What State Regulation Means For You?
Statutory regulation protects the public by "promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence" (CORU 2014). Statutory regulation of physiotherapists is the responsibility of CORU, the regulatory authority established under the Health Act 2005 to regulate twelve health and social care professions including physiotherapy. Under this Act CORU is establishing Registrations Boards for each profession.
From October 1st 2018 only physiotherapists with qualifications recognised by the Physiotherapists Registration Board, who are of good character and are fit to practise, can be on this register, call themselves physiotherapists and work as physiotherapists in Ireland.