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Original name: L÷g um heilbrig­isstarfsmenn nr. 34/2012
Name: Act on Health Care Professionals, No. 34/2012.
Country: Iceland
Subject(s): Nursing personnel
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-05-02
Entry into force:
ISN: ISL-2012-L-91321
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament website - Althingi, Iceland PDF of Act in Icelandic as at 20 January 2017 PDF of Act in Icelandic as at 20 January 2017 (consulted on 2012-10-11)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Welfare, Iceland PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2014-02-28)
Abstract/Citation: The objective of this Act is to ensure quality health care and patient safety by identifying requirements for education, skills and practices of health care workers. The Act is divided into the following four chapters:

Chapter I - General Provisions
Chapter II - Certified health care professionals
Chapter III - Rights and obligations of health care workers
Chapter IV - Miscellaneous provisions.

Repeals the following Laws:
- Law on Physicians, No. 53/1988;
- Law om Dentists, No. 38/1985;
- Law on Nursing No. 8/1974;
- Law on Social Work, No. 95/1990;
- Law on occupational therapy, no. 75/1977;
- Law on Midwifery No. 67/1984;
- Law on Pharmacists Act No. 35/1978;
- Law on Biomedical Scientists No. 99/1980;
- Law on Opticians, No. 17/1984;
- Law on nurses aides No. 58/1984;
- Law on physiotherapy, No. 58/1976;
- Law on social pedagogues, No. 18/1978;
- Law on on educational qualifications for workers within the health sector No. 24/1985;
- Law on psychologists, No. 40/1976;
- Law on qualifications of dental technicians No. 109/2000.
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