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Diplomierte Gesundheits- und Krankenschwester/ Diplomierter Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger (Austria)

  • Generic name of profession

    harmonised training required here:
    Training of Nurse responsible for general care (Article 31 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Diplomierte Gesundheits- und Krankenschwester/ Diplomierter Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegegesetz, BGBl. I Nr. 108/1997

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General care nurse
    Qualification level:
    Free provision of services:
    No prior check of qualifications
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Pflege und Betreuung von Menschen aller Altersstufen bei körperlichen und psychischen Erkrankungen; Pflege und Betreuung behinderter Menschen, Schwerkranker und Sterbender; pflegerische Mitwirkung an der Rehabilitation, der primären Gesundheitsversorgung, der Förderung der Gesundheit und der Verhütung von Krankheiten im intra- und extramuralen Bereich; Mitarbeit bei diagnostischen und therapeutischen Verrichtungen auf ärztliche Anordnung.


    Nursing and care of people of all age groups with physical or mental illnesses; nursing and care of disabled, seriously ill or dying persons; nursing contributions to rehabilitation, primary health care, health promotion and disease prevention in intramural and extramural settings; co-operation in diagnostic and therapeutic tasks on a doctor’s orders.

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