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Germany

Orthopädietechnikermeister (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Orthopädietechnikermeister
    Translation(s):
    Orthopaedic technician (master craftsperson) (EN)
    Country:
    Germany
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    None
    National legislation:

    § 1 Abs. 2 Handwerksordnung (HwO) i.V.m. Anlage A zur HwO

    Useful link:
    http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bundesrecht/hwo/gesamt.pdf

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Yes
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Selbstständige Ausübung des Orthopädietechniker-Handwerks als stehendes Gewerbe. Die Ausübung des Handwerks setzt nur voraus, dass der (technische) Betriebsleiter für das Handwerk oder für ein verwandtes Handwerk qualifiziert ist (§ 7 Abs. 1 S. 1 HwO). Eine vergleichbare Qualifikation ist auch für die Ausbildung erforderlich. Herstellung und Änderung von orthopädischen Heil-, Hilfs- und Rehabilitationsmitteln nach fachärztlicher Verordnung unter Berücksichtigung gesundheitsrechtlicher und sozialrechtlicher Vorschriften. Hierbei ist nur der Kernbereich der Tätigkeit erfasst, nicht so genannte einfache Tätigkeiten, z. B. solche, die innerhalb von drei Monaten erlernt werden können.

    Translation(s):

    Independent work as a non-travelling orthopaedic technician. This craft can be exercised provided that the (technical) branch manager has obtained the qualifications prescribed for the exercise of this craft or a related craft (Article 7 (1), p.1 of the German Crafts Code (HwO)). Anyone wishing to provide vocational training in this craft must have comparable qualifications. Producing and modifying orthopaedic devices, aids, and rehabilitation devices as prescribed by a specialist medical practitioner, and conducting these tasks in a way that is compliant with the relevant provisions of health law and welfare law. Restrictions only apply to the core duties of the occupation, not to what are defined as simple tasks, such as tasks that can be mastered after up to three months of training.

    (EN)
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