The Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel
Postbox 8053 Dep, 0031
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
In Norway there is only one governemental regulating body, who register all health professionals in Norway. In Norway there is also only one legislative Act, which regulate all health professionals and there is one central database, with all registered health professionals in Norway.
In Norway there are 29 regulated professions in the health care
services, of which the medical laboratory technologist
(bioingeniør) is one.
With a population of about 4.9 millions, there are authorised 6 887 medical laboratory technologists in Norway. Of those is 6 510 with education from Norway, 242 with education from another Nordic country (Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Iceland), 70 with education from an EEA country outside the Nordic countries and 65 with education from a country outside EEA.
Registration as health professional in Norway gives the right to
use the professional title. There is in other words a monopoly of
title. It is no monopoly of methods in Norway:
The health professional act does not regulate what the health personnel can do, but health professionals shall conduct their work in accordance with the requirements to professional responsibility and diligent care that can be expected based on their qualifications, the nature of their work and the situation in general.
The legal framework requires responsible conduct and the health
professional act article 4 says:
"Health personnel shall conduct their work in accordance with the requirements to professional responsibility and diligent care that can be expected based on their qualifications, the nature of their work and the situation in general.
Health personnel shall act in accordance with their professional qualifications, and assistance shall be obtained and patients shall be referred on to others if this is necessary and possible. If the patient's needs so indicate, the profession shall be performed through co-operation and inter-action with other qualified personnel."
This has given Norway a flexible system, which enables employers to deploy professionals flexible and avoids professional rivalry.
Regulation in Norway is divided with three authorities:
The Norwegian Health Professional Act - Article 48 says:
"The right to be granted an authorisation following an application belongs to anyone who:
The right to be granted an authorisation following an application also belongs to anyone who:
With this legal regulation Norway divides the applicants into four groups:
The education in Norway is in accordance with the Norwegian act relating to universities and university colleges article 3-2 and the regulation in accordance with the law: The regulation gives the national framework for qualifications and objectives for degree courses and professional training courses
For Medical Laboratory Technologist is like this:
Between the Nordic countries we have had The Nordic Agreement for Common Labour Market for Health Care Professionals and Veterinary Surgeons since the 1950s. In the agreements article 12 a, about Medical Laboratory Technologist the Nordic countries have harmonised the educations for this professions
If an applicant with on of these educations from another Nordic country is authorised in one country he or she will be given automatic authorisation in the other countries.
The application has to be handled in accordance with the regulation in directive 2005/36/EU
The medical laboratory technologist is not a harmonised education in EU. SAFH must therefore compare the applicant's qualification with the norwegian education for Medical Laboratory Technologist
The applicant must provide attestations of competence or evidence of formal qualifications that shall satisfy:
Compensation measures can be decided. Article 13 does not preclude the host Member State from requiring the applicant to complete an adaptation period of up to three years or to take an aptitude test if:
According to norwegian legislation the qualification must be
approximately equal to the norwegian education, or the applicant
must have recieved the necessary qualifications to work as a
medical laboratory technologist in Norway to be given authorisation
in Norway with qualifications from a country outside EEA.
A license or work experience in an EU country is relevant when these applications are treated.
Anna Smith, Medical Laboratory Technologist from f.ex. Poland or the UK applies to SAFH for an authorisation as "boingeniør"
Enclosed with Anna's application there have to be documentation of:
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