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Homeopathy in Switzerland

New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:


Switzerland: 29 March 2016 Press release from the Swiss Federal Office of Internal Affairs (EDI). Read more in our article on Switzerland.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012

Homeopathy is included in federal laws and detailed regulation is delegated to medical and non-medical associations. Statutory regulation has been introduced by the Swiss national medical association (106).

According to ECH (28) ”based on a contract between the Swiss National Medical Association FMH and the Swiss Homeopathic Medical Association SVHA/SSMH/SSMO, the FMH recognizes the qualification ‘Homeopathy’ – ‘Fähigkeitsausweis Homöopathie’ – for those medical doctors who have acquired the diploma ‘physician forhomeopathy SVHA’”.

A professional chair of CAM including homeopathy exists at the University of Bern (106). Homeopathy treatment is reimbursed with certain limitations (see reimbursement section).

Homeopath is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
“Natural health practitioner” is a directly related regulated profession with title “Naturopathe/Homéopathe(FR)/ Naturheilpraktiker/Homöopath (DE)” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 10050. Level of recognition and application to be checked. Qualification level undefined. All regions included (7).


5. DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22) Amended up to March 2011, (2005).

7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/regprof/index.cfm?fuseaction=regProf.index.

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

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.

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