Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in Albania according to the Act on regulated professions article 5 (16) and Act on health care, article 19; Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (13). Rehabilitation Medicine is provided by a physiotherapist with a university degree. The order of MOH 2011 on professional practise of health professions, point 3, regulates that physiotherapy internship practice is 3 months (20). Sports Medicine is a form of providing health care for active sportsmen, implemented as part of health care services. The Minister of Health determines, by-laws, rules of organization and operation of the Sports Medicine Service (13). Specific therapies might still be governed by Albania's general regulation of CAM, which you can read about in our article on Albania
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