Law 26/2013, Of 19 December, On The Modification Of The Law 6/2008, May 15, On The Exercise Of Liberal Professions And Educational Institutions And Professional Associations

Original Language Title: llei 26/2013, del 19 de desembre, de modificació de la Llei 6/2008, del 15 de maig, d’exercici de professions liberals i de col·legis i associacions professionals

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Law 26/2013, of 19 December, on the modification of the law 6/2008, May 15, on the exercise of liberal professions and professional associations and colleges since the General Council at its session of 19 December 2013 has approved the following: preamble: the General Council, in the session of May 15, 2008 , approved the law 6/2008, May 15, on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, bearing in mind that, as is clear from the preamble of the aforementioned Law, a new and more comprehensive regulation of the exercise of liberal professions and, at the same time, it was necessary to adapt the Andorran legal system in the European framework in the field of recognition of qualifications. Until then, the regulatory policy on the matter was the Decree of the exercise of liberal professions, approved by the General Council on 11 July 1977, the content of which had become partially misfit or, in any case, incomplete, in order to regulate satisfactorily the exercise of liberal professions in accordance with the social and economic reality of the Principality of Andorra, and in accordance with its associative slope , both from the point of view of private and schoolboy.

In this sense, the law 6/2008, in the titles I and II, after defining the concept of "liberal profession", establishes the conditions and requirements for access to its financial year, and lists the rights and duties that have or must meet the professionals. Then, the title III of the law refers in detail to the professional associations and regulates, and title IV does the same with respect to the professional associations. The title V creates and determines the basic rules relating to the registration of Professionals, schools and professional associations. Finally, title VI is responsible for Envisioning the disciplinary regime in the exercise of liberal professions, on the one hand, and schoolboy, on the other hand.

Law 6/2008 has been the subject of a recent specific amendment, on the merits of the law 10/2012, June 21, foreign investment in the Principality of Andorra. Specifically, it has replaced the need to prove effective and uninterrupted residence for twenty years in the Principality of Andorra, as one of the requirements for access to the exercise of a liberal profession, in such a way that by now is sufficient proof of the effective and permanent residence, without prejudice to the need to attend the deal of reciprocity that allows the effective exercise of the profession to the Andorran national liberal in the State of origin of the applicant. On the other hand, it has also modified the possibility to grant authorisations for the exercise of liberal professions, by special rating by Decree, persons who do not meet the residency requirements and, currently, of reciprocity, eliminating any reference and introducing the necessary concurrence of criteria of experience, qualification, professional and business reputation or the specific needs of the country.

In any case, the law 6/2008, approved just five years ago and accounted for, and partially modified more recently, as has been detailed, has taken a significant step forward in the regulation of the exercise of liberal professions and of the legal entities in which professionals can show or partner, taking into account that offers a complete legal framework and detailed in this sense In addition, suitable and adapted to the current social and economic circumstances in which the professionals are having a great impact on production and the transmission of knowledge, and a very important weight in the economic activity of the country. However, the practical application of the law 6/2008 since it came into force, and also from the new situation arising from the process of economic opening undertaken in the last two years, has revealed some shortcomings or unconformities had to solve in order to grant a greater legal security to professionals and other people or in the public administration with whom you interact in carrying out their own functions.

Thus, and in the first place, it has been confirmed that it was inappropriate to qualify as a liberal profession which is exercised not only for themselves, but also for foreign account. And taking into account that the law 6/2008, with good sense, regulates both exercise regimes, it was necessary to replace the term "liberal" to "entitled or titled". Therefore, and to this end, we have modified the title of the same law 6/2008, the titles of the title II and chapter I of title VI, the content of several articles and the second additional provision, as well as the content of the article 3 of the law of the rate on the register of holders of economic activities, the 20th of December, 1995.

