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MAHARASHTRA COUNCIL OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

H.O. Mumbai, Maharashtra State

Affiliated to-B.S.A.M. Council Of India

Affiliated With

The Open International Univercity for Complementary Medicines

(Medicina Alternativa)

Established under the world Health Organisation, Alma Ata, U.S.S.R., declaration,1962 and recognized by the United Nations Peace University vide their resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80.

Extracts from the Memorandam and Regulations of the Maharashtra Counicil of Alternative Medicines duly registered by the Government of Maharashtra Act 29 of 1950 Based on the Central Government Act,XXI of 1860.

Rules-

7(a) .    The Council shall certify, permit, supervise and maintain a Register of practitioners possessing          degree, diploma  or certificates from the Council or from any college or institution in any branch of the alternative medicines either affiliated to the Counci or any authentic Institude  and of the practitioners  who have an experience of at least 3 years in any branch of alternative medicines for the development.

7(d) . The Registered Medical Practitioenrs (as Described in Rle 7a) should maintain the uniform code as many be determined by the Council from time to time.

7(e). The practitioner who shall be enrolled in the register of the Council shall be entitled to practice as a qualified physician without any restriction and shall be entitled to certify the sickness, fitness etc. of the patient.

7(f). The Registered Medical Practitioners of the Council is declared as a Qualified person to practice on alternative lines of treatment, as provided by the rules and regulations of the Council, shall not be convicted or punished by any Government in India, if he/she shall be proved to be man/woman od good moral character, conduct and honest in discharging of his/her duties.

 

MAHARASHTRA COUNCIL OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

Head Office : Mumbai Maharashtra  State

Phone : (0241) 551865, 552003, 69406

Affiliated with

The Open Internal University for Complementary Medicines

( Medicine Alternative)

Established Under World Health Organisation, Alma, Ata, U.S.S.R., declaration, 1962, andrecognized by the United Nations Peace University vide their resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80.

Code of Ethics/ Conduct

Based upon the code of Ethics framed by the Open International University.

A.             Duties of Practitioners in General :

A.      1.      A practitioner must  always maintained the highest standards of professional conduct      towards both the individual and society.

A.      2.      A  practitioner must not allow  himself  to be influenced merely by motives of profit.

A.      3.      The following practices are deemed unethical :

(a)   The self advertisement except such as is expressly  authorised by the code ethics.

(b)   Taking part in any plan which the practitioner does not have professional independence.

(c)    To receive any funds in connection with services rendered to a patient  other than the acceptance of a proper professional fee, or to  any  money in the same circumstances without  the knowledge of the patient such as commissions, kick-backs and gifts

A.      4.    Under no  circumstances is a practitioner permitted to do anything that would weaken the physical or mental resistance of a human  being, except for  strictly therapeutic or prophylactic indications imposed in the interest of the patient.

A.     5.     A practitioner is advised to use great caution in publishing  discoveries. The  same applies to methods of treatment whose value is not  yet  recognized by the profession at large.

A.      6.      When a practitioner is called upon to give evidence in court on a legal matter or issue a certificate, he should only state that which he can verify. NO hearsay only should byincluded.

B.      Duties of the Practitioner to be partient :

B.      1.    A practitioner must always bear in mind the impoetance of preserving all life from the time of conception until death.

B.    2.    A practitioner owes to his patient complete loyalty and all the resources of his therapy. Whenever an examination or treatment is beyond his capacity he should summon another practitioner, who has the necessary ability, immediately.

        B.   3.     A practitioner owes to his patient absolute secrecy on all events which have been confied    to him  or  which he knows because of the  confidence entrusted to him.

 4.    A practitioner  must  give the necessary treatment  in an emergency, unless he is assured that it can and will be given by another in due time.

5.     Every patient has right to except a complete and thorough examination of his disorder and that  accurate records will be kept.

           6.    A practitioner should  unceasingly, in the interest of his patients, improve his knowledge and skill continuously.

C.    Duties of Practitioner to Each other

1.   A practitioner  ought to behave towards his collegaus to create mutual trust.

2.   A practitioner must not entice patients from his colleagues.

3.    A practitioner must  observe all the principles and guidelines laid down by Maharashtra  Council of Alternative Medicines.

