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Osteopathy in France

News - New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

05.02.2015 The French government has on September 12, 2014 and December 12, 2014 decided two new decrees on standards of osteopathic training required to practise as an osteopath in France. Read more

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012

The legislation provides that it is necessary to have a medical qualification to practise osteopathy in France (116, 117). The Ordre National des Médécins (National Medical Council) has recognized the validity of a University Diploma (DIU) of Manual Medicine (Osteopathy)(118). In September 2011 a new bill on chiropractic and osteopathy was proposed with the purpose of establishing a High Council of chiropractic and osteopathy. Additional medical qualifications in osteopathy and chiropractic as well as Master’s degrees in osteopathy and chiropractic could give individuals the right to practise these therapies as distinct disciplines in themselves (115). The bill is not yet passed. The Union of Medical Osteopaths of France, the only organization representing medical doctors of practising osteopathy, are opposing the bill (118).


115. Assemblé Nationale de la France. N° 3752 ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE CONSTITUTION DU 4 OCTOBRE 1958 TREIZIÈME LÉGISLATURE Enregistré à la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale le 21 septembre 2011. PROPOSITION DE LOI portant création d’un haut conseil de l’ostéopathie et de la chiropraxie. Legifrance.gouv.fr; 2011 [cited 2012 March 8]; Available from: http://www.assembleenationale. fr/13/propositions/pion3752.asp.

116. Assemblé Nationale de la France. Loi n° 2002-303 du 4 mars 2002 relative aux droits des malades et à la qualité du système de santé (1) Paris: Legifrance.gouv.fr; 2002 [cited 2012 October 16]; Available from: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexteArticle.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000000227015&idArticle=LEGIARTI000006697464&dateTexte=&categorieLien=cid.

117. Assemblé Nationale de la France. Décret n° 2007-435 du 25 mars 2007 relatif aux actes et aux conditions d’exercice de l’ostéopathie. Paris: Legifrance.gouv.fr; 2007 [cited 2012 October 16]; Available from: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000000462001&dateTexte=&categorieLien=id.

118. Osteos de France; Le Site des Médecins Ostéopathes de France. Osteos de France. Osteos de France; Le site de2012 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from: http://www.osteos.net/p08.php.

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