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Heilpraktiker / Heilpraktiker: Permission to use the professional title

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The license entitles the holder to use the professional title "Heilpraktikerin/Heilpraktiker". The sectoral licenses only entitle the holder to practise medicine in the restricted area.
The practice of medicine is any professional or commercial activity to diagnose, cure or alleviate illness, suffering or physical injury in humans, even if it is carried out in the service of others.

The following professional titles are currently awarded in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • Heilpraktiker/in,
  • alternative practitioner limited to the field of psychotherapy or
  • alternative practitioner limited to the field of physiotherapy.

Who should I contact?
  • The application must be submitted to the health authority of the district or city responsible for the place of residence.
  • Procedure: In Schleswig-Holstein, the knowledge check is carried out centrally by the district of Nordfriesland. The health authority responsible for your place of residence will register you with the district of NF (health authority). From there you will receive an invitation to the knowledge check. The result of the knowledge check will be reported back to the health authority responsible for you by the NF district (health authority).
  • Public health services and health authorities in Schleswig-Holstein
Which documents are required?

The following documents must be submitted in full at least 2 months before the written examination :

  • Application for a license in accordance with the Heilpraktikergesetz.
  • Declaration that
    • no other authority has received an application under the HP Act which has not yet been decided upon.
    • no judicial or public prosecution proceedings with a direct or indirect connection to the activity applied for are pending (self-declaration).
  • Copy of the identity card
  • certified proof that you have at least a secondary school leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification (completed primary school education)
  • an original extended police clearance certificate(document type OE) (not older than 3 months at the time of the written check) (note: you will need a corresponding certificate from your health authority to apply)
  • an original medical certificate (not older than 3 months at the time of the written check) must be submitted later!
  • brief curriculum vitae
  • for applicants according to the workplace principle: As this is an exception, the application must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the facts on the basis of which the profession of alternative practitioner is to be practiced in the requested catchment area in the future. The declaration must be credible and clearly comprehensible . In addition, the reasons why the application was not submitted at the place of residence must be stated. In the case of a residence outside Schleswig-Holstein, the intention to open a practice in the requested catchment area is not credible if the current residence is retained. (Note: if false information is provided intentionally, an entry will be made in the Federal Central Register and the permit may be withdrawn). Corresponding proof must be enclosed with the application.
  • In addition, if the examination is limited to the field of physiotherapy, the certified professional certificate must also be submitted.
What are the fees?
  • Fees are charged.
  • 175€, written knowledge test
  • 225€, oral-practical knowledge examination (incl. 60€ compensation for the medical practitioner provided by the Heilpraktikerverband)
  • plus fee for obtaining a license (information can be obtained from the health authority responsible for your place of residence)
Legal basis
  • Law on the professional practice of medicine without a license (Heilpraktikergesetz),
  • First Implementing Ordinance to the Act on the Professional Practice of Medicine without Appointment (Heilpraktikergesetz - HeilprGDV 1),
  • First Implementing Ordinance to the Act on the Professional Practice of Medicine without Appointment (Heilpraktikergesetz - HeilprGDV SH 1).
Applications / forms

Information on the application procedure can be obtained from the district or independent city in which you wish to work.
Information and dates for the alternative practitioner examination by the district of Nordfriesland as well as a catalog of subjects for the knowledge examinations can be found on the website of the district of Nordfriesland.

What else should I know?

In addition to the formal requirements, such as age and school-leaving qualification, a check is carried out to determine whether the applicant recognizes the limits of his/her curative powers as a non-physician, i.e. whether he/she knows what he/she must refrain from doing in order not to harm his/her patient and when the patient must be referred to a doctor (knowledge check).
The authorization is sent to the applicant. If facts subsequently arise that would justify a refusal of the permit, the district/city in which you submitted the application may revoke this permit on the basis of Section 7 HeilprGV in conjunction with Section 117 (2) No. 3 LVwG.

