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Helsefagarbeider (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

    Nursing Assistants and Health Care Assistants
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Health Care Worker (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Helsepersonelloven §48 1. ledd og forskrift 8. oktober 2008 nr. 1130 om autorisasjon, lisens og spesialistgodkjenning for helsepersonell med yrkeskvalifikasjoner fra andre EØS-land
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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:
    In order to secure the safety of patients, and in order to protect public health, it is necessary to make sure that only professionals who have the required qualifications and training are allowed to exercise the profession.
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    • Gi praktisk hjelp og omsorg til mennesker som trenger det • Jobbe med mennesker i alle aldre og i ulike livssituasjoner, barn, voksne og eldre mennesker med ulike funksjonshemminger, sykdommer eller behov for rehabilitering
    • Give practical help and care to people who need it • Work with people of all ages and in different life situations, children, adults and older people with various disabilities, illnesses, or in need of rehabilitation (EN)
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