Course in Danish Health Legislation

The Danish Patient Safety Authority offers a 3-day course on Danish healthcare legislation. This course is conducted in Danish and is free of charge, including meals. However, any other expenses related to the course must be covered by the participants.

Course Structure

The course is divided into three modules and incorporates group teaching and group work. Each module concludes with a written test.

Module 1 - Organization of the Danish Health Service

During this module, participants will gain insight into the Danish health service's structure, including information on complaints, seeking damages, and the regulatory role of the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Module 2 - Patient Rights

The second module aims to provide participants, especially healthcare professionals trained outside Denmark, with extensive knowledge of fundamental patient rights. Key topics include informed consent, dealing with legally incapable individuals, and maintaining confidentiality.

Module 3 - Healthcare Professionals' Obligations and Rights

In the third and final module, participants will receive an overview of their obligations concerning the authorities, such as the supervision of healthcare professionals. The module will also cover how their registration and other rights may be affected or restricted.


Once your language test has been approved by the Danish Patient Safety Authority, you can register for the Danish healthcare legislation course by sending an email to Please include your name, date of birth, and case number. You will receive confirmation via digital post within 14 days, outlining the next steps.


Each course accommodates a maximum of 15 participants. As the number of candidates on the waiting list exceeds the available seats, the Danish Patient Safety Authority will prioritize the participants. This prioritization is based on the registration date and the completion of medical tests. For instance, doctors or dentists who have passed all the tests and registered early will receive the highest priority.

There is no need to notify us separately about passing the medical tests, as we receive an automatic list of results from the University of Copenhagen.

Mandatory Attendance

Attendance is mandatory for all modules, and photo identification will be required for verification. If you are unable to attend certain parts of the course, you can make up for the missed content in a future course.

The course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity for an oral re-examination. In the event of failing the re-examination, you may rejoin the course.


You can cancel your registration up to five working days before the course's start date. To cancel, please inform the Registration, Analysis, and EU Health Insurance in writing via Failure to cancel on time or to appear for the course will count as one attempt. Each participant is allowed a maximum of three attempts for this course.

Notification of Illness

If you fall ill, it is crucial to notify the Registration, Analysis, and EU Health Insurance as soon as possible and no later than 9:00 am on the first day of the course. You must provide a medical certificate from your doctor, including the doctor's stamp and provider ID. The medical certificate must be received by the Registration, Analysis, and EU Health Insurance no later than three working days after your notification of illness. If you notify us of your illness and provide a medical certificate, the course will not count as one attempt.

Course Materials

Relevant materials, including acts and executive orders, will be distributed at the beginning of the course. Before the course starts, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the two most important sets of rules: "Sundhedsloven" and "Lov om autorisation af sundhedspersoner og om sundhedsfaglig virksomhed." You can find these under the related links section.