Holding Out and Protected Titles – Issues for Non-registrant Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioners.
J Law Med. 2018 Jul;25(4):1033-1041
Authors: Weir M
The regulation of registered health practitioners in Australia focuses upon holding out provisions rather than statutory scope of practice provisions. One concern for non-registrant complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and other non-registrants is whether these holding out provisions are breached by simply providing a modality which may also be applied by a registered health practitioner (such as the use of Chinese Massage) and when does a breach of the holding out occur when they use particular words that might in the context of when they are used may be deemed to constitute a holding out. This article will analyse the relevant provisions of the National Law and case law to determine some guidelines for practitioners to avoid liability.
PMID: 29978682 [PubMed – in process]