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Original name: Bundesgesetz über die Sozialversicherung freiberuflich selbständig Erwerbstätiger (Freiberuflichen Sozialversicherungsgesetz - FSVG)
Name: Federal Law on the Statutory Insurance of Self-employed Professionals (Self-Employed Social Security Act - FSVG).
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1978-11-30
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1978-L-93077
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Bundeskanzleramt, Rechtsinformationssystem (RIS), Austria PDF of Law in German as amended to BGBI I. No. 4/2013 PDF of Law in German as amended to BGBI I. No. 4/2013 (consulted on 2013-05-21)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 33 articles providing for the modalities for the social protection of self-employed workers. Inter alia sets out the relationship between and extent of application of the Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act (GSVG).

Section I - General provisions
Section II - Special provisions
Section IIIa - Transfer of benefits and entitlements in the Pension Fund under the statutes of the welfare institutions of the Federal Chamber of Architects and Consulting Engineers
Section IV - Final provisions

The FSVG regulates the health, accident and pension insurance cover of self-employed professionals in Austria. These include doctors, pharmacists, commercial trustees, lawyers etc. At present, this law has only been extended to the following groups and insurance branches: Self-employed members of a medical association are provided with pension and accident insurance cover. Members of the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists (independent pharmacists division), members of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Solicitors and members of the Chamber of Architects and Engineering Consultants (starting 1 January 2013) are insured for pension purposes under the FSVG.
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