Osteopathy in United Kingdom | Cam-Regulation

Osteopathy in United Kingdom

The Osteopaths Act of 1993 (315) established the General Osteopathic Council (GOC) with the UK Statutory register of Osteopaths (316). The title 'osteopath' is protected by law and it is a criminal offence to claim to be a osteopath if not registered with GOC (316).

Osteopathy in the UK is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Osteopathy is a directly related regulated profession with the title “Osteopath” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5) ID 4381. General system of recognition - application (primary or secondary) to be defined. All regions. Qualification level: PS4 - Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years), Art. 11e (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.

315. Osteopath Act 1993, chapter 23, with amendments, The Parliament(1993).

316. General Osteopathic council (GOC). General Osteopathic Council. 2012 [cited 2012 January 11]; Available from: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/.

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