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Ergoterapeut (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

    Occupational therapist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Occupational therapist (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:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    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:
    • Arbeid med mennesker i alle aldre som, som følge av sykdom, skade eller stressende levekår enten opplever eller står i fare for å oppleve problemer med å utføre daglige oppgaver. • Målet er mestring av viktige og ønskede aktiviteter, oppfatningen av et meningsfylt liv og deltakelse i samfunnet • Utvikle og gjenopprette funksjoner og ferdigheter og tilpasse og organisere aktiviteter og omgivelser, for eksempel ved hjelp av tekniske hjelpemidler
    • Work with people of all ages who, as a result of illness, injury or stressful living conditions either experiencing or at risk of experiencing problems • performing daily tasks • The aim is the mastery of essential and desired activities, the perception of a meaningful life and participation in society • Aim: Developing and restoring functions and skills and adapting and organizing activities and surroundings, e.g. with the aid of assistive technology. (EN)
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