Naprapathy in Finland | Cam-Regulation

Naprapathy in Finland

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:

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).

CAM Regulation is hosted by NAFKAM

Norway's National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Read more about NAFKAM

Other websites from NAFKAM: