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Regulatory status of homeopathy in Lithuania

Homeopathic practice

An order of the Lithuanian Ministry of Health, V-364 of 14 May 2004 - Lietuvos Respublikos Sveikatos Apsaugos Ministro įsakymas dėl licencijuojamų asmens sveikatos priežiūros paslaugų sąrašų patvirtinimo - lists the out-patient health care services which require a licence given by State service for accreditation in health care. Homeopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture are the only CAM therapies listed as such services. The document was published in the Official Gazette “Valstybės žinios” No 86-3152 on 28 May 2004. Only persons with a full medical education who have taken a homeopathy training course at Vilnius or Kaunas University may legally practise homeopathy in Lithuania.

 

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 transposed into national law and implemented in Law on Pharmacy of the Republic of Lithuania No. X-709 of 22 June 2006.

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