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The regulatory status of homeopathy in Estonia

Homeopathic practice

According to the Tervishoiuteenuste korraldamise seadus (Health Services Organization Act), passed 9 May 2001 (RT1 I 2001, 50, 284), (English translation), health care professionals are doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives if they are registered with the Health Board.

In the Estonian professions database there are several CAM-related professional standards and certificated professionals, including non-medically qualified homeopaths.

Both medical doctors and non-medically qualified practitioners practise homeopathy.

 

Homeopathic medicines

Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use, which includes homeopathic medicinal products, has been implemented in the  Medicinal Products Act of 16 December 2004, which entered into force on 1 March 2005, as well as the Act on Homeopathic Preparations, Conditions and Procedure for Application for Marketing Authorisation.

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