Draft law to strengthen TCM’s role in healthcare
A draft law calls for a strengthened role of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China’s healthcare system.
The draft law was passed earlier this month by the State Council and was submitted to the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee this week.
The draft law will support and exert TCM’s role in the whole medical system, bringing it into the country’s freeof-charge basic public health services program. It also vows to expand TCM’s role in dealing with emergency public health incidents and diseases prevention and controls, strengthening policy support for TCM, making policies to allow TCM medical fees to be covered by basic medical insurance schemes.