Michael Taromina

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Michael Taromina, Esq., is an expert in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine law, ethics, and regulations. For over two decades, he has litigated, educated, advocated, and authored for the advancement and protection of the AOM profession in the United States. Michael serves as the Chair of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. In this capacity, he co-drafted NCCAOM’s Code of Ethics and Grounds for Discipline and currently oversees the adjudication of misconduct cases from all over the country. 

Michael has also served as pro bono legal counsel to many AOM state and national associations. 

Topic: Legal and Ethical Liability in TCM(Two-Hour Lecture in English)

In the highly competitive and regulated field of alternative health care, an ethical complaint or lawsuit is not always the result of a practitioner\’s intentionally bad behavior or lapse of judgment. Experienced and careful TCM practitioners routinely face the prospect of damaging professional disciplinary actions, safety violations and/or litigation because they failed to receive proper training and utilize effective risk management strategies. This program will provide a comprehensive overview of state and national regulations and how to avoid common legal and ethical pitfalls. Attendees will gain insight into real cases and complaints throughout the United States and a roadmap of effective risk management, safety, and litigation prevention strategies from an expert attorney with decades of experience in the field of TCM.