Response to the Charity Commission consultation on the use and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine
The Authority's response to the Charity Commission's consultation on complementary and alternative medicine: making decisions about charitable status
We welcome the opportunity to respond to this consultation from the Charity Commission on the use and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): making decisions about charitable status.
Our interest in responding to this consultation stems from our role assessing and accrediting registers of practitioners in occupations not regulated by law. The Health and Social Care Act (2012), confers authority on us to set standards for such registers and to accredit them. We have accredited 23 registers to date, some of which are charities. Some registers have complementary therapy practitioners, although those we have accredited to date are not charities.