1. Must not donate if:
b) Less than four months from colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy
a) If oral or topical complementary medicines only and reason for which treatment was given is acceptable, accept
b) For all other therapies (to include faecal microbiota therapy):
Equipment that has been reused has passed infection from person to person. Therapists who are subject to discipline from statutorily constituted professional authorities are unlikely to re-use needles.
JPAC considers statutory registration of practitioners to afford the best overall guarantee that tissues and cells donated by individuals who have undertaken complementary therapy is safe. In the absence of statutory regulation of complementary therapy, there is currently no single body to which all therapists are accredited, and so to continue with the approval of one or more organisations would necessarily mean that others of possibly equal merit were excluded from approval.
Voluntary registration with a non-statutory body cannot provide assurance as to how high the standards of an organisation's members are or how diligent the non-statutory regulator is in enforcing them or the practitioner in applying them. Practitioners who choose not to join a voluntary register are still able to practise legally and to use the relevant title, as will a practitioner who has been removed from the register by the registering body.
There is no way of policing the enforcement by voluntary associations of the standards they require of their members as the organisations are not subject to supervision by the Council for Regulatory Healthcare Excellence (CHRE). Nor is there currently any external, independent consideration of "fitness to practise" cases referred to voluntary regulators. While statutory regulation cannot guarantee the absence of risk, its primary aim is to deliver enhanced patient safety and public protection. Statutory "protection of title" means that donor centres can safely assume that a person who practises in the name of the registered profession is actually registered.
|Reason for Change|
Pharmacists have been added to the list of professions regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.
This entry was last updated in
TDSG-LD Edition 203, Release 20