News (December 2012)

FCMA has sent a submission to Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) for the Infection Control Guidelines for acupuncture practice in Australia on 4 October 2012

15th December 12

The FCMA is committed to maintain the highest standards of professional performance including risk management, for the sake of public safety. There is the potential risk of infection through skin penetration in the practice of acupuncture and acupuncturists should be informed and guided by proper guidelines. The FCMA supports the use of the Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (Australian Guidelines) to inform the development of specific guidelines for infection prevention and control for registered or endorsed acupuncturists.

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