Psychologist Law 2013

Original Language Title: Psychologengesetz 2013

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182. Federal law about the leadership of the designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist" and the exercise of Health Psychology and clinical psychology (psychologist Act 2013)

The National Council has decided:

Table of contents

I. main piece section 1 General provisions and definitions article 2 linguistic equal treatment paragraph 3 subject 4 section designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist" section 5 criminal provisions II. main piece

1 section

Health Psychology and clinical psychology (common provisions) section 6 scope section 7 requirements for the postgraduate training in health psychology and clinical psychology article 8 principles for acquiring theoretical and practical expertise in health psychology and clinical psychology section 9 training institutions to acquire of theoretical expertise section 10 areas of practice to acquire of practical expertise section 11 crediting § 12 tests and completion certificates 2. section

Health Psychology section 13 professional transcription of Health Psychology § 14 acquisition of theoretical expertise in Health Psychology § 15 acquiring practical expertise in Health Psychology section 16 prerequisite for the independent professional practice of health psychology article 17 list of health psychologists and health psychologists (job list) article 18 request for registration in the list of health psychologists and health psychologists § 19 entry in the list of health psychologists and health psychologist article 20 occupation "Health psychologist" or "Health psychologist" section 21 void of professional authority 3. section

Clinical Psychology section 22 Professional description of clinical psychology article 23 acquisition of theoretical expertise in clinical psychology section 24 acquiring practical expertise in clinical psychology section 25 conditions for the independent exercise of clinical psychology section 26 list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists (job list) section 27 request for registration in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists § 28 entry in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists § 29 job title 'Clinical psychologist' or 'Clinical psychologist' § 30 void of professional authority 4. section

Professional obligations of health psychologists and health psychologists, as well as the clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists article 31 reporting requirements of § 32 profession to the best of our knowledge and certain section 33 training required § 34 § 35's duty of disclosure documentation requirements section 36 accountability section 37 confidentiality § 38 advertising restrictions and ban on commissions section 39 professional liability insurance 5. section § 40 administrative cooperation and information obligations 6 section

Psychologist Advisory Board section 41 establishment of the psychologist Advisory Committee § 42 tasks of the psychologist Advisory Committee § 43 meetings of psychologist Advisory Committee § 44 Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board article 45 rules of procedure of the psychologist Advisory Board 7 section § 46 regulation empowering 8 section § 47 penal provisions 9 section section 48 and section 49 transitional provisions III. main piece of § 50 enforcement and date terms and conditions I. main piece

General provisions and definitions

Following definitions are § 1 (1) within the scope of this federal law shall be decisive: 1 "Job list" means the list of health psychologists and health psychologists alike as the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists.

2. "psychological" refers to the exercise of Health Psychology on psychological health services and in the exercise of clinical psychology clinical psychological services.

3. "Professionals" referred to clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists and health psychologists and health psychologists.

4. "Technical trainees" refers to those individuals who are in training to the clinical psychology or health psychology.

5. "professional" refers to the regular, sustained or repeated application of one or more psychological services for commercial purposes.

6 called "Unity" a time of 45 minutes.

7 "hour" referred to a time of 60 minutes.

8 "post-gradient" refers to a period after a Bachelor's degree in psychology after a five-year diploma or with a total dimension of 300 ECTS Anrechnung points (European credit transfer system ECTS gem. decision No 253/2000/EC establishing the second phase of the Community action programme in the field of education Socrates, OJ) No. L 28 of the 03.02.2000 p. 1) (2) where reference is made in this Federal Act on provisions of other federal laws, these are if not otherwise is intended to apply in their respectively valid version.

Linguistic equal treatment

§ 2. As far as this federal law to natural persons are related names only in a certain gender-specific form they relate to women and men in the same way. In applying the terms to certain individuals, the respective gender-specific form is to use.

Subject

§ 3. This federal law regulates 1 authority to guide the designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist", and 2. the training and the Berufsausübungsvoraussetzungen in the area of Health Psychology and clinical psychology, in particular a) vocational training, b) exercise of the profession, c) job title, and d) the professional obligations 3. implementation the following directives in Austrian law: a) 2011/24/EU directive concerning the pursuit of patient rights in cross-border health care , OJ No. L 88 of the Mar 21, 2011 S. 45 and b) 2011/95/CE directive on standards for the recognition of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees and persons eligible for subsidiary protection and the content of the protection granted, OJ No. L 337 of 12 p. 9.

Designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist"

"Section 4 (1) to the leadership of the label, psychologist" or psychologist"is entitled, who has successfully completed the Bachelor of psychology with a total value of at least 300 ECTS Anrechnung points to a recognised national post-secondary educational institution or recognized post-secondary educational institution of another Member State of the EU or an other party of the EEA or the Swiss Confederation.

(2) to guide the term psychologist"or"Psychologist"is also entitled, who in Austria 1 the study Psychology of natural sciences or 2. the study of psychology as a first subject no. 165/1945, with a doctorate of philosophy has completed with the academic degree of master of arts or master's degree according to the regulation of the philosophical doctoral regulations, Gazette.

"" (3) to the leadership of the label, psychologist "or psychologist" is also entitled, who proves a nostrifizierten in Austria a degree of psychology in accordance with paragraph 1, that outside of the parties referred to in paragraph 1 has been successfully completed.

(4) any label that is suitable to simulate conducting the designation in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 3, is prohibited.

Criminal provisions

§ 5. Who illegally carries the designation protected in this federal act contrary to the provisions of § 4 para 1 to 3 or contravenes the provision of § 4 para 4, commits an administrative offence, provided that the Act meets not the facts of a criminal offence falling within the jurisdiction of the courts and be punished up to 15 000 euros fine.

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1 section

Health Psychology and clinical psychology (common provisions)

Scope

6. (1) the health psychology and clinical psychology may be exercised only in accordance with this federal law.

(2) the exercise of Health Psychology and clinical psychology includes the application of psychological health and clinico psychological knowledge and methods in the investigation, treatment, interpretation, change and prediction of the life and behavior of people and their living conditions including prevention, health promotion, rehabilitation and evaluation, learned by acquiring expertise.

(3) the exercise of Health Psychology and clinical psychology in accordance with paragraph 2 is in the responsible exercise of the activities described in this Federal Act, regardless of whether these activities are carried out freelance or in the framework of an employment relationship.


(4) by this federal law is determined by the physician Act 1998, Gazette I no. 169/1998, by the music therapy Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 93/2008, or not affected by the psychotherapy Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 361/1990, regulated authorization scope. As activities are not affected by this federal law by psychologists and psychologists in the extent, as special regulations exist for these activities.

(5) on the exercise of Health Psychology and clinical psychology finds the GewO 1994, BGBl. No. 194/1994, no application.

(6) military psychologists or military psychologists are those professionals who are subordinate to the psychological service of the Federal Ministry for defence and sports on basis of an upright public or private law employment within the framework of the trade chain. The term "Military psychologist" or "Military psychologist" is reserved for those people.

(7) as regards their work as experts, this federal law on military psychologists (military psychologists) is not to apply.

Requirements for the postgraduate training in health psychology and clinical psychology

Section 7 (1) may only start postgraduate training in health psychology or clinical psychology who, 1 may carry the designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist" in accordance with § 4 para 1 to 3, and proven knowledge and skills in the area of empirical scientific psychology to the extent of at least 180 ECTS Anrechnung points has acquired 2. in the course of studies of psychology in accordance with § 4 and about the general psychological principles , how psychological models, basic scientific work, psychological basis skills-in addition, anyway, demonstrably following study content, including proof of practical application in the framework of exercises or internships, to the extent of at least 75 ECTS Anrechnung points completed and appropriate competences as possible equal shares in: a) psychopathology, psychopharmacology, psychiatry and Neurology, b) psychological Diagnostics with particular reference to health-related experience and behavior and mental disorders including exercises , c) methods and applications in the area of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation, d) has acquired psychological interventions in the area of Health Psychology and clinical psychology including exercises and 3 the educational establishment pursuant to section 9 the psychological suitability on the basis of a clinical psychological or psychiatric Board opinion as well as the personal suitability within the scope of a preliminary interview has proven physical fitness on the basis of a general medical certificate, with representatives of the educational establishment pursuant to section 9.

(2) especially obvious defects in somatic or mental fitness or the trust represent a cause of exclusion for the postgraduate training which can be a reliable fulfillment of the educational activities and future professional obligations not expected.

