Chiropractic in Liechtenstein | Cam-Regulation

Chiropractic in Liechtenstein

The national regulation of chiropractor follows the health law from 2007 art.6, 1c and E art. 27a, b. (185). According to “Gesundheitsgesetz Art. 7 ff sowie Gesundheitsverordnung Art. 29 bis 31”(186) educational demands for chiropractors practising in Liechtenstein are:

a) a diploma documenting the accomplishment of the chiropractor educational programmes prescribed in Switzerland, or
b) an external diploma according to the list of approved international educational programmes (according to “Art. 33 des schweizerischen Medizinalberufegesetzes durch Verordnung des Departements des Inneren” (EDI)) and minimum 2 years supervised by a chiropractor.

In regulation for “Chiropraktoren”, health law E art. 27 (185) a chiropractor is legally entitled to submit medical questions of a patient to a physiotherapist if they are not convinced what will be the best treatment (185).

Chiropractor is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Chiropractor is a directly related regulated profession with title “Chiropraktiker” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 4755. General system of recognition- primary application.

Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d.
National Legislation: Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c Gesundheitsgesetz, LGBl. 2008 Nr. 30 iVm. Art. 29 ff Gesundheitsverordnung, LGBl. 2008 Nr. 39 (7, 185, 186)


5. DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22) Amended up to March 2011, (2005).

7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from:

185. Gesundheitsgesetz (GesG) vom 13.Dezember 2007. Liechtensteinisches Landesgesetzblatt 811.01, Jahrgang 2008, Nr. 30, am 31 Januar 2008, Parliament of Liechtenstein(2007).

186. Gesundheitsverordnung(GesV) vom 29. Januar 2008. Liechtensteinisches Landesgesetzblatt 811.011, Jahrgang 2008, Nr. 39, am 1 Februar 2008, Parliament of Liechtenstein(2008).

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