The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed Stem Cell Treatments – A Quick Guide for Medical Practitioners to assist practitioners in discussing stem cell treatments with their patients, and the risks involved in undergoing unproven treatments.

The Quick Guide is supported by the companion document Stem Cell Treatments – Frequently Asked Questions, which provides information for patients about stem cell treatments.   

These resources provide information about the regulation of stem cell treatments in Australia that is no longer current.  While correct at the time of publication (2013), this information does not reflect changes to the Australian Biologicals Regulatory Framework that came into force from 1 July 2018. Advice will be sought from NHMRC’s Council regarding the future of these documents early in the 2018-21 triennium.

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