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Regulatory status of homeopathy in Romania

Homeopathic practice

By order no. 418 of 20 April 2005, published in the National Gazette, a National Catalogue of Programmes for CAM studies - including homeopathy - was established. It is aimed at certifying the competence of medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists and the methodological standards for its organisation and progress.

Since 2007, a new Law on Complementary and Alternative Medicine nr. 118/2007 regulates the activities and practices of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, including homeopathy, for the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of health, healing of diseases and optimisation of the human being from the biopsychosocial and spiritual points of view.

Only medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists are allowed to practise homeopathy and other CAM modalities such as acupuncture, phytotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy and TCM. CAM practices are regulated by the Ministry of Health and the CAM professions are recognised as an additional qualification for medical doctors. The Law on Complementary and Alternative Medicine nr. 118/2007 stipulates that "in order to become a practitioner of complementary/alternative medicine, the persons (medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists) are obliged to add the specific competence obtained (acupuncture, phytotherapy, homeopathy), with the approval of the National Centre of Continuous Education for Medical Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists Buchareston the authorization of free practise provided, according to the law, by the Ministry of Public Health”

 

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 implemented in the Legea nr. 95/2006 privind reforma in domeniul sanatatii (Medicinal Product of Law nr. 95/2006 on healthcare reform - Title XVII).

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