On the other hand, with regard to title I of law 6/2008, has been completed the contents of article 1, focusing on the fact that the law regulates not only exercise, but also access to certified professions, and has been stated and limited concept of "profession entitled" which is contained in article 2. In this sense, it has been highlighted that what characterized the profession entitled is the necessary application of knowledge and techniques of a science or branch of knowledge in your exercise, and that to do this you need to be in possession of an official academic degree of higher education studies.

In relation to title II of the law 6/2008, an attempt was made to improve the drafting of article 4, in particular, of what is meant by "professional degree", detailing the benefit so far is said to be carried out in the public sphere is in the field of public administration. With regard to article 5 of the law 6/2008, has exported more than access to the exercise of the profession entitled must be channelled through the obtaining of appropriate authorization, and it has taken advantage of the opportunity to rehash the modification introduced in the merits of the law 10/2012. Equally and with respect to the health professions, has introduced the need for prior has been retrieved from the entry in the register of existing Health Professionals. Finally, and without prejudice to having kept the subject to reciprocal treatment in order to authorize qualified professionals and residents who are not of Andorran nationality, as expected the amendment to the law 10/2012, have wanted to include exceptions to correct wrongs not justified.


We have also added a new article 5 bis which creates the Technical Committee for assessment of the performance of certified Professions, as a consultative, non-binding and emits a mandatory report, about the concurrence of the requirements for obtaining the profession entitled.

Article 6 of law 6/2008, which refers to the requirements of exercise, has been modified in part, in the sense of including the obligation of registration in the register of Professions Entitled, colleges and professional associations, which until now it was scheduled as a requirement for access to the profession, and it has introduced a new article 6 bis that, for the first time, regulates the exercise of short-lived a profession entitled to part of a non-resident professional , namely, when does not exceed thirty days per calendar year. With regard to article 8, it has moved the provisions currently set out in paragraph 2 and 3 of article 6, taking into account that the same provisions are configured as a duty of the professional degree in the exercise of the profession, not as a requirement to be able to exercise it. In relation to article 9 of the law 6/2008, has wanted to improve the wording of the paragraph relative to the insurance duty for qualified professionals who work on behalf of a public administration and has been made to extend to those who work for someone else in the system of wage earners; in both cases it is precisely that this duty must be assumed by the one for which they provide their services. Article 11 of law 6/2008, governing the infiltration and the irregular professional activities, it has also been modified, refonent the former sections 2 and 3 into a single section to improve the systematics.

In relation with the professional associations, the regulation of which is found in title III of the law 6/2008 modified on time and in the first place, article 15, which requires that one of the requirements for creating a school is the existence of a number of professionals in exercise sufficiently broad to justify it, without the need for as that exercise free nature. Likewise, in accordance with the amendment introduced in articles 2 and 5, has made clear that only you can create professional bodies in the case of professions for the exercise of which requires an academic degree of higher education studies. Also modified the wording of article 23 of the law 6/2008, relating to the appeals against the acts and agreements of the professional associations, to strengthen the guarantees of the appellant and the legal security necessary in this matter.

The modification of the terms of "profession" or "liberal" by professional of "profession entitled" or "qualified professional" means the change in the designation of the registry that is regulated in title V of law 6/2008, and which is also referenced in several articles of the law 6/2008 and the law of the rate on the register of the holders of economic activities; for this reason, appropriate amendments have been introduced in this regard. Thus, this record happens to be the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations, and it is for this reason that modifies the title of title V and article 38 of the law 6/2008. At the same time and with regard to the latter article, it has been considered appropriate, for reasons of legal certainty and reliability to the register, which in the first section of the record there are registered all qualified professionals who have obtained the permission of the relevant financial year. It has also been decided to assign the registry definitively and unit to the Ministry in charge of Justice, responsible for legal entities.

