Conduct code for alternative health

AHMAC said the code will prescribe minimum standards of professional conduct for any person who provides a health service that is not subject to regulation under National Law, such as complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, counsellors and paramedics.

While an enforceable statutory code of conduct already operates in NSW and SA, AHMAC said a single national code with enforcement powers for breaches was likely to deliver the greatest public benefit.

Health professionals are invited to view the draft and lodge a submission by Wednesday 30 April