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Monday, July 30, 2012

Code Of Ethics

Contributed by Dr.George
Homoeopathic Practitioners
Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics


In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (l) of section 33 read with section 24 of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 (59 of 1973), the Central Council of Homoeopathy, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely :-

1.These regulations may be called the Homoeopathic Practitioners (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics) Regulations, 1982. 
I. Declaration and Oath
II. General Principles
III. Duties Of Homoeopathic Practitioners To Their Patients
IV. Duties Of Practitioners To The Profession
V. Duties Of Practitioners In Consultation
VI. Duties Of Practitioners To The Public
VII. Professional Misconduct


Important :
7.Payment of Professional Service
(1)A practitioner of Homoeopathy engaged in the practice of medicine shall limit the sources of his income to fees received from professional activities for services rendered to the patient. Remuneration received for such services shall be in the form and amount specifically announced to the patient at the time the service is rendered; in all other cases he shall deem it a point of honour to adhere to the compensation for professional services prevailing in the community in which he practices.
(2)Fees are reducible at the discretion of the practitioner of Homoeopathy and he shall always recognise poverty as presenting valid claims for gratuitous services.
(3)It shall be unethical to enter into a contract of "no cure no payment"

8.Rebates and Commission
A practitioner of Homoeopathy shall not give, solicit or receive, nor shall he offer to give, solicit or receive, any gift, gratuity, commission or bonus in consideration for the referring, recommending or procuring of any patient for medical, surgical or other treatment nor shall he receive any commission or other benefit from a professional colleague, trader of appliances, dentist or an occulist.

20.Association with Unregistered Persons
A practitioner of Homoeopathy shall not associate himself professionally with any body or society of unregistered practitioners of Homoeopathy.

34.Bar against Consulting Non-registered Practitioner
No practitioner of Homeopathy shall have consultation with any practitioner of Homoeopathy who is not registered.

17.Upholding honour of Profession
A practitioner of Homoeopathy shall, at all times, uphold the dignity and honour of this profession.

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