Registration for the Order of Physiotherapists, a legal condition for the exercise of the physiotherapy activity in Portugal, under the terms of Law 122/2019, of 30 September, the Statute annexed thereto and Regulation 359/2021, of 15 February, of the Order, published in DR, 2nd, E, of 23 April, is now open.
In these terms, the Order of Physiotherapists will now proceed with the registration of physiotherapists, including requests that are sent to it by holders of the professional title of Physiotherapist already issued by the ACSS,
The ACSS, IP remains the Competent Authority within the scope of application of Directive No. 2005/36/EC, of the Parliament and Council of 7th September, in its current wording, for all requests for recognition of professional qualifications by holders of professional qualifications obtained in the European Union or the rest of the world, within the scope of Physiotherapy, until the first President takes office, which will take place after 15th November 2021, the date set for the holding of elections, as per Dispatch No. 3657/2021, of the Secretary of State Adjunct and Health, published on 31st March, in the Official Gazette, 2nd Series, 9th April.This will take place after November 15, 2021, the date defined by the Ministry for elections, as per Dispatch no. 3657/2021, from the Assistant Secretary of State and Health, of March 31, published in the DR, 2nd , of April 9.
Therefore, during this transitory period, holders of professional qualifications obtained in the European Union or in the rest of the world, within the scope of Physiotherapy, who do not yet possess the Physiotherapist license, will have to register at the ACSS, IP, in accordance with the procedure in use there and according to the EU rules, (put link), and only after that will they have to register with the Order of Physiotherapists, under the terms of Law no.No. 122/2019, of 30 September and Regulation No. 359/2021, of 15 February, of the Order, published in the DR, 2ª, E, of 23 April.