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Temporary authorisation to practice the clinical activity of SURGEON, within the framework of training or updating initiatives for non-EU citizens holding a non-EU qualification.


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La proceduraProcedure

Non-EU citizens who hold the professional qualification of Surgeon, attained in a non-EU country, and who wish to take part in training and/or updating initiatives implying the practice of clinical activities in hospitals, university hospitals and Scientific Institutes for Hospitalization and Care, notwithstanding the regulations concerning foreign qualifications’ recognition, are required to submit their application for a temporary authorization, according to art. 39-ter of the Italian legislative decree no.286 of 25 July 1998.

The application form and all the required documentation must be sent to the Italian Ministry of Health exclusively via the hospital, university hospital and Scientific Institutes for Hospitalization and Care, organizing the training and/or updating initiative.

The Italian Ministry of Health will assess the completeness and compliance of the documentation sent by the hospital, university hospital and Scientific Institutes for Hospitalization and Care and it will subsequently issue a temporary authorization decree, according to art. 39-ter of the Italian legislative decree no.286 of 25 July 1998.

This decree entitles the applicant to practice clinical activity for a maximum of two years, only within the framework of the training or updating initiative for which the application was meant, and only in the hospital, university hospital and Scientific Institutes for Hospitalization and Care accountable for the organization of the training or updating initiative.

Chi può richiederloWho can apply?

Non-EU citizens holding the professional qualification of Surgeon, attained in a non-EU country.

Cosa serve per richiederloWhat do I need?

The applicant will submit the application, provided with a stamp duty, to the Italian Ministry of Health (Application form ‘S’), including the full documentation required in Annex S.

Application and documentation will exclusively be submitted via the hospital, university hospital or Scientific Institute for Hospitalization and Care organizing the training or updating initiative, and to which the non-EU Surgeon applies for admission.

GENERAL NOTES AND WARNINGS:

The legalisation of professional qualifications attained in a non-EU country is accepted if it is carried out either by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority, located in the country where the qualification was issued, or by means of an Apostille (according to The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961).

If the original document is not written in Italian, it will be provided with a translation into Italian. This translation must be certified by the Italian Diplomatic or Consular Authority located in the country where the document was issued. Otherwise, the translation must be sworn by a translator and certified by the competent Italian Judicial Authority.

Photocopied documents can be certified either by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority located in the country of provenance, or by any Italian municipal office.

Colour copies are not accepted.

This Administration will send any communication regarding the procedure to the address provided in the application form. Therefore, it is up to the applicant to communicate any changes in his or her address timely, via mail.

This Administration will not be liable if notices are not received because of transfer, or wrong indication of the receiving address by the applicant, or return to sender for overdue mail holding.

The temporary authorisation issued according to art. 39-ter of the Italian legislative decree no.286 of 25 July 1998 enables to pursue clinical activities only within the framework of the training or updating initiatives it was intended for, and only in the facilities where these initiatives take place, under the supervision of a tutor.

A temporary authorisation is NOT a recognition of the professional qualification of Surgeon under articles 49 and 50 of the Italian Presidential Decree no. 394/1999 and subsequent amendments, and under Legislative Decree no. 206 of 9 November 2007 and subsequent amendments. Therefore, pursuing the health profession in Italy outside these boundaries is a criminal offence.

A temporary authorisation does not in any case entitle to access postgraduate or PhD courses in the health field, in compliance with Legislative Decree no. 368 of 17 August 1999 and subsequent amendments.

ModuliApplication form and guidelines

Come si presenta la richiestaHow can I apply?

  • Traditional Mail
    Receiving office: Direzione Generale delle Professioni sanitarie e delle risorse umane del servizio sanitario nazionale (DGPROF) - Ufficio 2 - Riconoscimento titoli delle professionalità sanitarie e delle lauree specialistiche e magistrali
    Address of the receiving office: Viale Giorgio Ribotta, 5 - 00144 Roma
  • Hand delivery
    Address: Viale Giorgio Ribotta, 5 00144 Roma
    Opening time: opening time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
    By appointment: No

Quanto tempo ci vuoleHow long does it take?

Thirty days from submission of complete application.

Quanto costaHow much does it cost?

Stamp duty: €16,00 stamp duty, to be put on the application form


Come viene comunicato l'esitoHow do I know the outcome?

  • Traditional mail

Dove viene pubblicato l'esitoOutcome Publication

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NormativaRelevant law

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ContattiContact us

  • Referent Name: Vincenzo Canale
    Address: Viale Giorgio Ribotta, 5 - 00144 Roma
    Email: [email protected]
  • Referent Name: Paola Stolfi
    Address: Viale Giorgio Ribotta, 5 - 00144 Roma
    Email: [email protected]

Ufficio responsabile del procedimentoReferent Office for Legal proceedings

Direzione Generale delle Professioni sanitarie e delle risorse umane del servizio sanitario nazionale (DGPROF)
Ufficio 2 - Riconoscimento titoli delle professionalità sanitarie e delle lauree specialistiche e magistrali

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Last update: 11 may 2022


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