Judge rules against traditional doctors

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 July, 2007, 12:00am

Unregistered Chinese medicine practitioners have failed to have ruled unconstitutional legislation that prevents them from issuing medical certificates. The practitioners, who are listed with the Chinese Medicine Practitioners' Board but have not completed the requirements to become registered practitioners, claimed the provisions were discriminatory and that their inability to issue certificates would drive business away. But Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, in the Court of First Instance, dismissed their arguments as being without substance.