Physiotherapist is a regulated profession in Norway with the title “Fysioterapeut”. The title is protected by the state, but the professional activity is not.
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.
Norway has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Norway is “The National Ministry of Health and Care Services” (224).
Physiotherapist is a directly related regulated profession with title “Fysioterapeut” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 2996. General system of recognition – primary application. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11d (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.
224. Norwegian Physiotherapist Association (NFF). Physiotherapy in Norway. The World
Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 20]; Available from: http://www.physio-europe.org/index.php?action=15#n.