Unfortunately, since 1st April 2019 the federal government has ruled that naturopathy and herbal medicine cannot be claimed under private health funds. At this stage there is no acknowledgement of functional medicine or nutritional biochemistry in Australia, therefore Jasmin is still considered a naturopath and as such can no longer offer private health fund rebates.

We believe that this decision was based on flawed and biased assessment of evidence. Therefore together with our professional community and outraged members of the public, we have lobbied the government to reassess their decision – taking into account “all” of the evidence available. The government has listened and agreed to review their decision, however this will take time and at this stage their is no specified date set for the release of their review.