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Regulatory status of homeopathy in Latvia

Homeopathic practice

In 1998 the Latvian Medical Association - Latvijas Ārstu biedrība - recognised homeopathy as an additional medical specialty, which means that a homeopathic doctor also has to have a certificate of a medical specialty (general medicine, paediatrics, etc.). The national homeopathic doctors’ association issues diplomas recognised by the Latvia Medical Association.

Medical doctors providing CAM treatments, including homeopathy, are supervised by a commission of experts representing the Medical Society of the Republic of Latvia and the professional medical associations. The Administrative Codex prohibits non-medically qualified practitioners from practising medicine of any kind.

 

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, was transposed into national law and implemented in the Farmācijas likums (Pharmaceutical Law) of 10 April 1997 and the Ministru kabineta noteikumi Nr.376, Zāļu reģistrēšanas kārtība (Cabinet Regulation No. 376, Drug Registration Procedures), adopted on 9 May 2006.

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