With regard to Title VI of the law 6/2008, has been made a timely correction of the article 43, for the purpose of extending the competence of the Government to the exercise of the disciplinary system, and has been modified by article 45 of law 6/2008 to match the very serious offence corresponding to the professional without qualifications enabling the change operated in this area. Finally, we have modified the articles 46 and 47, relating to serious offences and minor respectively, to incorporate two new; This should allow you to punish the professional who does not comply with the obligations imposed on the exercise of short-lived, despite having the required qualifications, and punish together in all cases the acts of intrusion or irregular professional activities.

At the same time, they have introduced several changes in the second additional provision of law 6/2008, which regulates the permits the exercise of professions entitled by special rating, based on the modification that was to operate the law 10/2012, to allow more flexibility and adaptation to the specific cases that make the object of these authorizations. Indeed, it is expected that these authorizations may be limited in time, without prejudice to open the door to the granting of permanent permits, while in the latter case conditioned on compliance with the requirement of effective and permanent residence and to the maintenance of this residence during the term of the authorization granted.

Finally, this law, on the merits of its first additional provision, change three articles of the law on the register of holders of economic activities, to clarify, among other points, they only have to meet the corresponding fee are registered in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations as professionals exercents for themselves, and to remove the three-year moratorium on the payment of the fee for each profession of taxpayers registered in the mentioned, without prejudice to that entered a transitional provision for all professionals licensed and registered before the entry into force of this law.

Article 1 Amendment of the title modifies the title of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "law 6/2008, of 15 may, in the exercise of professions and professional associations and colleges graduates."

Article 2 modifying article 1 modifies article 1 of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 1.

The object of the law


The law is intended to regulate the access to and the exercise of professions entitled to the Principality of Andorra, as well as the Organization and functioning of colleges and professional associations who develop their activity. "

Article 3 amendment to article 2 modifies article 2 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 2.

Concept of profession entitled Are certified professions which are characterized by the application of knowledge and techniques of a science or a branch of knowledge, for the exercise of which, by the very nature or by legal requirement, you must be in possession of an official academic degree of higher education studies of Andorra or recognized in the Principality of Andorra. "

Article 4 modification of article 3 modifies the article 3 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 3.

Exercise regime certified professions can be Association or not, without prejudice to the exercise of the right of Association. Collegiate professions are those which, in accordance with the law, are part of a schoolboy.

Associated professions are those which, in accordance with the legislation in force, are part of a professional association. "

Article 5 amendment of title II modifies the wording of the title II of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "title II. Exercise of professions entitled "Article 6 amendment of article 4 modifies the article 4 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms:" Article 4.

Professional practice 1. The professional degree is defined, for the purposes of this law, as the provision to the public, usually paid, of the services of an activity or profession. The said provision will be carried out by or on behalf of another, both in the field of public administration and in the private sector. For the purposes of this law, it is understood the public administration in the terms indicated in article 13 of the code of the Administration, from 29 March 1989.

2. professional entitled is governed by the general framework established by this law and by the rules that govern each profession. "

Article 7 modification of article 5 modifies article 5 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, in turn partially amended by the first additional provision, paragraph 1, of the law 10/2012, June 21, foreign investment in the Principality of Andorra, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 5.

Access to the exercise 1. To obtain the authorisation to exercise a profession entitled you must meet the following requirements: a) be in possession of Andorran nationality or provide proof of permanent residence and the Principality of Andorra or, in the case that the practice titled develop exclusively for foreign account, prove that it has an authorization of immigration of border work force.

b) Be in possession of the official academic qualification of higher education studies of Andorra or recognized in the Principality of Andorra and required for the exercise of the profession.

c) comply, where applicable, the other terms and conditions legally established the company, such as achieving a practical training in advance or obtain a certification of training.

d) in the case of the health professions, have obtained the registration in the register of Health Professionals from the Ministry in charge of health.

2. to obtain the authorisation to exercise a profession called by individuals with effective and permanent residence in the Principality of Andorra or that have an immigration authorization of border work force, and who do not have a of Andorran nationality, is subject to reciprocal treatment to allow the effective exercise of the profession entitled to Andorran nationals in the State of which the applicant is a national.