Notes:

  • The applicant must have reached the age of 25 when the permit is issued.
  • The permit is issued by the responsible health authority after a successful review procedure (written and oral-practical).
  • Under certain circumstances (illness on the day of the examination documented by a medical certificate or certain exceptional circumstances), participation in the registered examination may be postponed to a later date. In all other cases (e.g. not enough time to study) the examination cannot be postponed.
  • If you are absent without excuse on the day of the examination, the permit applied for may be refused for a fee.

Special features for graduate psychologists:


If you have graduated from a German university with a degree in psychology and have taken and passed the subject of clinical psychology, you can generally obtain a non-medical practitioner license limited to the field of psychotherapy without having to take part in a knowledge test for non-medical practitioners (case law: BVerG of 10.02.1983 (NJW 1984, 1414)).
The aforementioned application documents must be submitted in full in this case. In addition, a certified copy of your diploma certificate and the degree certificate from the university showing that you have taken and passed the subject Clinical Psychology.
Please note in your application that you are applying for a non-medical practitioner license limited to the field of psychotherapy as a qualified psychologist . According to the German Quality Framework (DQR), a Master's degree course and the Diplom degree course correspond to level 7. A Bachelor's degree course is therefore not sufficient for analogous recognition on file.

Special features for physiotherapists:


If you have a license as a physiotherapist and would like to apply for the limited knowledge examination for the Heilpraktiker in the field of physiotherapy, please note that with this Heilpraktiker license you are still only allowed to carry out the treatments that you are allowed to use as a physiotherapist. The non-medical practitioner license in the field of physiotherapy only offers you the opportunity to carry out the treatments that you previously carried out on a doctor's prescription on your own responsibility as a non-medical practitioner without a doctor's prescription. If you use procedures that are not permitted to you as a physiotherapist, you may be committing a criminal offense. If you wish to use therapy procedures (e.g. osteopathy) that you are not permitted to use as a physiotherapist, you must obtain an unrestricted (large) alternative practitioner's license.

Special features for physiotherapists working in the field of osteopathy:

In the ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf dated 08.09.2015 (I-20 U 236/13), the practice of osteopathic activities was classified as the practice of medicine. This means that the practice of osteopathy is only permitted by doctors and alternative practitioners. Physiotherapists who wish to carry out osteopathic activities in the past and in the future must therefore acquire an unrestricted (large) alternative practitioner's license in accordance with the current legal situation.

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Who should I contact?

  • The application must be submitted to the health authority of the district or city responsible for the place of residence.
  • Procedure: In Schleswig-Holstein, the knowledge check is carried out centrally by the district of Nordfriesland. The health authority responsible for your place of residence will register you with the district of NF (health authority). From there you will receive an invitation to the knowledge check. The result of the knowledge check will be reported back to the health authority responsible for you by the NF district (health authority).
  • Public health services and health authorities in Schleswig-Holstein

Which documents are required?

The following documents must be submitted in full at least 2 months before the written examination :

  • Application for a license in accordance with the Heilpraktikergesetz.
  • Declaration that
    • no other authority has received an application under the HP Act which has not yet been decided upon.
    • no judicial or public prosecution proceedings with a direct or indirect connection to the activity applied for are pending (self-declaration).
  • Copy of the identity card
  • certified proof that you have at least a secondary school leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification (completed primary school education)
  • an original extended police clearance certificate(document type OE) (not older than 3 months at the time of the written check) (note: you will need a corresponding certificate from your health authority to apply)
  • an original medical certificate (not older than 3 months at the time of the written check) must be submitted later!
  • brief curriculum vitae
  • for applicants according to the workplace principle: As this is an exception, the application must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the facts on the basis of which the profession of alternative practitioner is to be practiced in the requested catchment area in the future. The declaration must be credible and clearly comprehensible . In addition, the reasons why the application was not submitted at the place of residence must be stated. In the case of a residence outside Schleswig-Holstein, the intention to open a practice in the requested catchment area is not credible if the current residence is retained. (Note: if false information is provided intentionally, an entry will be made in the Federal Central Register and the permit may be withdrawn). Corresponding proof must be enclosed with the application.
  • In addition, if the examination is limited to the field of physiotherapy, the certified professional certificate must also be submitted.

