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Your voice counts!

13 Jun 2019 4:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dear Member

Time is running out!

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) public consultation on Complementary and Unconventional Medicine and Emerging Treatments will conclude on 30th June 2019. 

Recently, in collaboration with ‘Your Health Your Choice’ (YHYC), CMA created a simplified response form to encourage public submissions to the MBA. We;ve already had over 8,000 submissions - what an amazing effort! 

But the MBA submission deadline is looming and we strongly encourage CMA members to help this campaign exceed 10,000 submissions. 

What you can do: 

1 Share this link on your social media accounts

2 Email your database with a link to YHYC form and ask your database not only to fill in the form, but to also encourage their family, friends and/or patients to do the same. 

What makes the YHYC submission process unique? 

YHYC have simplified the submissions process by creating a unique form to allow people to generate a personalised email, which is then automatically forwarded to the MBA on their behalf. To motivate people to take action, we suggest that they share their positive stories/experiences with integrative healthcare. The YHYC form also: 

1 Ensures the best quality submissions are received by providing prompts on what to include 

2 Requests permission to send a copy of the submission to the current health and assistant health ministers 

3 Auto generates personalised emails to the MBA which shows the form submitter's name as the sender providing their email to reply to. 

4 Ensures each submission requests the MBA maintains the status quo (Option 1). 

In February 2019, YHYC initiated a similar campaign that generated 13,324 personalised emails to Minister Hunt, State LNP Senators and LNP Federal Members. This public pressure was the primary reason Minister Hunt instigated a $2 million review update, with a view to reinstate rebates for “certain” therapies. 

We hope that similar public pressure will see the MBA maintain current guidelines (Option 1). 

Thank you for your time, thank you for being heard!

Team CMA

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