Physiotherapy in Slovenia is a regulated profession with the title “diplomirani fizioterapevt”.
The title and the professional activity are protected by the state, and the rules of professional conduct are determined directly by the state through national legislation. The physiotherapist must be state registered and obtain a licence to practise.
The Slovenian Association of Physiotherapists has established a code of ethics for physiotherapists. The national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Slovenia is the Ministry of Health (262).
Physitoterapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Physiotherapy is a directly related regulated profession with title “Diplomirani fizioterapevt” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 6072. General system of recognition – primary application. All regions. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of postsecondary level (3-4 years), Art.11 d (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.
262. Slovenian Association of Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy in Slovenia. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2012 [cited 2012 March 19]; Available from: http://www.physioeurope.org/index.php?action=15#s.