What are the fees?

  • Fees are charged.
  • 175€, written knowledge test
  • 225€, oral-practical knowledge examination (incl. 60€ compensation for the medical practitioner provided by the Heilpraktikerverband)
  • plus fee for obtaining a license (information can be obtained from the health authority responsible for your place of residence)

Legal basis

  • Law on the professional practice of medicine without a license (Heilpraktikergesetz),
  • First Implementing Ordinance to the Act on the Professional Practice of Medicine without Appointment (Heilpraktikergesetz - HeilprGDV 1),
  • First Implementing Ordinance to the Act on the Professional Practice of Medicine without Appointment (Heilpraktikergesetz - HeilprGDV SH 1).

Applications / forms

Information on the application procedure can be obtained from the district or independent city in which you wish to work.
Information and dates for the alternative practitioner examination by the district of Nordfriesland as well as a catalog of subjects for the knowledge examinations can be found on the website of the district of Nordfriesland.

What else should I know?

In addition to the formal requirements, such as age and school-leaving qualification, a check is carried out to determine whether the applicant recognizes the limits of his/her curative powers as a non-physician, i.e. whether he/she knows what he/she must refrain from doing in order not to harm his/her patient and when the patient must be referred to a doctor (knowledge check).
The authorization is sent to the applicant. If facts subsequently arise that would justify a refusal of the permit, the district/city in which you submitted the application may revoke this permit on the basis of Section 7 HeilprGV in conjunction with Section 117 (2) No. 3 LVwG.

Notes:

  • The applicant must have reached the age of 25 when the permit is issued.
  • The permit is issued by the responsible health authority after a successful review procedure (written and oral-practical).
  • Under certain circumstances (illness on the day of the examination documented by a medical certificate or certain exceptional circumstances), participation in the registered examination may be postponed to a later date. In all other cases (e.g. not enough time to study) the examination cannot be postponed.
  • If you are absent without excuse on the day of the examination, the permit applied for may be refused for a fee.

Special features for graduate psychologists:


If you have graduated from a German university with a degree in psychology and have taken and passed the subject of clinical psychology, you can generally obtain a non-medical practitioner license limited to the field of psychotherapy without having to take part in a knowledge test for non-medical practitioners (case law: BVerG of 10.02.1983 (NJW 1984, 1414)).
The aforementioned application documents must be submitted in full in this case. In addition, a certified copy of your diploma certificate and the degree certificate from the university showing that you have taken and passed the subject Clinical Psychology.
Please note in your application that you are applying for a non-medical practitioner license limited to the field of psychotherapy as a qualified psychologist . According to the German Quality Framework (DQR), a Master's degree course and the Diplom degree course correspond to level 7. A Bachelor's degree course is therefore not sufficient for analogous recognition on file.

Special features for physiotherapists:


If you have a license as a physiotherapist and would like to apply for the limited knowledge examination for the Heilpraktiker in the field of physiotherapy, please note that with this Heilpraktiker license you are still only allowed to carry out the treatments that you are allowed to use as a physiotherapist. The non-medical practitioner license in the field of physiotherapy only offers you the opportunity to carry out the treatments that you previously carried out on a doctor's prescription on your own responsibility as a non-medical practitioner without a doctor's prescription. If you use procedures that are not permitted to you as a physiotherapist, you may be committing a criminal offense. If you wish to use therapy procedures (e.g. osteopathy) that you are not permitted to use as a physiotherapist, you must obtain an unrestricted (large) alternative practitioner's license.

Special features for physiotherapists working in the field of osteopathy:

In the ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf dated 08.09.2015 (I-20 U 236/13), the practice of osteopathic activities was classified as the practice of medicine. This means that the practice of osteopathy is only permitted by doctors and alternative practitioners. Physiotherapists who wish to carry out osteopathic activities in the past and in the future must therefore acquire an unrestricted (large) alternative practitioner's license in accordance with the current legal situation.

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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