3. to obtain the authorisation to exercise a profession called by individuals with effective and permanent residence in the Principality of Andorra or that have an immigration authorization of border work force, and who do not have a of Andorran nationality, is not subject to reciprocal treatment mentioned above when it meets one of the following requirements: a) be in possession of an official academic degree of higher education studies issued by the Andorran State and required for the exercise of the profession.

b) have effectively and permanently resided in Andorra for a minimum period of twenty years to the date of the entry into force of the law 10/2012, June 21, foreign investment in the Principality of Andorra.

c) That the exercise of the legal profession titled is made exclusively for foreign account.

4. For the professional exercise entitled to develop, exclusively, on behalf of the public administration, it is not necessary to obtain the authorization of the exercise referred to in this article, without prejudice to the provisions of article 16, paragraph 2. "

Article 8 adding an article 5 bis is inserted a new article 5 bis of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 5 bis.

Technical Committee for assessment of the performance of certified Professions 1. The Technical Committee for assessment of the performance of certified Professions is a consultative mission of which is to issue a report, mandatory and non-binding on the concurrence of the requirements to obtain the authorisation to exercise the profession entitled requested by the person concerned.

2. The composition, the appointment and replacement of members, the Constitution, the appointment and the length of the charges, the call, the quorum and the decision-making process of the Technical Committee for assessment of the performance of certified Professions are regulated by regulation. "

Article 9 amendment of article 6 modifies the article 6 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 6.

Exercise requirements


Can exercise a professional activity entitled the people who, in addition to meeting the conditions specified in article 5, meet the following requirements: 1. Be registered in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations as to practising the profession entitled, either on their own or foreign account.

2. In the case of the professions Association, have been incorporated in the professional school for which you intend to practice the profession. With regard to qualified professionals not subject to the obligation of membership dues, while have the possibility of becoming professional associations, the exercise of the profession is not subject to the inclusion in a professional association.

3. do not find themselves in a situation of professional disqualification.

4. do not find yourself in one of the causes of incompatibility or prohibition established legally.

5. Be hired directly or indirectly an insurance to cover the risks of responsibility in which they may incur as a result of the exercise of their profession, in the terms provided for in article 9. "

Article 10 adding a article 6 bis is inserted a new article 6 bis in the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 6 bis.

Requirements for exercise of short duration 1. You can exercise a professional activity entitled, for a period that may not exceed thirty days per calendar year, any non-resident professional if they meet the requirement provided for in article 5, paragraph 1, letter b).

2. The professional who wants to exercise a profession entitled in the circumstances described in the previous section must notify the registration of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations, with a minimum of ten working days to the date scheduled for the beginning of the activity that involves the exercise of the legal profession titled. Must indicate the type and scope of the aforementioned activity, the place or places where you run and the expected duration of the activity.

3. In the case of professions Association, you must attach to the communication referred to in the previous section a certificate proving effective licensing and in force at the place where the professional performs routinely profession entitled, compliance with the provisions applicable in the field of incompatibilities and possible ban for the exercise of the activity, as well as the term of an insurance policy covering the liability arising from the activity that is intended to exercise in Andorra.

4. In the case of professions no association, you must attach to the communication indicated above a certificate accrediting that the professional is in possession of the official academic qualification of higher education studies of Andorra or recognized in the Principality of Andorra which is suitable for the exercise of the profession, in addition to the term of an insurance policy covering the liability arising from the activity that is intended to exercise in Andorra.

5. In the event that the professional does not comply with the requirements provided for in paragraph 1, which has not been made the communication referred to in paragraph 2 in advance that there are notes or that the same skip communication in whole or in part the data or the documents that are requested, the Ministry in charge of Justice dictates resolution in which deny the exercise of short duration of the profession in a maximum period of five working days , and notify the professional interested. ".

Article 11 article 7 modification modifies the article 7 of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 7.

