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PRC WOMAN FINED FOR PRACTISING TCM, SHE IS NEITHER QUALIFIED NOR LICENSED TO DO SO

A Chinese National woman has been fined after she practised traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Singapore.

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According to the Strait Times, 62-year-old Li Li is in Singapore on a long-term visitor’s pass.

Li practised TCM on a cancer patient even though she is not a registered TCM practitioner nor is she qualified.

Background

Initially, the patient had an appointment at one of the specialist clinics located in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. But the licensed TCM practitioner was not in the clinic during the appointment.

Li who is a director of the company performed the “consultation” instead.

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The patient was seen by Li and the patient was told that her body was “heaty” and prescribed a $1,000 herbal treatment.

In Singapore, a TCM practitioner is required to be qualified and registered with TCM Practitioner Board. However, Li was neither a registered practitioner nor qualified to do so.

Anyone who is unqualified and practices TCM can be jailed for up to 6 months and fined up to a maximum of $25,000.

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