Information on taking up medical activities in Austria

The following document serves to provide a comprehensive overview of all prerequisites and necessary administrative steps to take up medical activities in Austria.

Information Sheet

Educational purposes

Doctors who do not meet the general and specific requirements for medical practice (§ 4 Austrian Medical Act 1998), may be granted authorization for engaging in medical activities for educational purposes (§ 35 Austrian Medical Act 1998). The following document contains all relevant information on this topic.

Medical activities for educational purposes undertaken by foreign doctors according to § 35 Austrian Medical Act

Medical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The relevant legal exemption provision ceased to be in force as from 30 June 2023. If you have notified a medical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic to the Austrian Medical Chamber before the mentioned date of legislative change, the exercise of this activity will be possible under the legal exemption provision until 31 July 2024.


Österreichische Ärztekammer
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