Several healthcare professions can be carried out in Luxembourg without needing a licence to practise from the Ministry the Health.
However, these professions may be subject to a business permit or the registration of the diploma in the register of certificates.
Who is concerned
There are several unregulated healthcare professions such as:
- alternative medicine;
- tooth whitening professional, etc.;
Who is concerned
A professional healthcare practitioner who wishes to settle and practise in Luxembourg must be a national of:
- an EU Member State; or
- a Member State of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway), or Switzerland; or
- a third country and:
The professional, whatever their activity, also has to hold a Luxembourg or foreign diploma entitling them to practise the profession in question.
Before the healthcare professional can start their activity, they may have to apply for a business permit or proceed with the registration of their diploma in the register of certificates.
How to proceed
Unregulated healthcare professions can be carried out without authorisation from the Ministry of Health.
However, practising an unregulated healthcare profession may include certain gestures, interventions or techniques which may fall under under the scope of a regulated healthcare profession.
If this is the case, the professional practising an unregulated healthcare profession and carrying out such gestures, interventions or techniques runs the risk of being charged with illegal practise of medicine which is punishable under criminal law.
Forms / Online services
Who to contact
Department for Healthcare Professionals, Medical Professions and ChemistsVilla Louvigny, Allée Marconi
Phone : Physician: (+352) 247 85523; Dentist: (+352) 247 85516Fax : (+352) 46 79 60
General Directorate - SMEs, Entrepreneurship and the Internal Market (authorisations of establishment)
B.P. 535 - L-2937 Luxembourg
Phone : (+352) 247-74700Fax : (+352) 247-74701The telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 13.00 to 17.00 (not on public holidays).