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Homeopathy in Spain

The Congress adopted 29 September 2009 a proposal forwarded by the Committee on Health and Consumer Affairs of the Spanish Parliament on a new act recognizing homeopathy as a medical act (28, 263).

The law was planned to come into force in 2011 (263). Homeopathy as a medical act can only be legally practised by medical doctors (28).

Homeopathy is recognized as a medical act by the Committee on Health and Consumer Affairs of the Spanish Parliament, Act dated 29 September 2009 (28). The act urges the governments to “take the measures necessary for the exercise of homeopathy exclusively by graduates in medicine and surgery”(28).

The Spanish Medical Council (Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Médicos) passed 17 December 2009 a resolution that recognized the practice of homeopathy as a medical act (28).

The Spanish Medical Association Council supports homeopathy, provided it is practised by physicians. Homeopathy training is offered as postgraduate medical studies at the university level (60).

Postgraduate homeopathy training for doctors is provided at universities in Spain (106). Homeopathy treatment is provided in two hospitals in Spain (106).

Sources

28. ECH (European Committee for Homeopathy). ECH in European Countries. Brussels: ECH; 2011 [cited 2011 September 12]; Available from: http://www.homeopathyeurope.org/countries.

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.

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.

263. Koldo Santos Rey. Email: Regulation of CAM in Spain. Dos Hermanas 2011.

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