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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Belgium with the professional title
“Kinesitherapeut(e)”. The title and the professional activity are protected by the law.
National legislation is found in “Article 21 bis of the Royal Decree number 78 about the
professional practice of health care” (47).

Physiotherapists are regulated therapists working on prescription of a physician. In Belgium many physiotherapists practise osteopathy or chiropractic, but also other “non-recognized” CAM therapies (45). The rules of professional conduct (code of ethics) are determined directly by the Ministry of Public Health through national legislation. Belgium requires a registration to practise by the Ministry of Public Health, which is the national authority responsible for the physiotherapy profession in Belgium (51).

Physiotherapy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Physiotherapy is a directly related regulated profession with title “kinésithérapeute/
kinesitherapeut” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 160. General system of
recognition: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years), Art. 11 d.

National legislation: Article 21bis del’arrêté royal n° 78 relatif à l’exercice des professions des soins de santé / Artikel 21bis van het koninklijk besluit nr. 78 betreffende de uitoefening van de gezondheidsberoepen (7).
Useful webpage: http://www.juridat.be/cgi_loi/loi_F.pl?cn=1967111008.