Principles governing the acquisition of professional theoretical and practical competence in health psychology and clinical psychology

(§ 8 (1) the acquisition of expertise is separated by a postgraduate training in Health Psychology in the overall extent of 1940 hours or in clinical psychology in the total amount of 2500 hours within the framework of each no longer than five years from recording in accordance with section 9, paragraph 7 Z 1 in the educational institution to acquire of theoretical expertise in accordance with § 9 to acquire of theoretical expertise in the context of at least twelve months with a total duration of at least 340 units through a 1) a general education (Basic module) and b)
Special training (advanced module) as well as 2 acquire of practical expertise for a) Health Psychology with a total duration of at least 1 628 hours by aa) a practical professional training activities in accordance with § 15 para 1 No. 1 under the guidance of professionals within the framework of employment to the extent of at least 1 553 hours and) a Supervison accompanying this training activity at the same time, to the extent of at least 100 units or b) clinical psychology with a total duration of at least 2 188 hours by ba) a practical professional training activities in accordance with § 24 para 1 No. 1 under the guidance of professionals within the framework of employment to the extent of at least 2 098 hours and bb) a Supervison accompanying this training activity at the same time, to the extent of at least 120 units.

3. 76 units self experience in connection with vocational training according to this federal law.

The regulation with regard to guidance, supervision and self experience is in the area of Health Psychology according to § 15 and in the field of clinical psychology under section 24.

(2) at least 500 hours of practical training activities referred to in paragraph 1 subpara 2 lit. a or lit. b are at the same time in addition to complete theoretical training in the Basic module, as well as in the structure module.

(3) times 1 illness, 2. a presence - or training service, 3. a civil service, 4. a prohibition of employment or an employment restriction according to the maternity protection Act 1979-MSchG, BGBl. No. 221/1979, 5. a parental leave under the maternity protection Act 1979 and fathers parental leave act VKG, BGBl. No. 651/1989, 6 a family Hospice leave or part time after the sections 14a and 14B AVRAG, BGBl. No. 459/1993, or to similar federal or State regulations and 7 a care leave or part time according to AVRAG during training taking into account worthy reasons for a possible excess make the five-year duration of the training to the extent of the evidence carried out necessary interruption dar. Exceeded the five-year time frame for other reasons and new start of the training section 11 applies with regard to the credit transfer opportunities.

Training institutions to acquire of theoretical expertise

§ 9 (1) communicating the content of the training modules in accordance with section 14 and section 23 has in the private or public institutions including universities and university hospitals authorized by the Minister (of the Minister) for health as a training facility to be made. With an application for authorisation an educational institution, the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board is to listen to.

(2) the carrier of such facilities have a detailed, corresponding to the State of science Lehrcurriculum, concerning the language of instruction, as well as relevant documentation about number application with grant of the authorization for each training module, to provide order and technical and educational qualifications of the necessary teaching staff as well as the financing and the location of training activity. The professional qualifications of the teaching staff is to prove in any case by a relevant training and specific skills in the material to be conveyed. Teachers from the District of professionals have in addition to prove an existing for at least five years upright entry in the relevant occupation list.

(3) the authorization has to be made when providing the educational goals ensured by the content and scope of the Lehrcurriculums and the knowledge and skills of the teaching staff and appropriate space and cause equipment is given for teaching at the site. A training group must basically consist of a maximum of 15 persons.

(4) the authorized training facilities are to be published on the Internet on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of health generally accessible. If not providing all training modules offer facilities mentioned in paragraph 1, is to point out the restrictions with respect to the training modules in accordance with § 14 paragraph 2 or 3 or § 23 para 2 or 3 in the statement.

(5) the carrier who para 1 have the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health facilities in accordance with to no more than 10 each August 1st of each year to submit a written report on the teaching of the last year in the Basic module, as well as in the building module to the date September of each year.

(6) any change in the conditions noted in para 2 is notified to the Minister (the Minister) for health without prejudice to paragraph 5. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health may prohibit the placement of individual contents of Lehrcurriculums that do not meet the educational objectives in accordance with section 14 or section 23 and the appointment of individual teachers due to lack of appropriate qualifications. If one of the conditions referred to in paragraph 3 is not given or originally does not pass, is the authorisation to take back. If the accusation is that 1 training primarily not to achieve the objectives, 2. reviewed completion certificates gross misstatements included, 3. violates a training facility despite a reminder their reporting obligation or 4. the sustainability of their activities is not ensured,


is to give ample opportunity to comment the representatives (representatives) of training institutions and if necessary the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board to listen to. The accusations prove to be justified, the Minister (the Minister) for health has to withdraw the authorisation.

(7) the educational institutions have to exhibit a certificate of completion in accordance with § 12 para 9 each participant (each participant) 1 a confirmation of the successful recording pursuant to § 7 para 1 and 2.

Areas of practice to acquire of practical expertise

§ 10. Postgraduate acquiring of practical expertise in accordance with § 8 para 1 subpara 2 lit. a and b, has to be aligned with the training objectives of the General theoretical and special theoretical training. Respective subject to the special provisions relating to the instruction and content in accordance with section 15 and section 24 the training activity aims to practically implement the contents to be conveyed in the Basic module and in the structure module. A change of employment is more than three times allowed, except those cases in which one of (the) professional trainees continued professional training activity is unacceptable.

Credit transfer

11. (1) under the condition of equivalence completed ten years of study are at home and abroad within the last to count education or training times, as well as postgraduate practical training activities in compliance with the highest acceptable extent pursuant to paragraph 2 and paragraph 3 on the duration for acquiring the technical competence of the recognised educational establishment pursuant to section 9 and to give reasons in writing. This written statement is to connect the application to the registration in the list of professional.

(2) the maximum permissible amount of credits by a total of 100 units shall not exceed each one-third of the in general theoretical part (base module), as well as training content prescribed in particular theoretical part (advanced module). Two-thirds of the respective training contents are anyway, to complete the recognized training institution.

(3) the extent of recognition of equivalent practical training activities on the five-year duration of the training is limited by the requirement of § 8 para 2.

(4) from the restrictions of the deduction referred to in paragraph 2 and paragraph 3 can be apart and placed solely on the equivalence of the course content for a 1st reasoned exchange of recognised training institution in accordance with section 9 or 2. yet another entry in the same recognized educational establishment pursuant to section 9 after the expiry of the five-year education in accordance with article 14, paragraph 1 or article 23, paragraph 1.

(5) for persons to whom the status of asylum beneficiaries pursuant to § 3 of the asylum Act 2005 (AsylG 2005), Federal Law Gazette I no. 100/2005, or a subsidiary protection beneficiaries in accordance with § 8 AsylG 2005 or a corresponding status has been awarded to after previous asylum provisions (beneficiaries in accordance with article 27 paragraph 3 Directive 2004/83/EC on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third-country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons , which need other international protection and the content of the protection granted, OJ No. L 304 of 30 September 2004 p. 2, as amended by corrigendum OJ No L 204 of the 05.08.2005 S. 24), also apply paragraphs 1 to 3 If you can supply any written evidence of their qualification under the proviso that within a reasonable period by the person in question is made credible, that the evidence can not be taught.

Testing and completion certificates

Section 12 (1) to assess the acquisition of General theoretical expertise is making a written theoretical knowledge examination on the basis of questionnaires at the end of the Basic module. In addition the teachers have event accompanying success of the training the trainees continuously to convince.

(2) for the assessment of the acquisition of special theoretical and practical professional skills are to create a self-serve through case studies and even (with) created project work, or 2. in clinical psychology two even conducted case studies at the end of the advanced module 1 in health psychology. The case studies and project work are the documentation of an independent and application-oriented research work. The case studies have to follow a structure of disposal by the Federal Ministry of health. The case studies and project work are one to submit (a) teachers in the educational establishment pursuant to section 9 to assess and serve in positive assessment as a basis for the oral degree examination in accordance with paragraph 5.

(3) in addition, acquiring practical expertise via a form fair by the Federal Ministry of health for this is to prove which is from (the) each senior health psychologist (health psychologists), or (the) guiding clinical psychologist (clinical psychologist) to sign and submit in time for the final exam of the training institution for verification.

(4) the evidence of the completed self experience and case supervision are to confirm each of the people in accordance with § 15 para 2 and 3 and clinico psychological training of persons according to § 24 para 2 and 3 each by their signature for psychological health education and to submit the educational institution in time for the final exam.

(5) upon successful completion of the whole theoretical and practical training to acquire of expertise, an oral degree examination in those educational establishment pursuant to section 9, in which the building module was completed, is to drop.

1 purpose this audit in the area of health psychology is to hand of the case study to be presented as the focus of the examination and the project work in accordance with paragraph 2 and a resulting from this technical discussion to determine whether graduates as a whole a) are able to create, implement and evaluate the results of health-psychological concepts b) the most important strategies, methods and techniques of health-psychological Diagnostics and treatment can know and understand their usage to clients , c) in regard to multiprofessional cooperation health psychological measures able to rationalise and this also to other disciplines make connectivity, d) on issues and topics of current counselling theories and methods know about this and have methodological know-how to act adequately in consultancy situations (with different settings) or to respond to and e) with regard to the design of public relations and media advising them the main principles of work are known.

