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Bhutan Society of Physiotherapy

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The Bhutan Society of Physiotherapy has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 2019 and is part of our Asia Western Pacific region.

Year established

2018

World Physiotherapy member since

2019

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

34

Contact details

    Bhutan: a profile of the profession in 2020

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    "Ngo Kham Rigten Menche Khe Chog"/ Physiotherapist

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    Allied health professional

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    Rehabiltiation professional

    About Bhutan Society of Physiotherapy and the physiotherapy profession in Bhutan

    Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

    36

    0.48

    Per 10,000 population

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    % female

    36%

    In this country/territory

    54%

    In this region

    63%

    Globally

    Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

    34

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    % female

    41%

    In this MO

    51%

    In MOs in this region

    61%

    In MOs globally

    Physiotherapy professional entry level education

    Minimum qualification required to practice

    Bachelors degree

    Regulation

    * = Continuing Professional Development

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    Registration required to practice

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    CPD* required for re-registration

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    CPD* required for membership

    Practice

    Which authority defines scope of practice

    Ministry of Health or another government department

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    Standards of practice

    The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

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    Education for autonomous practice

    All programmes

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    Legislation to prevent private practice

    Physiotherapists are permitted to

    Direct access

    *Direct access means a person can refer themselves to a physiotherapist without referral from another health professional

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    Direct access* permitted?

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in private practice?

    Will this be reimbursed?

    n/a

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

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    Afghanistan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    235 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.27 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    48% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    38% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.35 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Not defined

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Australia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    19,031 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    14.25 (10-15)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    9 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Bahrain

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    54 (<100)

    Bangladesh

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    903 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.11 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    48% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    47% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.59 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The World Physiotherapy member organisation specific standard

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Bhutan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    34 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.48 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    41% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    36% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Public only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Cambodia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    146 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.23 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    40% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    32% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.62 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Fiji

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    59 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.02 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    80% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    67% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    5.66 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Hong Kong

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    1,026 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    4.75 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    58% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    57% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    3.36 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    India

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    48,397 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.59 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    63% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.21 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Member organisation

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The World Physiotherapy member organisation specific standard

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Indonesia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    4,998 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.62 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    68% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    63% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.86 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, Some programmes (Some)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Iran

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    2,045 (1000-10000)

    Japan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    104,610 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    10.27 (10-15)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    36% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    36% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    10.55 (10-15)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Korea (Republic of)

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    19,508 (>10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    6.79 (5-10)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    8.23 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Kuwait

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    575 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    3.87 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    62% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    78% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.21 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Macau

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    144 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    2.37 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    56% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    56% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Malaysia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    1,469 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.79 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    5.23 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Mongolia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    198 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.62 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    84% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    84% (>80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.58 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    A partnership between a regulation/licensing/registration body and your organisation (Partnership)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Myanmar

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    863 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.15 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    93% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    77% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.74 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Nepal

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    455 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.73 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    42% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    31% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.36 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    New Zealand

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    3,769 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    11.67 (10-15)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    82% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    75% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    5.12 (5-10)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Pakistan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    1,395 (1000-10000)

    Papua New Guinea

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    85 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.1 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    60% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    60% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.58 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Philippines

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    5,464 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.29 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    4.59 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Saudi Arabia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    300 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.19 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    60% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    63% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    2.97 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Singapore

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    347 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    3.58 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    73% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    72% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.77 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Sri Lanka

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    360 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.17 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    58% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    58% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.92 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Not defined

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Taiwan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    1,110 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    3.07 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    62% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    59% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    3.15 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Thailand

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    1,850 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.44 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    68% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.15 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Physical Therapy Council (Other)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    United Arab Emirates

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    314 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    2.98 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    68% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    63% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.56 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

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