Social and healthcare assistants: application for registration
Social and healthcare assistants educated outside Denmark (including social and healthcare assistants from the Nordic countries and the EU/EEA countries) must hold Danish authorisation to be able to use the title social and healthcare assistant in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The authorisation process and the required documentation depend on the country in which you are a national and the country in which you qualified as a social and healthcare assistant:
Until you have been granted Danish authorisation, you are obliged to keep updated about any changes to the authorisation procedure and the deadlines you have to meet.
According to the Danish Authorisation Act, social and healthcare assistants are required to practice their profession with due care and conscientiousness. This provision also implies sound communication with patients, relatives, other healthcare professionals etc. The appointing authority assesses whether the social and healthcare assistants meets the requirements laid down in the Danish Authorisation Act.
75 years rule
The entitlement to practice as a social and healthcare assistant expires at the age of 75. Read more about the 75 years rule.