2. purpose of this audit in the field of clinical psychology is on hand as the focus of testing to presenting two case studies referred to in paragraph 2 and a resulting from this technical discussion to determine whether graduates total a) strategies of differential diagnostic investigation show and name methods as well as specific cases can apply it, b) are capable of, the central aspects of clinical psychological findings in the context of expert activity to play and these also in terms of content design , legal and ethical issues to discuss, c) the main techniques and intervention strategies of clinical and psychological treatment and counselling can master and apply situational and are able to justify their professionalism and to classify in the interdisciplinary dialogue, d) in their proficiency at the Central clinical disease and disorder images those psychological measures may designate, which often are applied according to the current state of science in practice as well as in interdisciplinary cooperation principles of cooperation with other Health professionals have mastered and e) the conditions for a successful management of the patient can know and apply them in practice, as well as in the management of the interface the special challenges of cooperation between the professions with regard to patient care know and have appropriate expertise to act professionally appropriate.

(6) any examination Board consists of the Chairman (the Chairman) and two assessors (assessors), each selected by the Minister (the Minister) for health.

1. He (the) President is selected from a circle of at least 20 professionals which have been ordered and are registered at the time of their appointment at least five years of experience in the respective job list by the Minister for health for a period of five years (from the Federal Minister).

2.

The assessors (assessors) are from the District of all teachers of theoretical training facilities in accordance with § 9 so selected that anyway, only a member (a member) can include that teachers or organisational personnel of the educational establishment pursuant to section 9 in which the (the) to Prüfende(n) has completed the theoretical training (have).

3. in the selection of members of the Audit Commission, the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH can operate.

In the presence of bias reasons of members of the examination Commission pursuant to § 7 General administrative procedures Act 1991 - AVG, Federal Law Gazette No. 51/1991, has the data subject (the person concerned) their (his) representative to arrange. (The) President has to use a veto if they (he) reason has to believe, that the Prüfungskandidatin (the candidate) required knowledge and skills and the qualification for the independent professional practice does not adequately demonstrated that.

(7) if the oral degree examination in accordance with paragraph 1 and paragraph 5 is not passed, a three-time repetition is allowed.

(8) before oral exams are public, whereby access can be limited to a number of people corresponding to the spatial conditions.

(9) persons who have passed the written examination referred to in paragraph 1, as well as the oral examination in accordance with paragraph 5 Z 1 or 2 with success, will each receive a certificate of completion. This has in any case, the training facility, the persons of the Audit Commission, the tested person lead to success in the examination, as well as the date of the inspection.

(10) in the case of change of the theoretical training institution the audit referred to in paragraph 5 in the training facility is to drop, in which the majority of training in the advanced module was completed.

2. section

Health Psychology

Professional transcription of Health Psychology

Section 13 (1) includes the exercise of the profession of Health Psychology using health-psychological means tasks to develop of health-promoting measures and projects. They are based on basis of psychological science, whose findings, theories, methods and techniques, as well as the acquisition of professional competence within the meaning of this Federal Act. They related to the promotion and preservation of health, with the various aspects of health-related behavior of individuals and groups and with all measures aimed at improving the conditions of health promotion and disease prevention and the improvement of the system of health care.

(2) the field of activity reserved for the health psychologists and health psychologist, the the physician Act 1998, Federal Law Gazette I no. 169/1998, music therapy Act, Federal Law Gazette I not touch number 361/1990, regulated permission scope no 93/2008, or psychotherapy Act, Federal Law Gazette, includes 1 the analysis conducted with health-psychological means people of all ages and groups, in particular as regards the various aspects of health behavior and its causes , 2nd building on Z 1 the creation of health-psychological findings and opinion, in particular as regards health-related risk behavior and its causes, 3. health-psychological measures in people of all ages and groups on health behaviour, in particular on health-related risk behaviors such as diet, exercise, smoking, including advice in relation to the promotion and maintenance of health, as well as the prevention of health risks, taking into account the life , Leisure and work world, 4 health-psychological analysis and advice to organisations, institutions and systems in relation to health-related conditions and measures of health promotion, health care and rehabilitation, and 5 the health-psychological development, implementation and evaluation of measures and projects, particularly in the area of health promotion.

(3) the professional practice of health psychology is reserved for health psychologists and health psychologists. Other persons who are not entitled to the exercise of the profession of Health Psychology, the professional exercise of the health psychology is prohibited.

(4) through which is the provisions of paragraph 3 by the physician Act 1998, Gazette I no. 169/1998, by the music therapy Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 93/2008, or not affected by the psychotherapy Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 361/1990, regulated activities. As activities are not affected by the provisions of paragraph 3 by psychologists and psychologists in the extent, as special regulations exist for these activities.

Acquisition of the theoretical expertise in Health Psychology

14. (1) the postgraduate training for obtaining theoretical expertise in Health Psychology consists of a general part (base module) and a special section (advanced module) and has to be done in the time frame of at least twelve months, starting from the first theoretical training unit and no later than five years from recording pursuant to § 9 para 7 subpara 1 in the education establishment pursuant to section 9 in a total duration of at least 340 units practice-oriented.

(2) In general theoretical part (base module) of training in health psychology are to deepen following content based on practice in a total duration of at least 220 units in any case: 1. health legal, to check professional legal and psychosocial conditions with the aim, in the psychological profession in the health care sector to apply it to the duration of at least 15 units, 2. ethics, with the aim, the fundamental professional attitude and choice of interventions and to questioning the extent of at least 15 units , 3. interviewing and communication to the extent of at least 30 units, 4. psychological health care services in the intra - and extramural area, in collaboration with other health professions in the duration of at least 15 units, 5. psychological concepts of health care and health promotion, in collaboration with others to plan, implement, and to implement 6 acute intervention in the duration of at least 15 units, , Crisis intervention, disaster psychology, and first aid in the period of at least 30 units, 7 consultation methods and counselling with the target, people, groups and different patients and in different settings and methods to work, especially with regard to methods of supervision and mediation in the duration of at least 30 units, 8 strategies, methods and techniques of diagnostics in the duration of at least 15 units , 9th psychological treatment for people of all ages and groups, with the aim of improving treatment skills including the consideration of trans-cultural and gender aspects in the duration of at least 20 units, 10 psycho Pharmacology and psychopathology in the period of at least 10 units, 11 evaluation of psychological services and quality assurance in the period of at least 10 units, as well as 12 creation of findings and reimbursement of certificates That opinions and statements in the duration of at least 15 units.

(3) the special theoretical part (advanced module) of training in health psychology has a total duration of at least 120 units at least following content practice-oriented to deepen: 1. elaboration, implementation and evaluation of health-psychological concepts in the duration of at least 30 units, 2. strategies, methods and techniques of health psychological diagnosis and treatment in specific fields of activity, especially the pain, sickness and stress management and their evaluation in the period of at least 30 units , 3 health psychological measures, taking into account the medical aspects and in regard to cooperation with other health professions in the duration of at least 30 units, 4. health counseling, training and coaching for people of all ages, groups and organizations in the period of at least 15 units and 5 health management and public relations in the period of at least 15 units.

Acquisition of practical expertise in Health Psychology

§ 15 (1) the postgraduate acquisition of practical expertise for the field of Health Psychology has to be carried out by a health psychological activity to the extent of at least 1 553 hours, in accordance with section 8 paragraph 2, under the guidance and technical supervision of a health psychologist or a health psychologist with at least two years of professional experience, in particular the following areas to as equal shares to cover 1 has: a) advice for people of all ages and groups in regard to the health-promoting aspects of individual behavior and institutions in the Regard to the personal, social and structural factors on the physical and mental health, b)

Health-psychological Diagnostics and treatment of people of all ages and groups in relation to the various aspects of mental health-related risk behaviour (E.g. diet, exercise, substance abuse, stress management), c) planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion measures and projects in different settings (kindergarten and school, workplace and operating, social housing environment, primary health care facilities), particularly in the context of projects, d) employees/employee and team-related tasks within a multi professional cooperation , in particular with other health professions in the amount of at least 300 hours, 2. an accompanying the activities referred to in paragraph 1 simultaneous case supervision within the framework of a formal settings in the total duration of at least 100 units, which ensures a supportive help and advice, which are at least 30 units in individual supervision to complete specific documented case examples and 3rd one in to covers of the education-related self-awareness to the extent of at least 76 units , which are at least 40 units in individual self-awareness in a maximum of two people to attend.

(2) case supervision in accordance with paragraph 1 may Z 2 by health psychologists, health psychologists with at least five years of relevant professional experience and be carried upright profession permission. A person identity with those professionals referred to in paragraph 1 is not allowed to the extent of 50 units and in accordance with paragraph 3 entirely Z 1.

(3) the self experience referred to in paragraph 1 must be conveyed only by clinical psychologists, clinical psychologists, health psychologists, health psychologists, psychotherapists, psychotherapists or physicians (specialists) for psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine, having completed self experience itself at least 120 units, no. 3. A person's identity with the professionals in accordance with paragraph 1 Z 1 and 2 is not allowed.

(4) the existence of bias reasons pursuant to § 7 AVG prevents those affected on the instructions referred to in paragraph 1 Z 1, case supervision referred to in paragraph 2 as well as self-awareness in accordance with paragraph 3.

