New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
Portugal passed on September 2, 2013 new regulations on Physiotherapy. Read more in our article on Portugal.
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012
Physiotherapist is a regulated profession in Portugal with the title “Fisioterapeuta”. The title is protected by state legislation but not the professional activity.
The rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation.
Registration or licence to practise is not required but a code of ethics for physiotherapists has been established. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Portugal is the “Ministry of Health” (236).
Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapist is a directly regulated profession with title “Fisioterapeuta” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 1493. General system of recognition – primary application. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post- secondary level (3-4 years), Art 11 d (7). Useful link: http://www.acss.min-saude.pt .
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.
236. Associacão Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas (A.P.F.). Physiotherapy in Portugal. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 20]; Available from: http://www.physio-europe.org/index.php?action=15#p.