National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018 gets cabinet approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2018. The National Commission for Homeopathy seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy.

Features of the Bill

The salient features of the draft National Commission for Homeopathy bill are:

  • Constitution of a national commission with three autonomous boards.
  • The Homoeopathy Education Board to be vested with the responsibility of overseeing the Homeopathy education in the country.
  • The board of assessment and rating to assess and grant recognition to educational institutions of Homoeopathy.
  • Board of ethics and registration of practitioners of Homoeopathy to maintain National Register and deal with ethical issues relating to practice.
  • The bill also proposes a common entrance exam and an exit exam which all graduates will have to clear to get practicing licenses.
  • The bill proposes a teacher’s eligibility test to assess the standard of teachers before appointment and promotions.

The bill aims at bringing reforms in the medical education of homoeopathy in line with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for allopathy system of medicine. The National Commission for Homeopathy aims to promote transparency and accountability.

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