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Chiropractic in France

News - New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

23.02.2015 March 24, 2014 with consolidated versions February 5, 2015:  Three governmental decrees decided on the training of chiropractors and accreditation of training institutions in Chiropractic. Read more

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

Chiropractic is regulated in France. Ministerial Decree No. 2011-32 of 7 January 2011 allows medical doctors, midwives, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners and other practitioners to practise chiropractic.

Practitioners not being medical doctors themselves are only allowed to
treat patients after a diagnosis is made by a medical doctor (114).

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.


114. Le Premier ministre; sur le rapport du ministre du travail; de l’emploi et de la santé. Décret n° 2011-32 du 7 janvier 2011 relatif aux actes et aux conditions d’exercice de la chiropraxie. 2011 [cited 2012 March 8]; Available from:

115. Assemblé Nationale de la France. N° 3752 ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE CONSTITUTION DU 4 OCTOBRE 1958 TREIZIÈME LÉGISLATURE Enregistré à la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale le 21 septembre 2011. PROPOSITION DE LOI portant création d’un haut conseil de l’ostéopathie et de la chiropraxie.; 2011 [cited 2012 March 8]; Available from: http://www.assembleenationale. fr/13/propositions/pion3752.asp.

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