News - New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
05.02.2015 Portugal passed on September 2, 2013 new regulations on Homepathy. Read more
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012
Since 2003 Homeopathy treatment has been regulated by the Portuguese Law No 45/2003 of 22 August 2003 on the provision of non-conventional therapies (231).
It is legal to practise homeopathy in Portugal both for health professionals and for non-medical professionals according to the legislation passed in 2003 (50).
Homeopath is not a protected title in Portugal (50). Homeopathy is neither reimbursed by social security nor covered by private insurance (60).
The statutory regulation for non-conventional practitioners states that in order for someone to practise homeopathy they have to be registered through the Government established system (50, 231).
Homeopathy is registered as no. 2230.2 in the Portuguese Classification of Occupations 2010 (http://aphomeopatia.weebly.com).
The Portuguese Medical Association does not recognise homeopathy. However doctors are allowed to prescribe as they deem right for their patients (Freedom of Therapy) (60).
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.
60. ECHAMP. Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicine: Facts and Figures. Second Edition ed: ECHAMP E.E.I.G: European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products E.E.I.G; 2007.
231. Portuguese Law No 45/2003 of 22 august 2003 on the provision of non-conventional therapies: Project of law No 263/IX (for framing the base of the non-conventional medicines) and Project of law No 27/IX (Legal procedures of the non-conventional therapies). Assembleia da República(2003).