National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018 gets cabinet approval
02, Dec 2018
Prelims level : Mains level :
Why in news?
- 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.
- 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.
Features of the Bill:
- 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 a 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.