Rongoā Māori expert worried

over proposed therapeutics bill

With only a few days left until submissions close, a rongoā Māori practitioner and member of Wai 262 is speaking out against the proposed Therapeutic Products Bill.

Tohe Ashby (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Te Tarawa, Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu) is concerned about the impact the legislation will have on rongoā Māori, likening it to the Tohunga Supression Act.

The Government says the bill, which aims to replace the Medicines Act and Dietary Supplements Regulations, will provide risk-proportionate regulation of products.

But some have raised concerns the bill will overreach into rongoā Māori, making it difficult to both practise and access if passed.

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