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Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine Adopted

by Bidita Debnath on December 26, 2016 at 10:50 PM
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 Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine Adopted

The first law on traditional Chinese medicine was adopted, which allows doctors and hospitals to practice it without seeking government permission. Medical institutions are allowed to concoct their own traditional Chinese medicine based on the requirements, the law added.

The new law, which clarifies the legal status of traditional Chinese medicine, takes effect on July 1, 2017, the National People's Congress (NPC) said on its official website on Sunday.

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It said only medical staff who have specialised skills in traditional Chinese medicine will be allowed to practice it, the Global Times reported.

Unlike Western medical treatments, traditional Chinese medical doctors are normally named after their masters -- the fourth successor, for example -- which makes it difficult to evaluate their performance solely on medical exams.
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"The practice of traditional Chinese medicine clinics will be limited to what they have registered to do," said Wang Guoqiang, the director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

China had over 3,700 traditional Chinese medicine hospitals by 2014, with total revenue of 730 billion yuan ($105 billion), according to the NPC.

Source: IANS
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