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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 8519


  • Section: N - Health and social work
  • Division: 85 - Health and social work
  • Group: 851 - Human health activities
  • Class: 8519 - Other human health activities

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- activities for human health not performed by hospitals or by medical doctors or dentists:
- activities of nurses, midwives, physiotherapists or other paramedical practicioners in the field of optometry, hydrotherapy, medical massage, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropody, homeopathy, chiropractice, acupuncture etc.
These activities may be carried out in health clinics such as those attached to firms, schools, homes for the aged, labour organizations and fraternal organizations and in residential health facilities other than hospitals, as well as in own consulting rooms, patients' homes or elsewhere.

This class also includes:
- activities of dental paramedical personnel such as dental therapists, school dental nurses and dental hygienists, who may work remote from, but are periodically supervised by, the dentist
- activities of medical laboratories
- activities of blood banks, sperm banks, transplant organ banks etc.
- ambulance transport of patients by any mode of transport including airplanes
- residential health facilities, except hotels

This class excludes:
- production of artificial teeth, denture and prosthetic appliances by dental laboratories, see 3311
- testing activities in the field of food hygiene, see 7422
- hospital activities, see 8511
- medical and dental practice activities, see 8512

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