Chiropractic in Switzerland | Cam-Regulation

Chiropractic in Switzerland

Chiropractors are regulated as a conventional health profession and the Federal Law on Medical Professions (MedBG) regulates chiropractor accreditation (280).

A professional chair of chiropractic, funded by their association, exists at the University of Zürich (276).

Chiropractor is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Chiropractor is a directly related regulated profession with title “Chiropractor(DE)/ chiropracticien(FR)” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 5980. General system of recognition- primary application. National legislation all regions: législation cantonale.

Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d (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:

276. Klaus von Ammon. Email: WP2 Switzerland. Bern 2011

280. Bundesgesetz über die universitären Medizinalberufe (Medizinalberufegesetz, MedBG) vom 23. Juni 2006 (Stand am 1. September 2007), (2006).

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