Requirements for the independent professional practice of Health Psychology

Section 16 (1) for the independent professional practice of health psychology is entitled, who the designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist" in accordance with article 4 must lead 1, 2 has proven the acquisition of competence in accordance with section 14 and section 15, in particular through the submission of the final certificate in accordance with section 12, paragraph 9, 3. is intrinsically entitled, to meet the professional duties required of somatic and mental fitness, as well as trust has shown 4., professional liability insurance in accordance with section 39 has completed 5. that work has announced 6 an and 7 in the list of health psychologists and health psychologist is registered.

(2) in the case of persons who meet all the requirements for the independent professional practice of Health Psychology, eliminates the need for the indication of a place of work and proof of a professional liability insurance policy, as long as the profession not in Austria is carried out.

(3) which are evidence in accordance with para 1 Z 4 to submit (their) request to the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health on which at any time.

List of health psychologists and health psychologists (job list)

Section 17 (1) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to do an electronic list of the persons entitled to the independent exercise of the profession of Health Psychology (list of health psychologists and health psychologists) to safeguard the public interest in a children collection. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH can use to support relating to the professional list management.

(2) the list shall contain the following data: 1 registration number, 2 registration date, 3. and family or last name, where appropriate, birth name, 4 degrees, conferred titles and foreign title would (optional), 5. nationality, 6 main residence or habitual residence, 7 birth date, 8 address, 9 occupation, 10 notes on main topics, settings, target groups and specializations (optional), 11 notes on the competence of professional foreign language (optional) , 12 professional seat/s and/or place of employment/e: a) label the practice or facility (optional), b) postal address, c) phone number, d) Web address (optional), e) E-Mail address (optional), beginning the exercise of the profession, 14 13 Note on non-exercise, interruption, resumption and termination of the profession, 15 name of the health psychologist (of health psychologists), the (the) in the case of death, the retention of documentation takes over (optional) as well as 16 the sector-specific personal identifier (bPK-GH) according to E-GovG , Federal Law Gazette I no. 10/2004.

(3) that are given information Z 1 to 4 and 9 to 14 referred to in paragraph 2 to make public and accessible in an appropriate manner on the Internet.

(4) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to record the requested optional data in the job list, unless such a recording is 1 in the public interest, 2. in line with the obligations to the advertising restrictions and 3rd for an ordered collection is not an obstacle.

Application for registration in the list of health psychologists and health psychologist

Section 18 (1) persons who intend the independent professional practice of Health Psychology have to submit Z 1 to 6 before starting independent practice for the Minister for health and the required supporting documents in accordance with article 16, paragraph 1 (to the Federal Minister) to apply for the registration in the list of health psychologists and health psychologists. The data required for the professional list management pursuant to § 17 para 2 Z 3 to 15 using a form fair by the Federal Ministry of health for and handwritten signature service or qualified electronic signature to be specified.

(2) in the application for registration, in particular the prospect and equipped according to geographically and objectively place is to lead, which is inseparable from any living area. In the case of an employment employer evidence of the activity is to provide health psychologist (health psychologist). Is reported with the application for registration in the list of professional non-exercise of the profession at the same time, so can be dispensed to the message of the time of the recording of the profession on the announcement of a place of work, as well as on a professional liability insurance.

(3) the evidence of Health Fitness necessary for the performance of professional conduct is to provide a medical certificate of a health care professional (a doctor) for general medicine. The medical certificate may not be older than three months at the time of the application for registration.

(4) the proof of the trust is to provide, in which no conviction seems to, don't expect a reliable professional conduct can be by presenting a certificate of criminal records or proof of equivalent of the country of last permanent residence. Proof of the trust may not be older than three months at the time of the application for registration.

(5) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has due to the application and its supplements to check whether the necessary evidence in accordance with paragraph  There are 1. If necessary, he (she) a supplement within a reasonable period of time to urge the applicant (the applicant). Failure to comply with this request deemed withdrawal of the application.

Registration in the list of health psychologists and health psychologist

Section 19 (1) the conditions for entry on the career list in accordance with article 16, paragraph 1 fulfilled, who is to enter the Federal Minister (by the Minister) for health in the career list as a health psychologist or a health psychologist. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has persons who do not meet these requirements, if necessary after obtaining an opinion of the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board, to deny the registration decision.

(2) in the case of a request to the re entry on the list of professional are in addition to the proof referred to in article 16, paragraph 1 to provide Z 3 to 6 also documents the mission successfully completed within the last year before the request to the re-registration from a total at least 30 training units, if at least one year has elapsed since the event.

(3) if the profession for more than five years long break evidence about the visit successfully completed within the last year before taking up the profession of a total at least 60 training units pursuant to § 14 para 3, present in particular content in accordance with § 14 para 3 subpara 2 and 3, are recorded again or for the first time, after one.

Job title "Health psychologist" or "Health psychologist"


Section 20 (1) who is registered and entitled to the independent exercise of Health Psychology in the list of health psychologists and health psychologist pursuant to § 17, has to carry the title "Health psychologist" or "Health psychologist" in exercise of the profession and to mark the location of the freelance work by attaching at least the name and job title.

(2) those persons, 1 whose professional qualifications pursuant to § 21 para 1 Nos. 3 and 4 is extinguished or 2 who do not exercise their profession in Austria 16 para 2 pursuant to section, may their occupation in the private sector, if no reference is given to the exercise of a profession, continue to lead with the addition as a note on the non-exercise of the profession.

(3) the management of a professional title referred to in paragraph 1 is reserved for the persons referred to in paragraph 1, as well as the persons referred to in paragraph 2, together with additional.

(4) any label other than persons referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, which is suitable to simulate the permission to the independent exercise of the psychological health profession, is prohibited.

(5) up to a maximum of four notes on specializations according to § 17 para 2 May Append Z 10 each the professional title "Health psychologist" or "Health psychologist" in parenthesis, if appropriately psychologically scientific knowledge as well as skills can be detected after obtaining of professional qualifications, in particular in the framework of a multi-year focus-specific activity and one purchased at least 120 units of comprehensive Weiterbildungscurriculums. The methodology of the specialisation area has to exhibit a certain modicum of rationality anyway, and to be required for its implementation comprehensive knowledge mediated typically through the study of psychology. While names that match focus subjects in studies of psychology or label already professional priorities are allowed.

Void work

Section 21 (1) permission to the profession of Health Psychology expires 1 by eliminating a precondition required for the exercise of the profession of Health Psychology, 2nd or 3rd on the basis of waiver of the exercise of the profession of Health Psychology if emerges that one already originally has not passed required precondition for the exercise of the profession of Health Psychology.              

(2) the reasons for the termination of work are referred to in paragraph 1 to carry out also by virtue. The duty of the party in proceedings concerning the termination of work relates specifically to the compliance with regulations with regard to technical assessments of somatic and mental fitness. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health may prescribe an impairment of the somatic or mental fitness or trust for the purpose of ensuring the fulfilment of the professional obligations with notice requirements, conditions or time limitations. The prescribed requirements, conditions or time limitations are not met, permission to exercise the profession will be void.

(3) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health 1 in cases of paragraph 1 has, if necessary after obtaining an opinion of the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board, Z 3 the automatic termination of professional qualifications in the list of health psychologists and health psychologists note, 2. in the event of the death of health psychologist or of health psychologists to carry out the deletion from the list of health psychologists and health psychologist, 3. in the cases of paragraph 1 Nos. 1 and 2 the deletion from the list of health psychologists and health psychologist to carry out and with notice to determine that the permission to the profession of Health Psychology, as well as to the management of the corresponding professional title including any specialization does not exist and 4. the interruption of the profession to note: as long as there is no professional liability insurance in accordance with section 39.

In this context, it is also to determine at what time the professional qualifications is extinguished or, if this cannot be determined, to the professional qualifications as extinguished is assumed when. The previous entry is not public in evidence to keep with removal from the job list.

(4) the trust in particular then falls off, if 1 which has (the) professionals (his) professional conduct grossly violated their or despite warning repeatedly against their break (his) professional obligations, and 2 if not entirely addressing the trustworthiness of a conduct in accordance with no. 1 is, has taken appropriate measures, which can expect a steady profession for the future.

(5) appropriate measures referred to in paragraph 4 No. 2 for requirements, conditions or time limitations are in particular the 1 formal apology, 2. participation in an appropriate and recognized form of alternative dispute resolution, 3. completion of self-awareness, 4. completion of supervision, 5. repetition of parts of the education of psychological health education, 6 repayment of caused by the health-psychological activity and by the (from the) treated registered cost 7 expenses borne for the necessary follow-up treatment of (the) treated , 8 Unterziehung of a medical treatment, as well as 9 interruption of the profession of Health Psychology for the duration of the proceedings.

