National Commission for Homoeopathy, Bill, 2018, seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Homoeopathy (CCH) with a new body to ensure transparency.
About the Draft Bill:
- The draft bill provides for the constitution of a National Commission with three autonomous boards entrusted with conducting overall education of Homoeopathy by Homoeopathy Education Board.
- The Board of assessment and rating to assess and grant permission to educational institutions of Homoeopathy and Board of ethics.
- The registration of practitioners of Homoeopathy to maintain National Register and ethical issues relating to practice are under the National Commission for Homoeopathy.
- It also proposes a common entrance exam and an exit exam which all graduates will have to clear to get practicing licenses.
- Further, a teacher’s eligibility test has been proposed to assess the standard of teachers before appointment and promotions.
- It further aims at bringing reforms in the medical education of Homoeopathy in lines with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for Allopathy system of medicine.
- The CCH had been earlier superseded by Board of Governors through an Ordinance and subsequent amendment of Act.