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The Joint Consultative Committee on Medical Acupuncture (JCCMA)

The Joint Consultative Committee on Medical Acupuncture (JCCMA) is a tripartite committee with representatives from the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC), The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)).
Representatives of the three Colleges attend JCCMA meetings. Meetings are held as required.

Membership

The current membership of the JCCMA is two Medical Acupuncturists from AMAC, two GP Medical Acupuncturists nominated by the RACGP, and two rural GP Medical Acupuncturists nominated by ACRRM.

Representing AMAC
Dr Chin Chan Email: CC@cchan.com.au
Dr Ian Relf Email tromboneian@gmail.com

Representing RACGP
Dr Natasha Kustura Email: nkustura@gmail.com
Position vacant

Representing ACRRM
Dr Paul Coughlan Chair Email: paulk@tramed.com.au
Dr Bill Meyers Email: b.meyers@amac.org.au

Accredited training courses

There is one Medical Acupuncture accredited training course accredited by the JCCMA.

The Australian Medical Acupuncture Course Part 1: is an accredited course run by the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC). Medical practitioners qualify to sit the AMAC Course Part 1 examination upon successful completion of the course. This course can be undertaken over a one or two year period (approximately 270 hours), consisting of face to face workshops, online lectures and mentorship.

Further information: https://www.amac.org.au/

Following completion of the basic training course, the AMAC Course Part 1 written and clinical examinations must be successfully completed before a GP can apply for accreditation for Medical Acupuncture.

All Recognised General Practitioners practising Medical Acupuncture and invoicing against Medicare Item numbers 193, 195, 197 and 199 must be accredited by the Joint Consultative Committee for Medical Acupuncture and participate in on-going Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements to maintain their eligibility with Medicare Australia.

QI&CPD

RACGP 2017-19 triennium requirements

GPs with a medical acupuncture requirement must complete a minimum of one Category 1 activity in medical acupuncture during the 2017-19 triennium, eg.

  • Clinical audit
  • Rapid ‘plan, do study, act’ (PDSA) cycle
  • Supervised clinical attachment
  • Successful completion of a JCCMA accredited course and AMAC Course Part 1 examination

Activity calendars/reports

The RACGP QI&CPD Unit provides a calendar of activities approved for the current QI&CPD triennium. This can be accessed via the QI&CPD Activity Calendar

For medical acupuncture specific activities please refer to www.amac.org.au

JCCMA contact details

The work of the JCCMA is split into two areas:

JCCMA committee meetings discussing policy and general matters

Ms Pam Garrard
JCCMA Secretariat
RACGP, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
P: 03 8699 0577
E: jcc@racgp.org.au
If you have any issues you would like discussed, please forward the details to Ms Garrard.

QI&CPD requirements for the maintenance of accreditation with the JCCMA

QI&CPD National Unit
RACGP, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
P: 03 8699 0325
E: qicpd.national@racgp.org.au

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