Statutory Registration - National Registration & Accreditation Scheme (NRAS)
ANTA continues to lobby the government and government departments to include Naturopaths, Homoeopaths, Herbalists (Western), Nutritionists, Musculoskeletal Therapists, Myotherapists, Remedial Therapists, Shiatsu Therapists, Aromatherapists and Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioners to be registered under the NRAS.
ANTA has been invited to participate on the AHPRA Professions Reference Group and this gives ANTA the opportunity to continue to push for registration of natural therapists under the NRAS.
There are many benefits resulting from statutory registration and recent events such as the TGA proposal to recognise practitioners registered under the NRAS administered by AHPRA, the decision by Medibank Private to cease registering Remedial Massage Therapists for a period of time and the Government review of Private Health Insurance rebates for natural therapies could have been completely avoided if natural therapists were registered under the NRAS.
ANTA will continue to work with like minded associations for the statutory registration of Natural Therapists under the NRAS. ANTA will also continue to work with associations who currently do not support statutory registration to help them understand and appreciate the benefits of statutory registration.
ANTA Submission for Registration of Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine and Nutrional Medicine 2016