(6) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has provided health psychologist or the health psychologist meets the measures to be taken or the measures to be taken in accordance with paragraph 5 not already on the basis of an informal invitation to arrange this by decision. In determining the measures to be taken by the health psychologist or health psychologist, the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has the interests of injured parties, to take into account the public good and the presence of danger in delay. When notices of payment due, one or more of these measures is to take into account the previous breach of professional duty. The measure has also (have the measures) to stand in a reasonable relationship to the breach of professional duty.

(7) the burden of proof for Glaubhaftmachung of existence or restore the trust carries health psychologist or the health psychologist in the sense of proof of appropriate measures referred to in paragraph 5.

(8) in the case of deletion due to lack of trust, a restore is possible at the earliest after a period of five years.

3. section

Clinical Psychology

Job description of clinical psychology

§ 22 (1) includes the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology clinical psychological agents on basis of psychological science, whose findings, theories, methods, and techniques, as well as acquiring expertise in the meaning of this federal law, examination, interpretation and forecasting of human experience and behaviour as well as the health and disorder-related and required error influences on it, also the clinico psychological treatment of behavioral disorders, mental changes, and suffering States.

(2) the field of activity reserved for the clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists, of the physician Act 1998, Federal Law Gazette I no. 169/1998, music therapy Act, Federal Law Gazette includes clinico psychological Diagnostics in health-related and health-related behavior and experience, as well as on diseases and their impact on the human experience and behaviour as well as 2 based on Z 1 creating clinical and psychological findings and opinions regarding the performance of 1, unaffected number 361/1990, regulated permission scope no 93/2008, or psychotherapy Act, Federal Law Gazette I , Personality traits or attitudes on mental disorders and diseases that affect the human experience and behaviour as well as on disease patterns, influenced by human experience and behavior.

(3) in addition, the headings of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists in particular includes 1 the application of clinical psychological treatments for people of all ages and groups, which is based on focused on clinical psychological Diagnostics, is target - and solution-oriented.

2. clinical psychological accompaniment of victims and family members in crisis situations, 3. clinico psychological advice on various aspects of health impairments, their conditions and change options as well as 4 the clinico psychological evaluation.

(4) the exercise of clinical and psychological activities referred to in paragraph 2 and the professional exercise of the activities referred to in paragraph 3 is reserved for clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists.

(5) persons who refrain from the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology are entitled, the exercise of activities in accordance with paragraph 2 and banned the professional exercise of the activities referred to in paragraph 3.


(6) through which is the provisions of paragraph 4 and 5 the physician Act 1998, Federal Law Gazette I no. 169/1998, by the music therapy Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 93/2008, or not affected by the psychotherapy Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 361/1990, regulated activities. As activities 4 and 5 are not affected by the provisions of the paragraph by psychologists and psychologists in the extent, as special regulations exist for these activities.

Acquisition of the theoretical expertise in clinical psychology

23. (1) the postgraduate training for obtaining theoretical expertise in clinical psychology consists of a general part (base module) and a special section (advanced module) and has to be done in the time frame of at least twelve months, starting from the first theoretical training unit and no later than five years from recording pursuant to § 9 para 7 subpara 1 in the education establishment pursuant to section 9 in a total duration of at least 340 units practice-oriented.

(2) In general theoretical part (base module) of training in clinical psychology are to deepen following content based on practice in a total duration of at least 220 units in any case: 1. health legal, to check professional legal and psychosocial conditions with the aim, in the professional actions to include these in the duration of at least 15 units, 2. ethics, with the aim, the fundamental professional attitude and choice of interventions and to questioning the extent of at least 15 units , 3. interviewing and communication to the extent of at least 30 units, 4. psychological health services in the intra - and extramural area, 6 acute intervention, crisis intervention in collaboration with other health professions in the duration of at least 15 units, 5. psychological concepts of health care and health promotion, in collaboration with others to plan and implement in the duration of at least 15 units , Emergency psychology and first aid in the period of at least 30 units, 7 consultation methods and counselling with the aim, with people, groups and different patients and in different settings and with different methods to work, especially with regard to methods of supervision and mediation in the duration of at least 30 units, 8 strategies, methods and techniques of diagnostics in the duration of at least 15 units , 9th psychological treatment for people of all ages and groups with the aim to acquire treatment skills including the consideration of trans-cultural and gender aspects in the duration of at least 20 units, 10 psycho Pharmacology and psychopathology in the period of at least 10 units, 11 evaluation of psychological services and quality assurance in the period of at least 10 units, as well as 12 creation of findings and reimbursement of certificates That opinions and statements in the duration of at least 15 units.

(3) the special theoretical part (advanced module) of training in clinical psychology has a total duration of at least 120 units in any case, the following content practice-oriented to deepen: 1 strategies and methods of differential diagnostic investigation in the period of at least 30 units, 2. create clinical and psychological findings and expert activities in the field of clinical psychology in the duration of at least 15 units, 3. techniques and intervention strategies of clinical and psychological treatment and counselling in the duration of at least 30 units , 4 clinical psychological resources for different mental disorder images under deferred on medical aspects and with regard to cooperation with other health professions in the duration of at least 30 units, 5. patient management and interface management in the period of at least 15 units.

Acquisition of practical expertise in clinical psychology

Section 24 (1) the postgraduate acquisition of practical expertise for the field of clinical psychology has to be carried out through: 1. has a clinico psychological activity associated with disease-significant errors to the extent of at least 2 098 hours, to include in particular the following areas for equal shares in accordance with section 8 paragraph 2, under the guidance and supervision of a clinical psychologist or a clinical psychologist with at least two years of professional experience, : a) diagnosis of mental disorders and mental diseases and psychological factors in other diseases with different issues and different age groups, b) clinico psychological treatment of people with mental illnesses and disorders in different settings, in various error symptoms and problems, and with different age groups, with a technical exchange in the multi professional team of health professionals, must take place in particular with doctors (physicians), c) measures in the field of health promotion and health prevention in the area of primary health care , d) participation in team meetings, visits, meetings in multi-professional cooperation, especially with other health professions, 2. an accompanying the activities referred to in paragraph 1 concurrent case supervision in the total duration of at least 120 units, which ensures a supportive help and advice, of which at least 40 units in individual supervision are based on concrete examples of documented case and 3. one in to covers of the education-related self-awareness to the extent of at least 76 units , which are at least 40 units in individual self-awareness in a maximum of two people to attend.

(2) that case supervision in accordance with paragraph 1 may Z 2 only by clinical psychologists or carried out clinical psychologists with at least five years relevant professional experience and an upright profession permission. A person identity with those professionals referred to in paragraph 1 is not allowed to the extent of 50 units and in accordance with paragraph 3 entirely Z 1.

(3) the self experience referred to in paragraph 1 must be conveyed only by such clinical psychologists, clinical psychologists, health psychologists, health psychologists, psychotherapists, psychotherapists or physicians (specialists) for psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine, having completed self experience itself at least 120 units, no. 3. A person's identity with the professionals in accordance with paragraph 1 Z 1 and 2 is not allowed.

(4) the existence of bias reasons pursuant to § 7 AVG prevents those affected on the instructions referred to in paragraph 1 Z 1, case supervision referred to in paragraph 2 as well as self-awareness in accordance with paragraph 3.

Requirements for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology

Section 25 (1) to the independent exercise of the profession of clinical psychology is entitled, who the designation "Psychologist" or "Psychologist" in accordance with § 4 do 1, 2. has proven the acquisition of competence in accordance with § 23 and § 24, in particular by presenting the completion certificate in accordance with section 12, paragraph 9, 3. is intrinsically entitled, to meet the professional duties required of somatic and psychological suitability and trustworthiness has demonstrated 4., professional liability insurance in accordance with section 39 has completed 5. that work has announced 6 an and 7 in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists is registered.

(2) in the case of persons who meet all the requirements for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, eliminates the need for the indication of a place of work and proof of a professional liability insurance policy, as long as the profession not in Austria is carried out.

(3) which are evidence in accordance with para 1 Z 4 to submit (their) request to the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health on which at any time.

List of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists (job list)

Section 26 (1) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to do an electronic list of the persons entitled to the independent exercise of the profession of clinical psychology (list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists) to safeguard the public interest in a children collection. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH can use to support relating to the professional list management.

(2) the list shall contain the following data: 1 registration number, 2 registration date, 3. and family or last name, where appropriate, birth name, 4 degrees, conferred titles and foreign title would (optional), 5. nationality, 6 main residence or habitual residence, 7 birth date, 8 address, 9 occupation, 10 notes on main topics, settings, target groups and specializations (optional), 11 notes on the competence of professional foreign language (optional) , 12 professional seat/s and/or place of employment/e: a) label the practice or facility (optional), b) postal address, c) phone number, d) Web address (optional), e) E-Mail address (optional), 13th starting of the profession, 14 Note on non-exercise, interruption, resumption and termination of the exercise of the profession, 15.

Name of clinical psychologist (clinical psychologist), the (the) in the case of death, the retention of documentation takes over (optional) as well as 16 the sector-specific personal identifier (bPK-GH) according to E-GovG.

