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Iceland – Information

Association of Icelandic Podiatrists (FIF)

Contactinformation:

Address: Postholf 1223, 121 Reykjavid, Iceland
Tel/Fax: (+354) 897 1797
Email: fif@fotur.is
Web: www.fotur.is

FIF President: …

History:

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Education

Education Process- The education is from a private school under a curriculum from the Ministry of education
- New school started the education in podiatry in February 2016 with the same level as before

Years/Hours:- Bac + 2 years
Degree:
Continuous education mandatory:No
Name of regulated profession:- Fótaaðgerðafræðingur
Schools:Find a school: ...

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- Authorization by the Ministry of Health and Directorate of Health of Iceland
- Title and profession are protected
Allowing foreign podiatrists- Podiatrists will receive authorization to practice in Iceland if the education fulfills the demand of health authorities in their own country
Applicable legislation- .../

What you need to know about podiatry in Iceland:

 

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
All patients
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
None
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
No
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
- Manufactures orthotics
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
No
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
- Yes both profession and title
How many podiatrists are active in Iceland?
- Around 60 active all are recognized
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
No
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
Yes, self-regulated within the association