News – New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
Portugal passed on September 2, 2013 new regulations on Physiotherapy. Read more
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012
Physiotherapist is a regulated profession in Portugal with the title “Fisioterapeuta”. The title is protected by state legislation but not the professional activity.
The rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation.
Registration or licence to practise is not required but a code of ethics for physiotherapists has been established. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Portugal is the “Ministry of Health” (236).
Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapist is a directly regulated profession with title “Fisioterapeuta” recognized
under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 1493. General system of recognition – primary
application. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post- secondary level (3-4 years), Art 11 d (7). Useful link: http://www.acss.min-saude.pt .