(3) that are given information Z 1 to 4 and 9 to 14 referred to in paragraph 2 to make public and accessible in an appropriate manner on the Internet.

(4) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to record the requested optional data in the job list, unless such a recording is 1 in the public interest, 2. in line with the obligations to the advertising restrictions and 3rd for an ordered collection is not an obstacle.

Application for registration in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists

Section 27 (1) persons who intend the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, have to submit Z 1 to 6 before starting the independent professional practice at the Federal Minister (to the Federal Minister) for health to apply for the registration in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists and the required supporting documents in accordance with article 25, paragraph 1. The data required for the professional list management pursuant to § 26 para 2 Z 3 to 15 are to specify using a form fair by the Federal Ministry of health for and handwritten signature service or qualified electronic signature.

(2) in the application for registration, in particular the prospect and equipped according to geographically and objectively place is to lead, which is inseparable from any living area. In the case of employment, employer evidence of the activity is to provide clinical psychologist (clinical psychologist). Is reported with the application for registration in the list of professional non-exercise of the profession at the same time, so can be dispensed to the message of the time of the recording of the profession on the announcement of a place of work, as well as on a professional liability insurance.

(3) the evidence of Health Fitness necessary for the performance of professional conduct is to provide a medical certificate from a doctor (a medical doctor) for general medicine. The medical certificate may not be older than three months at the time of the application for registration.

(4) the proof of the trust is to provide, in which no conviction seems to, don't expect a reliable professional conduct can be by presenting a certificate of criminal records or proof of equivalent of the country of last permanent residence. Proof of the trust may not be older than three months at the time of the application for registration.

(5) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to check whether the required supporting documents referred to in paragraph 1 are given on the basis of the application and its supplements. If necessary, he (she) a supplement within a reasonable period of time to urge the applicant (the applicant). Withdrawal of the application shall be considered to be unjustified failure to comply with this request.

Registration in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists

Section 28 (1) the conditions for entry on the career list in accordance with article 25, paragraph 1 fulfilled, who is to enter the Federal Minister (by the Minister) for health in the career list as a clinical psychologist or a clinical psychologist. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has persons who do not meet these requirements, if necessary after obtaining an opinion of the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board, to deny the registration decision.

(2) in the case of a request to the re entry on the list of professional are in addition to the proof referred to in article 25, paragraph 1 to provide Z 3 to 6 also documents the mission successfully completed within the last year before the request to the re-registration from a total at least 30 training units, if at least one year has elapsed since the event.

(3) if the profession for more than five years long break evidence about the visit successfully completed within the last year before taking up the profession of a total at least 60 training units in accordance with article 23, para. 3, present in particular content in accordance with § 23 paragraph 3 Nos. 3 and 4, are recorded again or for the first time, after one.

Job title 'Clinical psychologist' or 'Clinical psychologist'

Section 29 (1) who is registered and entitled to the independent exercise of the profession of clinical psychology in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists according to § 26, has to lead the professional title 'Clinical psychologist' or 'Clinical psychologist' exercise of the profession and to mark the location of the freelance work by attaching at least the name and job title.

(2) those persons, 1 whose professional qualifications in accordance with article 30, paragraph 1 ceases to Nos. 3 and 4, or 2. not pursuing their occupation in Austria 25 paragraph 2 pursuant to section, may be their occupation in the private sector unless there is no reference is given to the exercise of a profession, continue to lead with the addition as a note on the non-exercise of the profession.

(3) the management of a professional title referred to in paragraph 1 is reserved for the persons referred to in paragraph 1, as well as the persons referred to in paragraph 2, together with additional.

(4) any label other than persons referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, which is suitable to simulate the permission to the independent exercise of the clinical and psychological profession, is prohibited.

(5) up to a maximum of four notes on specializations according to § 26 para 2 must be attached Z 10 each the professional title 'Clinical psychologist' or 'Clinical psychologist' in brackets, if after obtaining the professional qualifications according to psychologically scientific knowledge as well as skills can be detected, which were acquired at least 120 units of comprehensive Weiterbildungscurriculums particularly in the context of a multi-year focus-specific activity and one. The methodology of the specialisation area has to exhibit a certain modicum of rationality anyway, and to be required for its implementation comprehensive knowledge mediated typically through the study of psychology. While names that match focus subjects in studies of psychology or label already professional priorities are allowed.

Void work

30. (1) permission to exercise the profession of clinical psychology expires 1 by eliminating a precondition required for the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology, 2nd or 3rd on the basis of waiver of the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology if emerges that one already originally has not passed required precondition for the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology.

(2) the reasons for the termination of work are referred to in paragraph 1 to carry out also by virtue. The duty of the party in proceedings concerning the termination of work relates specifically to the compliance with regulations with regard to technical assessments of somatic and mental fitness. The Federal Minister (the Minister) for health may prescribe an impairment of the somatic or mental fitness or trust for the purpose of ensuring the fulfilment of the professional obligations with notice requirements, conditions or time limitations. The prescribed requirements, conditions or time limitations are not met, permission to exercise the profession will be void.

(3) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health 1 in cases of paragraph 1 has, if necessary after obtaining an opinion of the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board, Z 3 to note: the automatic termination of professional authority in the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists, 2. in the event of the death of the clinical psychologist or clinical psychologist the deletion from the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists to make , 3. in the cases of paragraph 1 Z 1 and 2 to make the deletion from the list of clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists and by decision establishing that permission to exercise the profession of clinical psychology, as well as to the management of the corresponding professional title including any specialization does not exist, and 4. the interruption of the profession to note: as long as there is no professional liability insurance in accordance with section 39.

In this context, it is also to determine at what time the professional qualifications is extinguished or, if this cannot be determined, to the professional qualifications as extinguished is assumed when. The previous entry is not public in evidence to keep with removal from the job list.

(4) the trust in particular then falls off, if 1 which has (the) professionals (his) professional conduct grossly violated their or despite warning repeatedly against their break (his) professional obligations, and 2 if not entirely addressing the trustworthiness of a conduct in accordance with no. 1 is, has taken appropriate measures, which can expect a steady profession for the future.


(5) appropriate measures pursuant to par. 4 Z 2 for requirements, conditions or time limitations are in particular 1 formal apology, 2. participation in an appropriate and recognized form of alternative dispute resolution, 3. completion of self-awareness, 4. completion of supervision, 5. repetition of training components of clinical psychological training, 6 repayment of caused by the clinico psychological activity and the treated (from the) to carrying costs , 7 expenses borne for the necessary follow-up treatment of the treated (of the), 8 Unterziehung of a medical treatment, as well as 9 interruption of the profession of clinical psychology for the duration of the proceedings.

(6) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has provided clinical psychologist or clinical psychologist meets the measures to be taken or the measures to be taken in accordance with paragraph 5 not already on the basis of an informal invitation to arrange this by decision. In determining the measures to be taken to psychologist or a clinical psychologist from the clinical, the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has the interests of injured parties, to take into account the public good and the presence of danger in delay.

(7) the burden of proof for the existence of the trust Glaubhaftmachung carries the clinical psychologist or clinical psychologist in the sense of proof of appropriate measures referred to in paragraph 5.

(8) in the case of deletion due to lack of trust, a restore is possible at the earliest after a period of five years.

4 section

Professional conduct of health psychologists and health psychologists and clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists

Reporting requirements

Section 31 (1) professionals that have been entered in the respective occupation lists, have the Federal Ministry of health within one month of any change in the registered data, in particular 1 name, 2. place of work (professional seat or place of service), 3 the delivery address, 4. each interruption of the profession, if she will exceed more than three months, 5. any resumption of the profession, as well as 6 the permanent waiver on writing exercise of the profession.

(2) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has to make the necessary changes and additions in the respective job list.

To the best of my knowledge and belief the profession

32. (1) professionals have to practice their profession to the best of my knowledge and belief, and in accordance with the development of knowledge of science. You have the well-being of the sick and the protection of the healthy in compliance with the existing rules to maintain.

(2) professionals have their profession directly and personally to exercise in cooperation with representatives of his or of other science. To help them to use but help people, if they act under their arrangement and supervision.

(3) professionals may advise a person only with their consent (consent), which deal with consent (consent) their legal representative (representative) or whose pension agent, or diagnose.

(4) professionals have to restrict on which they have acquired proven sufficient knowledge and skills to those psychological work areas and methods of treatment in the exercise of their profession.

(5) professionals, who want to withdraw from the exercise of their profession, have this intention of the patient (the patients), their (its) legal agent or representative or whose pension agent in time to announce that the more psychological care cannot be ensured.

(6) professionals have to make a clear statement to supplied power unless a performance is charged directly with a health insurance carrier or other payers.

Training duty

Section 33 (1) of the professional obligation to the profession to the best of our knowledge and belief all have in the relevant occupation list registered professionals in particular through regular visits by domestic or foreign training events on current developments and findings of psychological and other job-relevant sciences and to correspond to total at least to the extent of 150 units within a period of five years, through the use of Super vision,.

