Regulating the unregistered.
Journal of Law and Medicine | Published : 2008
A high proportion of health services is provided by complementary health practitioners who are not subject to formal regulation via a statutory registration scheme. The risk is that such practitioners are not subject to effective forms of professional accountability in relation to services which have the potential to be seriously counter-therapeutic for their clients if they breach fundamental norms of propriety generally accepted within their professions and expected by their clients. Consideration has been given in both South Australia and Victoria to increasing the oversight over complementary health professionals. New South Wales and New Zealand have gone further, bringing such practitio..View full abstract