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Associazone Italiana Podologi (AIP) 

Contactinformation:

Address: Viale Marco Fluvio Nobiliore, 19, 00175 Roma, Italy
Tel/Fax: (+39) (0)6 228 20 23 – (+39) (0)6 228 50 47
Email: aip@tin.it
Web: www.associazionepodologi.it

AIP President: Valerio Ponti

History:

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Education

Education Process- Degree course in Podology
Years/Hours:- 3 years
Degree:- Diploma of post-secondary level
Continuous education mandatory:- Yes, regulated by Minister of Health. 150 ECM (credits) during 3years
Name of regulated profession:- Podologo
Schools:Find a school: https://www.associazionepodologi.it/

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- Yes
Allowing foreign podiatrists- It must be authorized by the health ministry
- To be able to work, you must be taken in the registry (you must have a degree)
Applicable legislation- · www.associazionepodologi.it

What you need to know about podiatry in Italy:

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 surgery
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
- Prescribes 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, D.M. 666/1994
How many podiatrists are active in Italy?
About 1200 podiatrists.
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
Yes
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
Yes, self-regulated within the association