Incompatibilities 1. The practice of certified professions are subject to the regime of incompatibilities in each case be established legally.

2. professional associations should be included in the regulations to the rules that are necessary to ensure, within the scope of each profession, that their members comply with the applicable provisions in the area of incompatibility, and especially the duty of abstention in cases of conflicts of interests with recipients of their services.

3. At the request of the licensed professionals, the professional bodies can declare the absence of conflict of interest in a specific case, for the purpose of releasing the person concerned of responsibility for infringements of the rules on incompatibilities.

4. professional bodies must report to the Government actions, of which they have knowledge, they deem contrary to the legislation in force, in matter of incompatibility, of professionals in the public administration, by means of an administrative relationship, employment or provision of services. "

Article 12 Amendment of article 8 modifies the article 8 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 8.

Rights and duties 1. The qualified professionals have the right and the duty to act according to the rules and techniques of the know the corresponding profession, taking into consideration the experiences of the sector, as well as the right and the duty of continuing vocational training.

2. the qualified professionals perform their activity with freedom and independence, serving the interest of the recipient and of the society, in accordance with the capacity and the ability to determine the good professional practice and in compliance with the ethical rules, regardless of the corresponding rights and obligations of the legal relationship under which exercised the profession.

3. The universities can collaborate in the continuing education of licensed professionals and schools have to collaborate. "

Article 13 amendment of article 9 modifies article 9 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 9.

Insurance 1. The qualified professionals have a duty to cover the risks of responsibility in which they may incur as a result of the exercise of their profession by the direct or indirect purchase of insurance.

2. the professional bodies must adopt the necessary measures to guarantee and facilitate the fulfillment of duty of insurance of their members.


3. The qualified professionals who provide their services exclusively by a public administration or by employees in wage earners do not have to comply with the duty of insurance, which must be assumed by the one for which they provide their services. "

Article 14 amendment of article 10 modifies the article 10 of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 10.

Professional secrecy in the exercise of a profession entitled, professionals have the right and the duty of professional secrecy with regard to the information of which they have knowledge, in accordance with the specific legislation in force. "

Article 15 amendment of article 11 modifies the article 11 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 11.

Infiltration and irregular professional activities 1. For the purposes of this law, is considered "intrusion" carrying out professional activities without fulfilling the requirements established by law for the exercise of the profession, and "irregular" professional performance the performance violates ethical rules, which is done without professional diligence due or incurred in unfair competition. It is understood by "unfair competition" all professional activity carried out by who, in contravention of the rules and the good practice that govern the exercise, gets a position of advantage with respect to professionals that meet.

2. the acts of infiltration and the irregular professional activities must be put in knowledge of the Government, or, in the case of professions Association or associated with, the school or the professional association which correspond, for the purposes of adopting the measures that, in the framework of the powers that are attributed, are necessary to cease and prevent eventually in the future these behaviours without prejudice to the criminal liability that may arise. "

Article 16 Amendment of article 12 modifies the article 12 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 12.

Mandatory professional performance 1. In the exercise of the social function that involves the exercise of the professions corresponding professionals Association carried out the benefits to be determined by law. For these actions has been to establish a system of compensation or financial compensation, which must be fair and proportionate to the benefits introduced.

2. In cases of serious risk, of public calamity or disaster can impose on licensed professionals to professional practice, in the terms established by law. "

Article 17 Amendment of paragraph 1, letter a) and of paragraph 5 of article 15 modifies paragraph 1, letter a), and paragraph 5 of article 15 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which are produced in the following terms: "to) there is a number of professionals in exercise sufficiently broad to justify it."

"5. professional associations can be created Only in the case of professions for the exercise of which requires an academic degree of higher education studies, and in which there are exceptional reasons of public interest to justify it, as well as the realization of a special social and economic relevance of the functions inherent in the profession. It is understood that they are concurrent reasons of public interest and a special economic or social relevance in the exercise of the professions when the required qualifications enable specifically for the performance of acts or the performance of essential services in relation to health, heritage, the goods or the services groups, or when acts or the benefits mentioned directly affect fundamental rights and public freedoms. "

Article 18 amendment of article 16 modifies the article 16 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 16.

