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The regulatory status of homeopathy in Malta

Homeopathic practice

According to the Health Care Profession Act 2003, part V “No person shall practise any of the professions complementary to medicine unless his name is entered in the respective register kept by the Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine, in accordance with the provisions of this act”. The health care profession act, third schedule, article 28 lists acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy as statutory regulated CAM treatments, and the professions are registered in the EU regulated professions database. Other CAM providers are not legally regulated in Malta, so anybody may treat if the treatment is not restricted to regulated CAM practitioners.

Both medical doctors and non-medically qualified practitioners are allowed to practise homeopathy. There is no statutory regulation of homeopathy in place.


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, have been implemented into the national legislation as per article 32 of the Medicines Act 2003, as amended.

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