Practising as a Medical Physics
In order to practice as a Medical Physicist in the Republic of Cyprus, one must be entered in the Register of Medical Physicists by the Registrar of the Council of Medical Physics and obtain a practising licence, to the provisions of “Registration of Medical Physicists Law of 2008 (33(I)/2008), as periodically amended.
The term ‘registered medical physicists’ means a medical physics registered in the Register of Medical Physicists.
Who is Eligible
Any person shall be entitled to be entered in the Register, on payment of the fee specified, if the Council is satisfied that:
(a) he/she is a citizen of the Republic or a Member State or the spouse of a citizen of the Republic or of a Member State and is habitually resident in the Republic;
(b) holds a health certificate from a member of the Cyprus Medical Association;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence of moral obscenity;
(d) holds a university master’s degree or a degree in physical medicine recognised by the Council; or
(e) despite not possessing the qualifications referred to in paragraph (d), he/she has been practising the profession of physical medicine for, at least, the last five years prior to the entry of this Law into force.
Where to Apply
Registrar of Medical Physicists Registration Council
Ministry of Health
1 Prodromou & 17 Chilonos Str
Which Certificates must be Submitted
The original completed application form must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Original Birth Certificate;
- Certified copy/ies of Degree/s of Higher/Tertiary Education;
- Original Health Certificate from a Member of the Cyprus Medical Association;
- Original certificate that the applicant has not been convicted of an offence of moral obscenity (not exceeding 3 months from the date of issue);
- Original/Certified copy of 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;
- Copies of Attendance certificates of continuous Training and copies of publications;
A recent passport-sized photograph;
- Copy of proof of payment of application fee for the sum of €50 (Account Number: 013601020887 at the Bank of Cyprus, when paying to the bank to indicate your name and purpose of payment).
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
The non-refundable application fee is €50.
Payments for amounts due must be made by transfer to the bank account of the Medical Physicists Registration Council (Account Number: 013601020887, Bank of Cyprus).
When paying to the bank, indicate your name and the purpose of the payment.
The Council shall examine and decide on the application as soon as possible, but not more than three months after its submission.
The Registrar shall implement the decisions of the Council and shall register any applicant who has satisfied the Council with the qualifications laid down in Article 7 and, upon payment of the prescribed registration fee, issue to him/her a certificate of registration.
If the application is rejected, the Council shall draw up a reasoned decision and deliver it to the person concerned, who shall be entitled to request a review of his application by submitting his/her representations to the Council within 15 days of the date of notification of the decision rejecting it. The Council shall adopt its reasoned decision within one month of the date of submission of the representations.
Licence Validity Period
The practising licence expires after three years from the date of its 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
No registered medical physics may practice the profession unless he/she has obtained a licence from the Council to practice.
Any registered medical physics who practices the profession without holding a valid practice licence at the time of the practice of the profession is guilty of an offence and is subject to a penalty payment not exceeding eight hundred and fifty-four euros and thirty cents (€854.30).