Whilst we endeavor to maintain an accurate record of registered members due to the periodic updates required our published records may from time to time be out-of-date. If you have any doubts or queries about a practitioner please confirm with that practitioner that their insurance and membership status is up-to-date or contact the society for confirmation of their current verified membership status.
The Society accepts no liability resulting from treatments given by individual member practitioners, however all verified practitioners are voluntarily bound by the Society's Code of Ethics and Safe Conduct. Complaints can be formally made to the Society for investigation. Practitioners undergoing Disciplinary Procedures may be suspended or removed from the register pending the outcome of any Disciplinary Action.
Many of our practitioners operating in the London local authorities area are exempted from special treatment licensing. Each individual practitioner must contact the local environmental health authority to confirm that they are exempted within their particular area. Where a practitioner is unable to claim exception in their area they are obliged to obtain a special treatments license from their local environmental health authority at their local council. The Society accepts no liability where this procedure has not been followed by a member practitioner. All member practitioners must comply with Special Treatment Licensing Rules and Regulations.
The Society does not accept any resposabilty for changes in the legal requirements of practice as this is a matter for government and regulators, Society members are required to abide by the law and to comply with legal requirements of practice relating to the country, county or areas where they are in practice.
Student Undergraduate Members
Students must only administer treaments either under supervision or on assignments set by the college, they are required to have pre arranged Student Practice Indemnity Insurance cover and to have registered as a Student Member of the Acupuncture Society.
Herbal practitioners must not use endangered species or animal parts nor minerals and patient medicines which may void their insurance cover or be illegal to use under EU ot UK law. They are obliged to comply with the law in this respect and must keep proper treatment and accounting records..
All student members of the Acupuncture Society are voluntarily bound by the Society's code of ethics and any complaints can be formally made to the Society for investigation. Students and post graduates of CCM who become members of the Acupuncture Society must comply with the Society's Code of Ethics, Safe Practice and other Society and legal requirements.
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CCM Students or Acupuncture Society member practitioners undergoing disciplinary procedures have agreed as members that in this event they may be suspended or removed from the Society Register pending the outcome of any Disciplinary Action and cannot continue with assignments or the treatment of patients until cleared by the Acupuncture Society's Ethical Committee. The Acupuncture Society and the College of Chinese Medicine accepts no liability where this procedure has not been followed by a student member or practitioner or in any other event.