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Table 3 International allied health professional bodies and presence of support provided for implementation of nine core regulatory standards

From: Regulation of the global orthotist/prosthetist workforce, and what we might learn from allied health professions with international-level regulatory support: a narrative review

Profession, name of international body and number of member organisations (n) Minimum Training/Education Entry-Level Competency Standards Scope of Practice Code of Conduct Course Accreditation Continuing Professional Development Language Standard Recency-of-Practice Return-to-Practice
Physical therapy
World Confederation for Physical Therapy (n = 120)
X X X X X X X X
Occupational therapy
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (n = 101)
X X X X X
Social work
International Federation of Social Workers (n = 123)
X X X X
Speech and language therapy (inc audiology)
International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (n = 63)
X X X X
Dietetics
International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (n = 50)
X X X
Medical imaging
International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (n = 80)
X X X
Optometry
World Council of Optometry (n = unknown)
X X X
Osteopathy
Osteopathic International Alliance (n = 10)
X X X
Psychology
International Union of Psychological Science (n = 89)
X X X
Music therapy
World Federation of Music Therapy (n = 26)
X X
Orthoptics
International Orthoptic Association (n = 16)
X X
Chiropractic
World Federation of Chiropractic (n = 88)
X
Audiology
International Society of Audiology (n = unknown)
Podiatry
International Federation of Podiatrists (n = 31)