Osteopathy is from 1993 accepted as part of the ordinary health service by governmental
statutory regulation, and the title is protected (43, 106).
Osteopath 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 osteopath is a registered profession (105).
Osteopath is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Osteopath is a directly related regulated profession with title “Koulutettu osteopaatti / utbildad osteopat” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC(5), ID 745. General system of recognition- primary application. All regions. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of postsecondary 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: 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).
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.