Who is required to register?
Statutory registration applies to the following 15 health and social care professions, regardless of whether they work in the private or public sector or are self-employed.
|Medical Scientists||Radiographers and Radiation Therapists|
|Occupational Therapists||Social Care Workers|
|Podiatrists||Speech and Language Therapists|
|Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians|
Currently Registers are open for Dietitians, Radiographers, Radiation Therapists, Social Workers , Speech and Language Therapists and Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.
If an individual continues to work using a protected title and has not registered, they may be prosecuted and can be fined up to €5000, imprisoned for up to six months, or both.
Some employers may insist on registration before the end of the transitional period as part of a contract of employment.