• Secretariat: SAC
    Dr Zhen SANG
  • Chairperson (until end 2018):
    Dr David Trevor Graham
    Vice chairperson (until end 2018):
    Mr Yuandong Shen
  • ISO Technical Programme Manager :
    Dr Mary Lou Pelaprat
    ISO Editorial Programme Manager :
    Mrs Laura Mathew
  • Creation date: 2009


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/JWG 6 Joint ISO/TC 249 - IEC/SC 62D WG: Electromedical equipment Working group *
ISO/TC 249/TF Guidelines for Manufacturing Safe and Regular Herb Preparations in Individual Clinics 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 *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

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 administration 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 administration ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
WFAS World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies A
WHO World Health Organization A

ISO/TC 249 - Secretariat

SAC China
Standardization Administration of China
BaijiazhuangDongli Bld.13
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100026

Tel: +86 10 8226 2622
Fax: +86 10 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:
Dr Zhen SANG
Tel: 0086-21-13381896660
Fax: 0086-21-53823660