Regime of licensing 1. The person who fulfils the conditions laid down in this law for access to the exercise of a profession and the Member or by the established, has the right to be admitted in the appropriate professional school.

2. The requirement of licensing is optional when the exercise of the profession member takes place exclusively on behalf of the public administration, unless the law of creation of the relevant school obtain otherwise in the event that you exercise your own tasks of the profession member. "

Article 19 amendment of the article 23 modifies article 23 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 23.

Appeals against the acts and agreements Are acts and agreements of the professional bodies can be, on the part of the interested parties, appealed in front of the organ that has been issued, within thirteen working days from the day after the day of your notice or otherwise, from the day after the date on which they have knowledge. The mentioned features within thirteen working days to solve the formulated. Sold out this way, it is possible to lodge an appeal court within thirteen working days counting from the day after the day the notice of the Act or agreement that resolves the resource or, otherwise, from the day after the date of the end of the deadline to resolve the appeal. "

Article 20 modification of article 28, paragraph 3 modifies the article 28, paragraph 3 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "3. The statutes approved and its modifications should be sent to the Government because in terms the adaptation to the legality, in the available registration in the corresponding section of the register of qualified Professionals , Colleges and professional associations, and order the publication in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra. "

Article 21 Amendment of article 34, paragraph 4 modifies the article 34, paragraph 4 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms:


4. Once the procedure of liquidation, the Government, by Decree, it must cancel the registration of the Association from the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations. "

Article 22 amendment of title V modifies the wording of the title V of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "title V. register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations" Article 23 Amendment 38 article modifies the article 38 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations , which is worded in the following terms: "Article 38. Creation and legal 1. The register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations.

The registry consists of three sections: a) Of qualified professionals who have obtained authorisation to exercise the profession entitled.

b) Of professional associations.

c) of the professional associations.

2. The register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations is assigned to the Ministry in charge of Justice, and its structure and its operation, which is not foreseen by this law, are determined by the regulations.

3. Registration in the appropriate section of the register is required, unless this law have otherwise. "

Article 24 Amendment of article 39 article 39 of the law modifies the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 39.

Registry object you have to register in the register the events to be determined by the regulations. "

Article 25 Amendment of article 42, paragraph (2) modifies the article 42, paragraph 2 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "2. For the purposes of identification, the professional degree, the Member or the partner must state, in the exercise of their professional activity, his registration number."

Article 26 amendment of chapter I of title VI modifies the wording of chapter I of title VI of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "chapter. Disciplinary system of the exercise of professions entitled "Article 27 Amendment of article 43, paragraph (2) modifies the article 43, paragraph 2 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms:" 2. The disciplinary system of certified professions not Collegiate and collegiate professions for which there is no association is exercised by the Government. It is also in the case of professionals who, despite existing school and had the obligation to be registered, not the met. "

Article 28 Amendment of article 44 modifies the article 44 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 44.

Classification of the infringements infringements which may be incurred in the exercise of professions entitled are classified as minor, serious and very serious. "

Article 29 Amendment of article 45, letter a) modifies the article 45, letter a) of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is written in the following terms: "to) the exercise of a profession without the academic qualification of higher education studies of Andorra or recognized in the Principality of Andorra and required for the exercise of the profession."

Article 30 Amendment of article 46, letter g), and adding a new letter modifies the letter g) and added a new letter h) in article 46 of the law on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which are drafted in the following terms: "g) the exercise of a profession without fulfilling the requirements established in this law as long as they do not constitute a very serious infringement.

two mild offences Commission h) within a period of six months. "

Article 31 Amendment of article 47 article 47 of the law modifies the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, which is worded in the following terms: "Article 47.

