Act on the Profession of Physiotherapy:
The Act on the Profession of Physiotherapy passed on 25 September 2015 came into effect on 31 May 2016.
The Act established physiotherapy as a regulated profession in Poland, the profession of physiotherapy is recognized as an independent medical profession, a physiotherapist can independently provide medical services in the area of physiotherapy.
Physiotherapeutic code of practice is set out in the Act and its secondary legislation, as well as other statutory provisions regulating the provision of health care in Poland. By virtue of law, each physiotherapist is a member of the governing organisation of physiotherapists which represents practitioners of physiotherapy and works to uphold proper standards of practice. PChP is a Warsaw-based organisational unit of the governing organisation and is granted legal personhood. Physiotherapy licence is recognised by the Polish Council of Physiotherapist which is a body of PChP. In addition, the Act explicitly prescribes that a physiotherapist is subject to disciplinary proceedings conducted by the bodies of PChP which may order temporary suspension or removal of physiotherapy licence.Act-on-the-Profession-of-Physiotherapy-dated-25-September-2015