Physiotherapist is a regulated and protected title in Finland (105). The professional title is “Fysioterapeutti”. Legal protection of the title and activity of physiotherapists has been established and they have founded rules of professional conduct for physiotherapists. All physiotherapist members must be registered and obtain a licence to practise physiotherapy. Finland has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The "National Authority for Medicolegal Affairs" is responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Finland (108).
Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Physiotherapy is a directly related regulated profession with title “Fysioterapeutti/ fysioterapeut” (Physiotherapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC(109) , ID 729. General system of recognition- primary application. Qualification level: PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d (7).
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.
105. No. 559/1994 Act on Health Care Professionals, amended 312/2011 on 1 May 2011, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland(1994).
108. Finnish Association of Physiotherapists FAP. Physiotherapy in Finland. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT); 2012 [cited 2012 March 29]; Available from: http://www.physio-europe.org/index.php?action=15&subaction=details&member=24.
109. DIRECTIVE 2006/123/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market, (2006).