Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards


Rulings Relating to Scope of Practise
Emergency Care Providers shall practice within their scope of practice. This includes (but not limited to) equipment, medications and capabilities related to that scope of practice and category of registration.
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Participation in Strike Action Emergency Care Providers
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a responsibility to ensure that it protects the public and guides the professions. As a regulatory body with a legislative mandate to protect the public and guide the Emergency Care profession, the Professional Board for Emergency Care emphatically condemns any strike action by Emergency Care Providers
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Draft Revised Clinical Practise Guidelines/Protocols
The Professional Board for Emergency Care wishes to bring to your attention that the Clinical Practice Guidelines which were sent out to a group of stakeholders for comment/input is a DRAFT document. The Board will consider the comment/input received from these stakeholders and may then decide to make changes to this document and perhaps further consultation with stakeholders.These revised Clinical Practice Guidelines have not been implemented and Emergency Care Providers have to comply with the existing protocols until such time that the Board has implemented the revised Clinical Practice Guidelines read more
Position Statement on Social Determinants of Health
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Establishment of Research Committee 12 April 2016  click here
Progress on the Clinical guideline and scope of practice review progress click here
Guidelines: Failure of refresher programme assessments
In terms of section 26 of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act 56 of 1974), compliance with certain conditions of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a requisite for continued registration with the HPCSA. The HPCSA may from time to time make rules on CPD pertaining to each profession. » read more
Approved list of medicines for prescribing by Emergency Care providers
The Minister of Health published the approved list of medicines for prescribing by Emergency Care Providers in the Government Gazette (No 36827) of 13 September 2013 » read more