D.            The Practitioner and Commercial Undertakings

1.     A general ethical principle is that a practitioner  should not associate himself with commerce in such a way as to let it  influence, or appear to influence, his attitude towards the treatment or his patients.

2.     Testimonials or laudatory certificates, whether for publication or not, of any appliance or apparatus or dressing or any medicinal preparation or any cosmetic or food should not be given by a practitioner.

3.     Practitioner  should  not sanction the quotion of an extract from any publication or report for the purpose of the trade except with the authority of Maharashtra Council of Alternative Medicines.

E.      1.   A practitioner should not attempt in any way to advertise himself except by the legitimate means of proficiency in his work and by skill and success in his practice.

2. It is unethical for a practitioner to insert any advertisement in the public  press, or issue any card or circular relating to his profession or the clinical practice except in the following circumstances.

    (a) On commencing practice.

    (b) On changing his or her address.

    (C)    On temporary absence from the practice.

    (d)     On resumption of the practice.

    (e)      On disposal of the practice.

    (f)      On succeeding to another practice.

    (g)      On etering or retiring from ; partnership.

    (h)      On discontinuance of a colleague in a group practice.

3.    A medical journal advertisement be simple and direct as possible. Every Advertisement shall be run on, without spacing and without display. The type shall be ordinary used or articles. No. more space shall be given to the advertisement than that required to print it. Hourse of consultation, address and telephone number maybe inserted.

4.      Letters of abbreviations indicating all other qualifications may be added. Statement of speciality may be included only if that speciality constitutes the practice of the heater for not less than five years.

5.      It is unethical for any practitioner to permit his name to be used in any material relating to diseases or their treatment which is published in the public press or broadcast by radio or television Approval may be given by Maharashtra  Council of Alternative Medicines on application, to waive is in the public or proffeddional interests.

6.     No interview with a media reporter on subjects relating to diseases and their treatment should be given by a practitionerexcept :

   (a)   That the name of the practitioner  interviwed should not be published, nor his identity revealed  in any report published of the interview, except with the approval of Maharashtra  Council of Alternative Medicines or an authorised organization.

   (b)   That, if possible , a copy of the report proposed to be published be submitted for prior  approval.

   (c)    That the practitioner interviewed should  not imply that he has superior ability over other practitioners.

6.      Public lectures or addresses to lay audiences may be given on professional subjects in order   to  promote Alternative medicines.

               8.    No practitioner, except with the approval in writing of Maharashtra Council of Alternative Medicines, shall have his name plate affixed else-where other than :

                (a)    at his residence.

                (b)  at premises where he attends regularly for the purposes of treating his patients.

             9.     Name plates shall be unostentatious in size  and lettering and form, and may bear the name, qualification, and practice hours. A statement of speciality may appear only if that speciality constitutes the sole practice of the practitioner .

            10.    Practitioner may display the titles after conferment in addition to their clinical qualifications.

F.            Deregistration

           1.     The practitioner’s  name may be removed  from the MedicalRegistrar maintained by the Council by reasons of conviction of an indicatable offence or infamous conduct in a professional respect.

           2.     Maharashtra Council of Alternative Medicines shall have power to expel from registrationship of the any practitioner on the ground that his conduct is deemed by the Council to be detrimental to the honour and/or is calculated to bring the profession or the Council into disrepute, or on the grounds that the practitioner has willfully and persistently refused the practitioner has willfully and persistently refused to comply with the Rules of the Council or the Articles or the By-laws of the Council.

3.   A expelled practitioner shall, be lible to pay all sums due from him to the Board at the time of his expulsion.

         4.   No. canvassing for membership of any professional Society is allowed. This rule must be strictly followed at congresses and symposia.

G.       Procedures in Ethical Matters.

    1.  An ethics subcommittee  may be appointed to investigate any questions of ethics which are brought to notice by the by the Chairman.

H.     Teaching Courses, Symposia, Congresses

         Affilited societies may make applications for recognition of their teaching curricula, symposia  and congresses organized by them. The logo of  Council may only be used after obtaining written approval.

I.        Legal Advise

The Council may arrange for free legal advice for all its practitioner who desire or require or require such advice.

 

 

 

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