The Public Health Care Services (including registered health care professionals) are supervised by “Socialstyrelsen” according to The Patient Safety Act, chapter 7, §1 (268).

CAM treatments provided by non-registered health care professional are not covered by the official Swedish health insurance system.

Also, the CAM treatment must be documented as safe (269).

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In Sweden (Stockholm County, 2000), the most commonly used CAM therapy is massage, with 57% of the respondents reporting ever-use, followed by natural remedies (including herbs such as ginseng and Q10 remedies, etc.), chiropractic, and acupuncture (26%).

Sweden does not have a coherent policy on CAM, but certain steps during the past 30 years indicate that the country is getting closer to such a policy.

In a recent court case, the highest court acquitted a medical doctor who had prescribed homeopathic remedies to his patients.

The basis for this decision were: This court case may be seen as establishing a precedent for other cases involving the prescription or practice of CAM services by registered health care professionals.

The health and medical services in Sweden are regulated by two main acts; Hälso-och sjukvårdslagen (193) (The Health and Medical Service Act), that has been amended to Svensk förfatningssamling (SFS) 2014 (267) and Patientsäkerhetslagen (209) (The Patient Safety Act), as of January 1, 2011 (268).

These acts define which professionals are to be considered health professionals and what responsibilities they have.

Swedbank has its roots in the Swedish savings bank movement, the history of which reaches back to 1820.

The Savings Banks were founded for the purpose of contributing to increased prosperity and a more secure existence through financial planning.

CAM professionals are not governed by any explicit law or regulation other than their own professional rules of conduct.