Homeopathy is legally recognized as a CAM therapy in the group “alternative therapies” in the law on CAM 118/2007 (238).
Homeopathy has historically from 1981 and 1995 been recognized by law as a distinct therapeutic system in Romania. Practise has been limited to medical doctors with specific homeopathic training (106).
Only medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists with approved additional qualification are allowed to practise homeopathy in Romania (239). A specialized committee for homeopathy regulates the profession (239) both by law and by the medical association, homeopathy is recognized as a medical specialty (106, 239). Diplomas of homeopathic doctors are approved by the government according to law and regulations (106, 239).
In medical schools or faculties of pharmacy students can take optional courses in homeopathy (29). Postgraduate training courses in homeopathy for doctors are provided at universities and homeopathy is an official part of the Continuous Education Programme for doctors (106, 239). Homeopathic doctors’ associations require a number of obligatory CME for their members (106).
29. CAMbrella. CAMbrella news. Münich: CAMbrella; 2011 [cited 2011 November 03]; Available from: http://www.cambrella.eu/home.php?il=1&l=deu.
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.
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).