(2) the completed training is to persuade the Ministry of health via a fair by the Federal Ministry of health for this form of prompt. The training is compulsory for permission to independent practice, which has been designated by the entry in the list of professional.

Duty of disclosure

§ 34. professionals have the procedure prior to the provision of psychological health or clinical psychological services according to the envisaged output above 1 the psychological diagnosis and planned diagnostic procedures, 2nd type, scope and planned course of consultations and treatment measures, the possible risks of psychological interventions, 3. the cost of the diagnosis and the treatment measures and any possibilities of costs or expenses by the carrier of a statutory health insurance , a health care institution or required disclosure of data associated by other payers and one, 4. the possible consequences of treatment, or a failure to publish of a treatment, 5. the reasons of a possibly necessary change of the planned course of action during a psychological health or clinical psychological diagnosis or intervention, the processing of data, in particular as regards the transfer of data to third parties, to inform 6.

Documentation requirements

35. (1) professionals have to keep records of any clinical psychological and health psychological action by them. Documentation has the following content, unless they object of treatment or for these have become important to include: 1 history of the problem and any disease as well as the previous diagnoses and the previous history of the disease and psychological health projects the question or the order, 2. beginning, history and termination of the clinical - or health-psychological services, 3. nature and extent of diagnostic services as well as significant results and diagnoses , 4. nature and extent of advisory or treating forms of intervention, as well as results of any evaluation, 5 agreed fees and other additional agreements of the treatment contract, in particular with any legal representatives, 6 was enlightenment steps and proven information, 7 consultations from professional or other health professions, 8 transmission of data and information to third parties, in particular to health insurance carriers, 9 any recommendations for supplementary medical, psychotherapeutic, music therapy services or other investigations , 10 inspections in the documentation, as well as 11 grounds of refusal of the inspection of the documentation.

(2) all information about the referred to in paragraph 1 are under special consideration on the therapeutic relationship upon request to allow guided documentation, as well as insight into the documentation or to allow the production of copies, insofar as they do not threaten the relationship of trust with the patient (for the patient) against reimbursement patients (patients) or their legal representatives (representatives) or whose pension agent.

(3) the documentation is to be kept at least 10 years. Storage in suitable automation-supported form is allowed. The patient (the patient) has the right to rectification of incorrect data. At termination of employment, documentation of outside of facilities formerly working professionals for which the retention period appropriate duration is to be kept.

(4) in the event of death from outside of the facilities formerly working professionals is the heir (the heir) or other successors, while respecting data protection documentation on clinico psychological and health psychological services for the period corresponding to the obligation against cost reimbursement 1 committed, one of (the) deceased professionals in time the Federal Ministry of health in writing the designated, outside an institution, working professionals (the) has agreed in writing in these naming and obligations transfer , or 2. If these requirements are not available to deliver by the Federal Ministry of health to determine third party.

(5) persons referred to in paragraph 4 Nos. 1 and 2 occur in the obligation to store the documentation and are subject to the clinical psychological or health-psychological obligation of secrecy. At the request of the patient (patient) they have this person handed over to relevant documentation of this.

Information disclosure

36. (1) professionals have to provide any information about their services (the patient) patient request.

(2) professionals have 1.

request to give information about the of them, than this used clinical psychological and health psychological measure the relationship of trust with the patient (for the patient) not endanger persons, designated by the patient (the patient) as an information seeker, the legal representative (legal representative) or the (the) pension agent of the patient (patient) and 2.

(3) professionals have in regard to those patients (patients), the services of the institution of the statutory health insurance, a health care institution or want to take by other payers to complete, is in essential of the extent, as one for the recipient to carry out the tasks entrusted to it, to provide this information.

(4) professionals have to provide in particular information on the closed professional liability insurance and to provide information on request.

Obligation of secrecy

37. (1) professionals and their assistants including specialist trainees are sworn to secrecy about all the secrets entrusted to them in the exercise of their profession or in the acquisition of expertise in training or known.

(2) a birth of secrecy, in particular for the purpose of testimony before a court or an administrative authority, is permitted as a personal right only by (the) einsichts - and urteilsfähige(n) patient (patient).

Advertising restrictions and ban on commissions

38. (1) professionals have to contain any irrelevant or untrue information in connection with the exercise of their profession.

(2) professionals may be no remuneration for the assignment or recommendation of people in clinical psychology or health psychology, take or secure to leave. Legal transactions that violate this prohibition, are null and void. Benefits from such transactions can be recovered.

(3) the carrying out of the activities forbidden in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 also other physical and legal persons is prohibited.

Professional indemnity insurance

Professionals have 39th (1) to conclude professional liability insurance with an insurer authorised to conduct business in Austria before recording his autonomous professional capacity to cover the damages arising from the exercise of the profession and to maintain it for the duration of their professional qualifications.

(2) the following must be for the insurance contract: 1 the minimum insurance sum has to exceed one million euro for each case of insurance to cover the damages arising from psychological health or clinical psychological practice. A limit of liability must be at least three times the minimum insurance sum per one year insurance period, 2. the exclusion or a time limit of for liability of the insurer is not permitted.

(3) the insurer shall automatically and immediately to report any circumstance the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health, which means a termination or limitation of the insurance coverage or a deviation from the original insurance certificate or may mean, and to provide information at the request of the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health about such circumstances.

(4) the members of the profession have the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health on its (their) request to demonstrate the appropriate insurance contract at any time.

5. section

Administrative cooperation and information obligations

40. (1) the courts are obliged to notify the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health about the appointment of a receiver (a champion) for a professionals (a professional), immediately.

(2) the public prosecutor's Office are obliged immediately to inform the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health 1 the initiation and termination of an investigation, if there is a connection with the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology or health psychology, and 2. the imposition and lifting of the pre-trial detention.

(3) the criminal courts are obliged to inform the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health of the termination of the main proceedings in accordance with the code of criminal procedure (StPO), Federal Law Gazette 1975 No. 631/1975, concerning a professionals (a professional) without delay.

(4) the administrative authorities are obliged, insofar as to administrative offences in connection with the exercise of the profession of clinical psychology or health psychology, immediately reported to the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health from the initiation and termination of criminal proceedings and to send him (her) a copy of the final penal order.

(5) the authorities, legal professional representatives, the carrier of the social security system, as well as the main Association of Austrian social security institutions have the information necessary to the execution of this Federal Act to give (their) request within their spheres of influence the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health.

(6) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health has information on professionals who are registered or were, in particular on the existence of criminal or administrative penal measures or other serious, just some facts that affect the exercise of health psychological or the profession of clinical psychological could affect 2011/24/EU on the exercise of the rights of patients in cross-border health care directive in Austria in the job list , OJ No. L 88 of the 4.4.2012 grant S. 45, in particular in the way the internal market information system (IMI).

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Psychologist Advisory Board

Establishment of the psychologist Advisory Board

Section 41 (1) to advise the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health in technical matters of Health Psychology and clinical psychology is a psychologist Advisory Council at the Federal Ministry of health to set up.

(2) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health with seat and voting rights, who (which) is represented by a staff (a staff member) of the Federal Ministry of health can be chaired by.

(3) as more members (replacement) of the psychologist Advisory Board seat with voting rights, the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health for a period of five years has at least 15 and a maximum of 20 professionals from different areas of our work of Health Psychology or clinical psychology, to appoint, for example from the field of universities and university hospitals. A third of the members (substitute members) is to appoint, being on their proposal carefully to take out of the circle of the relevant professionals of the voluntary professional interest groups. Absence of several voluntary professional interest groups, the representative relationship of these interest groups is taken into account in appointing these members (substitute members).

(4) also can be sent to the psychologist Advisory Board by the Austrian Medical Association, as well as by the psychotherapy Advisory Council established at the Federal Ministry for health per a representative (a representative) as a member. The posting of these representatives (representatives), as well as their representatives (Deputy) for the case are to call immediately the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health.

(5) Re appointments or return transfers are possible.

Tasks of the psychologist Advisory Board

§ 42. The psychologist Advisory Board discussion of technical issues and questions presented by the Minister for health (from the Federal Minister), including the submission of opinions and render opinions, responsibility 1 2. involvement in the issuing of regulations pursuant to section 46, 3. expert in the ways of the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board in accordance with section 44 opinions to the qualification of educational institutions pursuant to § 9 and, where necessary, the technical cooperation's procedures in connection with registrations in the career lists in accordance with § 19 para 1 and 28 para 1, with breaches of professional conduct and the termination of professional qualifications in accordance with §§ 21 para 2 and 30 para 2.

Meetings of psychologist Advisory Board

§ 43 (1) the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health will be chaired in the psychologist's Advisory Board and convene meetings. He can make (them) is represented by a staff (a staff member) of the Federal Ministry of health.

