Naprapathy is from 1994 accepted as part of the ordinary health care system and the title is protected (43). Naprapath is a regulated profession by the act on recognition of professional qualifications (193/2007)(105).
According to section 24a, a central register of health care professionals is managed by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, and naprapath is a registered profession (105).
Naprapath is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Physical therapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Naprapaatti / naprapat” (Naprapath (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC(5), ID 744. General system of recognition- primary application. Qualification level: DSE - Diploma (postsecondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C, D) , Art. 11c(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: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/regprof/index.cfm?fuseaction=regProf.index.
43. Ersdal G, CAM-CANCER consortium. How are European patients safeguarded when using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)? Jurisdiction, supervision and reimbursement status in the EEA area (EU and EFTA) and Switzerland. Tromsø: NAFKAM, University of Tromsø 2005 28 October Report No.: Report CAM 21.11.05-1.doc.
105. No. 559/1994 Act on Health Care Professionals, amended 312/2011 on 1 May 2011, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland(1994).