Minor infractions Are minor offences: a) the breach of professional duties, when this does not prove a detriment for those who have hired professional service.

b) the violation of any provision that regulates the professional activity, provided that it does not constitute a serious violation or very serious. "

Article 32 modified the second additional provision modifies the second additional provision of the law of the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, in turn amended by the first additional provision, paragraph 2, of the law 10/2012, June 21, foreign investment in the Principality of Andorra, which is written in the following terms : "second. Permits the exercise of professions entitled by special rating 1. The Government, by means of special rating by Decree, you can grant permissions for the exercise of professions entitled to foreign persons who do not meet the requirement of effective and permanent residence or have an authorization of immigration of border work force, or the principle of reciprocity, set out in article 5, paragraphs 1 and 2, in accordance with criteria of experience rating, and/or professional and business reputation of qualified professionals concerned , and/or in accordance with the specific needs of the Principality of Andorra, for periods of between 1 and 10 years following eventually, or permanent basis, provided that in the latter case the person meets the requirement of effective and permanent residence or have an authorization of immigration of border work and at the same time the keep during the term of the authorization granted.

2. The Decree of authorisation may establish certain conditions and/or limitations to which have to remain subject to the exercise of the profession entitled, in accordance with the general interest or the specific needs of the country. "

First additional provision


1. Modifies article 2, paragraph 1 of the law on the register of holders of economic activities, of 20 December 1995, in which it is worded in the following terms: "1. The register of holders of economic activities, which is made by the registry of companies, registration of trade and industry and the register of qualified Professionals , Colleges and professional associations. "

2. Modifies article 3, paragraph 3 of the law on the register of holders of economic activities, of 20 December 1995, in which it is worded in the following terms: "3. Is compulsory registration in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations of all persons authorised to exercise a profession entitled, under the terms stipulated by law 6/2008 , May 15, on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, and their later modifications.

The Ministry in charge of Justice relayed automatically to the Ministry that handles the register of holders of economic activities the high and low of the people registered in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations as a exercents of the profession entitled to its own account, for the purpose of registration and the stay of such persons in the register of holders of economic activities. "

3. Modifies article 5, paragraph 3 of the law on the register of holders of economic activities, of 20 December 1995, in which it is worded in the following terms: "3. The taxpayers registered in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations must meet a quota of 401.70 euros for each profession entitled authorized.

Natural persons registered in the register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations which are also registered in the register of Commerce and industry need only meet the fee indicated in paragraph 1 of this article, provided that the registration on both records for the same activity. "

Second additional provision from the entry into force of this law, it must be understood that the terms of "liberal profession", "liberal" and "professional registration of Professionals, schools and professional associations" that appear in the current regulations refer, respectively, to "profession entitled", "qualified professional" and "register of qualified Professionals, schools and professional associations."

The transitional provision in article 5, paragraph 3, of the law of the rate on the register of holders of economic activities, which made the first additional provision of this law, on the merits of the which suppresses the three year period of registration to the effect that you start the obligation to satisfy the corresponding fee for each profession entitled of taxpayers registered in the register of qualified Professionals , Colleges and professional associations, is applicable only to certified professions authorized of the passive subjects mentioned from the entry into force of this law.

First final provision the Government must modify and approve the regulations of appropriate development within a maximum period of three months from the entry into force of the law.

Second final provision is entrusted to the Government that, within a maximum period of one month from the entry into force of this law, published in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra the text of the law 6/2008, May 15, on the exercise of liberal professions and educational institutions and professional associations, including the modifications introduced in the law 10/2012, June 21 , foreign investment in the Principality of Andorra, and in this law.

Third final provision this law enters into force fifteen days to be published in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.

Casa de la Vall, 19 December 2013 Vicenç Mateu Zamora Syndic General Us the co-princes the sancionem and promulguem and let's get the publication in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.

François Hollande Joan Enric Vives Sicília and President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell Co-prince of Andorra Co-prince of Andorra