(2) the meetings of psychologist Advisory Board shall not be public. It is quorate when at least half of the members is present. Less than half of the members are present, was so after waiting 30 minutes after the start of the session the quorum by the members present. The members (alternate members), as well as for respondents are obliged to maintain official secrecy, as well as to the rigorous and impartial performance of their duties.


(3) the psychologist Advisory Committee by a simple majority decides. Vote, a proposal or request is rejected. The members remained in the minority have the right to join its opinion in writing the decision of the psychologist's Advisory Board.

(4) the members and alternate members of the psychologist Advisory Board shall refrain from participating in the vote on a subject in a single session or the exercise of their function, if with regard to this item one called AVG reasons of bias is in section 7.

(5) the activity of the members (replacement) of the psychologist's Advisory Board, as well as the information persons is voluntary. You are entitled to reimbursement of the costs for travel and accommodation in accordance with the travel fees regulation 1955, BGBl. No. 133/1955.

Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board

44. (1) the psychologist Advisory Board has a Committee from among its voting members for a period of five years, consisting of five members, including alternate members, as well as one of the five persons as Chairman (Chairman) and one representative (representatives) to choose. The term of office ends with the appointment of a new Committee. Are a member or substitute member is eliminated, the psychologist Advisory Board for the remainder of the term of Office has to choose a replacement.

(2) the Chairman (the Chairman) has to convene the members of the Committee at the request of the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health to sessions. Section 43 paragraph 2 to paragraph 5 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Rules of procedure of the psychologist Advisory Board

§ 45. The psychologist Advisory Board has rules of procedure for the fulfilment of the tasks entrusted to him to decide. The rules of procedure requires the approval of the Federal Minister (the Minister) for health for their effectiveness.

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Authority to issue regulations

§ 46. Can the Minister (the Minister) for health, taking into account the respective level of clinical psychological and health psychological evidence, if necessary, after hearing of the psychologist Advisory Board, by regulation the particular theoretical content of training in health psychology, 2. determine more about 1 Special theoretical contents of the training in clinical psychology, 3. the organizational structure and qualification criteria of training institutes, 4. the qualification of teachers according to the content to be conveyed , 5. the content to acquire of practical expertise, as well as ratios of the professional leading the technical supervision for specialist trainees, 6 the statutory audit, in particular to its implementation or to the appointment of the members of the Audit Commission, 7 the name, type and scope of the acquisition of to be in the lists of professional activities or target group-oriented specializations in health psychology and clinical psychology, 8 the training.

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Penal provisions

47. (1) who 1 professionally performs the health psychology or clinical psychology, without being entitled do so according to this federal law, or 2. does someone who is not entitled to do so by this federal law to serve the professional exercise of the health psychology or clinical psychology, commits an administrative offence, unless the Act constitutes not a criminal offence falling within the jurisdiction of the courts and fined to punish up to 15 000 euros.

(2) a person who in § 13 para 2 and 22 paragraph 2 circumscribed activities carries out any, without being obligated under this Federal Act or other legislation entitled, commits an administrative offence, unless the Act constitutes not a criminal offence falling within the jurisdiction of the courts and to punish up to 5 000 euros fine. The attempt is punishable.

(3) If 1 of the Act referred to in paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 a serious danger to body, life or health of a person is caused, or 2. the perpetrators of (the perpetrator) twice has been punished for unauthorized professional practicing of in health psychology or clinical psychology or unauthorized use to the professional exercise of the health psychology or clinical psychology or 3. the culprit (the perpetrator) already twice because of unauthorized exercise one in § 13 para 2 and 22 paragraph 2 spoken to activity which has, is the culprit (the perpetrator) fined to punish up to EUR 25 000.

(4) a person who contravenes the 1 provisions contained in § 6 para 5 of the label right, 2. provisions contained in §§ 20 and 29 of the name right, 3. arrangements contained in paragraphs 31 to 39 or forbidden or 4 arrangements contained in the regulations adopted on the basis of this Federal Act or prohibited, commits, unless the Act constitutes not a criminal offence falling within the jurisdiction of the courts , an administrative offence and is fined to punish up to 15 000 euros.

(5) the attempt is punishable.

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Transitional provisions

48. (1) persons who demonstrably, no. 360/1990, have started a theoretical training in a recognized educational institution according to the psychologist Act, Federal Law Gazette before entry into force of this federal law, can continue their education after the standing at the beginning of this training in force provisions of the training or the training provisions of this Federal Act and stop.

(2) the demonstrably begun training continues according to the previous provisions, is 1st at the latest two years, and 2. the training to acquire of practical expertise until at the latest five years after entry into force of this federal law to end the theoretical training. Where consultation of psychologist Advisory Board in accordance with § 16 par. 5 psychologist Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 360/1990, can, if necessary, the Committee of the psychologist Advisory Board in accordance with section 44 will be used.

(3) has begun training continues according to current regulations and finished, so are the so far completed parts of training by the educational establishment pursuant to section 9 under the condition of equivalence and notices of payment due any compensatory measures to offset.

(4) persons who have acquired before entry into force of this federal law the professional title "Health psychologist" or 'Health psychologist', have to complete the construction module in accordance with § 23 para. 3 for the future acquisition of the professional title 'clinical psychologist' or 'clinical psychologist' in terms of technical competence in any case, as well as to demonstrate the acquisition of practical competence in accordance with section 24. § 11 shall apply regarding the crediting possibilities of equivalent content.

(5) persons who have acquired the professional title "clinical psychology" or "clinical psychologist" before entry into force of this federal law, have to complete the construction module pursuant to § 14 para 3 for acquiring the professional title "Health psychologist" or "Health psychologist" in terms of technical competence in any case, as well as to demonstrate the acquisition of practical expertise in accordance with § 15. § 11 shall apply regarding the crediting possibilities of equivalent content.

(6) professional members who are registered at the time of entry into force of this federal law in the relevant occupation list, have for a note on a specialization, provided that the requirements in the sense of § 20 5 or § 29 par. 5 not be provided to prove that up to the entry into force of this federal law is a at least five-year continuous professional focus on specific activities within the framework of an employment relationship within an institution relevant for the area of specialization or a professional five-year activity in the area of specialization , complemented by a supervision accompanying this freelance work, Intervision, or theoretical training with a minimum duration of a total of 50 units, was completed.

(7) professionals, who are registered at the time of entry into force of this federal law in the relevant occupation list, have to complete a professional liability insurance policy in accordance with section 39 to maximum 31.12.2015. The insurers have a list about the professionals insured with them which were already registered at the time of entry into force of this federal law in the job list, to submit proof of professional liability insurance at the latest within two years from the date of entry into force of this federal law the Federal Ministry of health.

(8) professionals, psychotherapists, (psychotherapist) and physicians (specialists) for psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine which are registered in the relevant occupation list for ten years at the time of entry into force of this federal law, are equally entitled to guide the self-awareness in accordance with § 15 paragraph 3 or article 24 para. 3.

(9) the management of criminal procedures for breaches of orders or prohibitions in accordance with § 35 are to apply only to facts occurring after the entry into force of this federal law.


49. (1) training facilities according to § 7 psychologist law have until no later than three months after entry into force of this federal law all persons pursuant to § 48 para 1 first sentence stating the name, date of birth and the date completed theoretical training content the Federal Ministry of health in writing to announce. A re-recording of trainees is not permitted after the entry into force of this federal law.

(2) educational institutions in accordance with § are 7 psychologist law that have transformed their Lehrcurricula for training in Health Psychology in accordance with § 14, or for training in clinical psychology in accordance with section 23, until at the latest two years after the entry into force of this federal law generally accessible to announce psychologist law referred to fit of training as training facilities in accordance with § 9 (1) this Federal Act on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of health with the in the recognition decision pursuant to § 7 , if the conditions of § 9 para 2 and 3 are given. Depending on the extent of the training offer, the note is in the announcement on the appropriate training in the Basic module or in the structure module.

(3) educational institutions according to lose a § 7 to come anyway, at the end of the second year after the entry into force of this federal law psychologist law justification training.

(4) any requests for recognition as educational institution pursuant to § 7 psychologist law, whose Verfahren are not yet completed at the time of entry into force of this Bundesgesetztes are considered modified in regard to review an educational institution pursuant to § 9 and shall accordingly be supplemented.

(5) the decision of procedures referred to in §§ 48 and 49 is AVG a year by way of derogation from § 73 para 1.

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Enforcement and entry into force provisions

Section 50 (1) with the enforcement of sections 4 and 5 is the Federal Minister (the Minister) for science and entrusted research.

(2) with the enforcement of § 6 para 5 and 6 is the Federal Minister (the Minister) for national defense and the sport.

(3) upon the completion of the remaining provisions, the Federal Minister (the Minister) is responsible for health.

(4) it will take effect: 1 with 25 October 2013 the articles 32, paragraph 6, 39 and 40 para. 6, 2. with 21 December 2013 article 11, par. 5, 3. with 1 July 2014 the remaining provisions of this Federal Act.

(5) the Federal Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 361/1990, occurs at the end of 30 June 2014 override.

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