Only physicians may legally practise homeopathy in Lithuania(190).
From 1999 (No. 62, 5 February 1999, updated in the order of Health care Minister V-680 of 29th of September 2004) homeopathy is listed as “a narrow specializations of medicine” (190).
There is no governmental certification system for those specializations (190). To be allowed to practise a person must have a licence of medical doctor of any specialty and have fulfilled basic training (at the Vilnius University or the Kaunas Medical University), in addition to 80 hours of postgraduate education in this specialty every 5 years (“Valstybės žinios“ No 149-5426 of 9 October 2004)(194).
With the order of MOH-V-364/2004 homeopathy is listed as an out-patient health care service which requires a licence given by state service for accreditation in health care (193). The medical association recognizes homeopathy as an additional medical qualification (almost specialty) and issues diplomas as such (106).
An institution can get a licence of homeopathic practice if in addition to other requirements the documents of a person who is allowed to practise homeopathy are provided to the state institution for licensing (193). There is no procedure of personal licensing for homeopathic doctors (190).
The right to practise homeopathy for medical doctors is retained after additional homeopathy training for about five years (50). The title homeopath is in some way protected through governmental regulation (50).
The following diseases may not be treated with homeopathy: cancer, tuberculosis, acute infectious diseases, schizophrenia and affective insanity (41).
41. ECHAMP. Homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the EU: Facts and Figures 2011 (Third edition). In: European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medical Products, editor. Third ed. Brussels: ECHAMP E.E.I.G.; 2011.
50. ECCH. The Legal Situation for the Practice of Homeopathy in Europe; An ECCH report; Oct 2010; Revised Edition 2011,. Brussels: European Central Council of Homeopaths 2010.
106. CAMDOC Alliance ECH ECPM ICMART and IVAA. The regulatory status of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for medical doctors in Europe. Brussels 2010 January 2010. Report No.: 2010.
190. Dr. Gabrielle Germanavicene. Email: CAM in Lithuania. 2012.
193. Order of the Minister of health care V-364 of 14th May 2004: list of out-patient health care services which require a licence given by State service for accreditation in health care; Official Gazette “Valstybės žinios” No 86-3152 on 28th of May 2004, (2004).
194. Order of the Health Care Minister V-680 of 29th of September 2004: Specializations of medicine. Official gazette “Valstybės žinios“ No 149-5426 of 09th of October 2004, (2004).