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Regulation in Iceland

Osteopathy in Iceland is a regulated healthcare profession.


In order to practise osteopathy in Iceland, individuals need to apply for a license to pratise from the Directorate of Health which holds the Register of osteopaths. The title osteopath is protected in law and can only be used on the Directorate of Health's Register. 


The Directorate of Health has a legal duty to oversee healthcare provision in Iceland, including the standards of care provided by healthcare professionals. As such the Directorate has the power to revoke, suspend or restrict the licences of health professionals.


Continuing Professional Development is not a requirement of practice.


If there are any concerns about an osteopath's conduct or competence, complaints can be made to the Directorate of Health.


Click on the link below to find out more about the Icelandic laws on the Directorate of Health, the regulation of osteopaths, and the law on health professionals: 


For further information:


Anna Björg Aradóttir
Head of Division, Supervision and Quality
Directorate of Health
Barónsstíg 47, IS – 101 Reykjavík
Tel.+354 510 1900. Fax +354 510 1919




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