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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.


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

Physiotherapist are regulated as health personnel and not regarded as a CAM profession in Denmark (86). The professional title “Fysioterapeut” is protected, but the professional
activity is not protected. A physiotherapist must have an authorization to practise and
agreements with the social security authorities to obtain reimbursement for the patients.

Rules of professional conduct are established by the association “Danske Fysioterapeuter” who apply jurisdiction. The association has developed a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Denmark is the Ministry of Health (92).

Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Fysioterapeut”
(Physiotherapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 380. General system of recognition – primary application. National legislation: Order NO 631 of 30 August 1991 concerning the Therapy Assistent’s’ Act. Qualification level – PS3 –Diploma of postsecondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d. (7, 86).
Useful webpage: http://le.iu.dk/DetailEN.aspx?aIdErhverv=21

The public health care scheme partly pays for treatment by physiotherapists, but persons
who have serious physical disabilities due to illness may receive physiotherapy free of
charge. The treatment is only subsidized if it has been prescribed by a general practitioner (81).