Practising as a Chiropractor
In order to practice as a Chiropractor in the Republic of Cyprus, one must be entered in the Register of Chiropractors by the Registrar of Chiropractors, to the provisions of “The Registration of Chiropractors Law of 1991 (62/1991)”, as periodically amended.
The term “registered chiropractor” means a person who is registered as a chiropractor under the provisions of the above law.
Who is Eligible
Any natural person shall be entitled to register as a chiropractor, provided that the Registrar of Chiropractors’ is satisfied that the following are met:
(a) is a citizen of the Republic, a spouse or child of a citizen of the Republic and is habitually resident in Cyprus or is a national of a Member State;
(b) is at least 21 years old;
(c) has a good character;
(d) has a degree, diploma or certificate recognised by the country where it was obtained and the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.).
Where to Apply
The application form must be submitted directly to the Competent Authority:
The Registrar of Chiropractors’
Ministry of Health
1 Prodromou and 17 Chilonos Str,
Tel: +357-22605351, +357-22605409
Which Certificates must be Submitted
Certificates to accompany the Application for Registration in the Register of Chiropractors:
1. Identity card/Passport;
3.Certificate of recognition of the degree/diploma by the KY.S.A.T.S.;
4. License for practicing the profession from the Member State of Origin;
5. Certificate of good knowledge of the Greek language (B2 level);
6. Certificate of Clear Criminal Record (not exceeding 3 months from the date of issue) or corresponding from the competent authorities of his/her country;
7. Marriage certificate for candidates who are not citizens of the Republic of Cyprus / a Member State and who have entered into a marriage with a citizen of the Republic/ a Member State;
8. Proof of payment of application fee for the sum of €40.
The originals must be produced on-site in case of non-certified photocopies and translated into Greek or English where necessary.
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
The application fee is €40.00 and is payable with the application.
The Registrar of Chiropractors’ shall certify receipt of the application within one month of such receipt and inform the person concerned of any missing documents.
The Registrar of Chiropractors’ shall decide on the registration of the person concerned in the Register within three months of the date on which the application and accompanying documents have been duly submitted.
If the application is rejected, the Registrar of Chiropractors’ shall draw up a reasoned decision and deliver it to the person concerned.
Licence Validity Period
The practicing licence expires on 31/12 of the year of issue.
Dispute with the Competent Authority's Decision
How to File an Administrative Action
Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision
A person who is not satisfied by a Council decision may, within twenty (20) days of the date on which the Council’s decision is notified to him/her, challenge that decision by written Administrative Action to the Minister of Health; this provision is regulated in the Health Professionals Registration Councils (Exercise of Hierarchical Administrative Action) Law of 2017.
Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative Court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.
Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.
The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action
After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.
How to Appeal
An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such a decision was given.
At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated.
However, such a revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.
The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.
Legislation & Obligations
Which Laws and Regulations Apply
What are my Obligations
The main obligations of registered chiropractors are the renewal of the annual licence to practice and compliance with the provisions of the legislation.