Chiropractic in Sweden | Cam-Regulation

Chiropractic in Sweden

Chiropractors are classified as a regulated health care profession in Sweden from 1989 (106) and listed as health professionals in the Patient Safety Act, Chapter 4, §1 and §5 (268).

Educational and occupational regulations can be found in the bylaw (268).

Chiropractor is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Chiropractor is a directly related regulated profession with title “Kiropractor” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 15605. General system of recognition- primary application. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11d (7).


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:

106. CAMDOC Alliance ECH ECPM ICMART and IVAA. The regulatory status of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for medical doctors in Europe. Brussels 2010 January 2010. Report No.: 2010.

268. Patientsäkerhetslag (2010:659) (The Patient Safety Act), Svensk Riksdag(2010).

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