Herbal therapy is legally recognized as a CAM therapy in the group “herbal practice” in the law on CAM 118/2007 (238).
Only medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists with approved additional qualification, minimum a one year course with a diploma of competences, are allowed to practise phytotherapy in Romania (239).
A specialized committee for herbal therapy regulates the profession (239) and there is an association of MD phytotherapists. ANATECOR (national association for CAM therapies) organizes courses of herbal therapies for practitioners, and the courses are approved by the Ministry of Labour (237).
In medical schools or faculties of pharmacy students can take optional courses in phytotherapy (29).
29. CAMbrella. CAMbrella news. Münich: CAMbrella; 2011 [cited 2011 November 03]; Available from: http://www.cambrella.eu/home.php?il=1&l=deu.
237. Dragan S. Email: Legislation of CAM in Romania. Timisoara: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes, Romania; 2011.
238. Law nr. 118/2007 privind organizarea şi funcţionarea activităţilor şipracticilor de medicinăcomplementară/alternativă (Concerning the organisation and functioning of the practices of complementary/alternative medicine), The Parliament of Romania(2007).
239. Ordin nr. 418 din 20/04/2005 for the approval of the National Catalogue of Programmes for Complementary studies organised to certify the competence of medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists and the methodological standards for its organisation and progress., Parliament of Romania(2005).