Work is continuing on our application to become registered under the HPCA Act. The HPCA Working Group, comprising representatives from each of the four different Chinese Medicine organisations, is currently assessing options for the best way to move forward. The options being considered are whether to become a fully "stand alone" Regulatory Authority (RA) or whether to join with another RA for the purposes of shared registration, database and secretarial responsibilities.

Both options are being assessed in terms of practicalities as well as the financial considerations. A decision by the Working Group will be made after both options are fully investigated and discussed with our respective membership bases.