In line with the establishment of the Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) Council on January 16, 2017, the Secretariat of T&CM Council (SMPTK) led by the Secretary of the T&CM Council was established to assist the T&CM Council to carry out its functions.
There are 3 units in SMPTK ;
- Registration Unit
- Standard and Accreditation Unit
- Disciplinary and Ethics Unit
The functions of each SMPTK unit are as follows:
1. Registration Unit
- Planning and determining the registration requirements for local and foreign T&CM practitioners under Act 775.
- Planning and preparing guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for registration of local and foreign practitioners.
- Receiving and processing applications for local and foreign practitioners.
- Issuing Registration Certificates and Annual Practicing Certificates to registered T&CM practitioners.
- Processing of supporting letters for foreign practitioners until the registration of practitioners under Act 775 commences.
2. Standard and Accreditation Unit
- Coordinating the development and accreditation of T&CM education programmes with relevant stakeholders.
- Coordinating the development and evaluation of T&CM skills programmes with relevant stakeholders.
- Planning, developing, coordinating and monitoring of residency training for T&CM practitioners as provided under Act 775.
- Planning, developing, coordinating and monitoring of capacity building programmes for T&CM practitioners as part of registration requirements under Act 775.
- Developing a database of recognized qualifications (local and overseas) for T&CM recognized practice areas.
3. Disciplinary and Ethics Unit
- Managing matters related to disciplinary action against registered T&CM practitioners under Act 775.
- Developing a code of professional conduct, for registered T&CM practitioners.
- Organising T&CM Council meetings and matters related to it.