Standardization in the field of medical systems derived from ancient Chinese medicine which shall be able to share one common set of standards. Both traditional and modern aspects of these systems are covered. The committee focuses on quality and safety of raw materials, manufactured products and medical devices and of informatics, including service standards limited to involving the safe use and delivery of devices & medicine, but not into the clinical practice or application of those products.

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 249


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 249


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 249/CAG 1 Chair's Advisory Group for governance Working group
ISO/TC 249/CAG 2 Chair’s Advisory Group for working group management Working group
ISO/TC 249/JWG 1 Joint ISO/TC 249 - ISO/TC 215 WG: Informatics Working group
ISO/TC 249/WG 1 Quality and safety of raw materials and traditional processing Working group
ISO/TC 249/WG 2 Quality and safety of manufactured TCM products Working group
ISO/TC 249/WG 3 Quality of acupuncture needles and safe use of acupuncture Working group
ISO/TC 249/WG 4 Quality and safety of medical devices other than acupuncture needles Working group
ISO/TC 249/WG 5 Terminology and informatics Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee

Reference Title
ISO/TC 215/JWG 1 Joint ISO/TC 215 - ISO/TC 249 WG: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Informatics)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 249

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 249:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 62D Electromedical equipment IEC
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 304 Healthcare organization management ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 249

ISO/TC 249 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 304 Healthcare organization management ISO
ISO/TC 314 Ageing societies ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
WFAS World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies A
WHO World Health Organization A

ISO/TC 249 - Secretariat

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