The “Natural health practitioner” is a regulated health profession in Hungary since 1997 (142) and is registered in the EU regulated professions database as:
The “Natural health practitioner” is a directly related regulated profession with the title “természetgyógyászati/nemkonvencionális tevékenység” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 14428.
General system of recognition - primary application. National Legislation: 11/1997. (V.28.) NM rendelet). Qualification level: SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course, Art. 11 b. All regions included. Qualification obtained in Germany from 2009 with a Positive Automatic General System (no compensation measures imposed (7). Useful link: http://www.professionalrecognition.hu.
Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in Hungary with the title “Fizioterápia”. The title and the professional activity are protected by the state. The rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation.
The physiotherapist must be state registrated and obtain a licence to practise. Hungary has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Hungary is the Educational Ministry (145).
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.
142. 11/1997 (V.28.) NM rendelet a természetgyógyászati tevékenység gyakorlásának egyes kérdéseiröl (Decree of the Ministry of Social Welfare on the practice of CAM), The government of Hungary(1997).
145. Association of Hungarian Physiotherapists (A.H.P.) Magyar Gyógytornászok Társasága. Pysiotherapy in Hungary. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 28]; Available from: http://www.physioeurope. org/index.php?action=15&subaction=details&member=28.