Malta

NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.


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

In this summary, you will find:

  • Direct links to the legislation of specific CAM therapies in Malta
  • The legal and regulatory status of CAM and CAM practices in Malta
  • The governmental supervision of CAM practices in Malta
  • The reimbursement status of CAM practices and medicinal products in Malta
Go directly to legislation of specific CAM therapies in Malta:
Acupuncture – Anthroposophic medicine – Ayurveda – Chiropractic – Herbal medicine/Phytotherapy –
Homeopathy – Massage – Naprapathy – Naturopathy – Neural therapy – Osteopathy – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – Other treatments

Malta became a member of the European Union in 2004 (11) and a member of the Council of Europe on 29 April 1965 (12).

The legal and regulatory status of CAM and CAM practices

According to the Health Care Profession Act 2003, part V “No person shall practise any of the professions complementary to medicine unless his name is entered in the respective register kept by the Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine, in accordance with the provisions of this act” (210).

The health care profession act, third schedule, article 28 lists acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy as statutory regulated CAM treatments (210), and the professions are registered in the EU regulated professions database (106). Other CAM providers are not legally regulated in Malta, so anybody may treat if the treatment is not restricted to regulated CAM practitioners (43). Physicians may practise CAM (43).

The governmental supervision of CAM Practices

According to the Health Care professions act, part VII, article 31-41 the relevant Council
(Council for each profession) have the power to investigate misconduct or a breach of ethics by registered professionals falling under its supervision (210). There are restrictions on advertising treatments and clinics (43).

The reimbursement status of CAM practices and medicinal products

Some therapies are covered by public insurance in Malta (60).