Osteopathy in France

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

05.02.2015
The French government has on September 12, 2014 and December 12, 2014 decided two new decrees on standards of osteopathic training required to practise as an osteopath in France. Read more


Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

The legislation provides that it is necessary to have a medical qualification to practise
osteopathy in France (116, 117).

The Ordre National des Médécins (National Medical Council) has recognized the validity of a University Diploma (DIU) of Manual Medicine (Osteopathy)(118).

In September 2011 a new bill on chiropractic and osteopathy was proposed with the
purpose of establishing a High Council of chiropractic and osteopathy. Additional medical
qualifications in osteopathy and chiropractic as well as Master’s degrees in osteopathy and chiropractic could give individuals the right to practise these therapies as distinct disciplines in themselves (115). The bill is not yet passed.

The Union of Medical Osteopaths of France, the only organization representing medical
doctors of practising osteopathy, are opposing the bill (118).