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Latvia

Zobārstniecības māsa (Latvia)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Zobārstniecības māsa
    Translation(s):
    Dental nurse (EN)
    Country:
    Latvia
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    None
    National legislation:

    Likums par reglamentētajām profesijām un profesionālās kvalifikācijas atzīšanu, 2001

    Ārstniecības likums

    Useful link:
    http://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=26021; http://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=44108

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    N/A

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Yes
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    According to the Medical Treatment law health is physical, mental and social well-being, the natural basis of the existence and survival of the State and the nation.  A medical practitioner to be entitled to get involved in the provision of health care process, must meet defined qualification requirements in order to ensure qualified prophylaxis and diagnosis of diseases or injury, and also qualified medical treatment and rehabilitation of patients. Obviously, with health care professions, there are always risks associated with patient safety and public health if health care professionals act improperly or is underqualified.   If the profession were not regulated and anyone could practice a health care profession, there would be a major risk that improper activities would result in endangering the health, and even the lives, of individuals and the population at large.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Zobārstniecības māsas kompetencē ir pacientu aprūpe mutes dobuma saslimšanu gadījumos, kā arī noteikto diagnostikas un ārstēšanas procedūru nodrošināšana zobārsta uzraudzībā.

    Translation(s):

    It is the competency of dental nurse to provide oral cavity care, diagnosis and treatment under supervision of dentist.

    (EN)
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