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Popular Legislative Initiative to regulate Traditional Medicines in Spain

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The Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Deputies has accepted the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) which aims to achieve the regulation of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines (TMCI) in Spain.

It requires 500,000 signatures from Spanish citizens.

The objective of this ILP is none other than to regulate TCIM within a legal framework which promotes both research and training, promotes good professional practices and guarantees the health security of the population in this area.

For this ILP to reach the plenary session of the Lower House of Parliament and be approved, it takes 7 months to collect a total of 500,000 signatures from Spanish citizens. These signatures can be deposited physically at the points provided (card) or digitally (on this site).

The creation and implementation of the Pro Law MTCI Platform, of which the Natural Therapies Foundation is a project that aims to promote a law regulating natural therapies in Spain (Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines MTCI as defined by the WHO) , and which has already been admitted for processing by the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Deputies.

The Spanish Constitution allows the direct participation of citizens in the process of drafting state laws. This procedure is known as the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP). In order for the ILP to thrive in the Spanish parliament, it must be accompanied by a minimum of 500,000 signatures from Spanish citizens over the age of 18, which must be collected within a maximum period of 9 months. Once these signatures have been obtained, they will be delivered and verified at the Congress of Deputies for further parliamentary processing.

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