.au.

Contact the Health Care Complaints Commission

Office address: Level 13, 323 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Post address: Locked Mail Bag 18, STRAWBERRY HILLS NSW 2012

Telephone: (02) 9219 7444

Toll Free in NSW: 1800 043 159

 

 

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