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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.

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Scope Infringement on "Hearing Assessment" and "Fitting of Hearing Aids Performed by other Practitioners and/or "Frontline" Staff in Optometry/Dispensing Opticianry Practice

Following numerous queries and complaints received by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (“the Professional Board”) regarding the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the Speech, Language and Hearing Professions by practitioners registered within the profession of Optometry and Dispensing Opticians who are not qualified and competent to perform such clinical acts. The Professional Boards for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians and Speech, Language and Hearing Professions saw it fit to remind, inform and educate practitioners and the members of public that >>> read more



Nomination for Co-option of members to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians

 

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians represents healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA in terms of the Health Professionals Act, Act 56 of 1974 and are tasked with determining and maintaining the standards of professional education, training and practice in South Africa.
Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of the Regulations relating to the Nominations and Appointments of Members of a Professional Board as published in Government Notice R1257 in Government Gazette 31633 of 28 November 2008 (“the nomination and appointment regulations”), calling upon all persons who meet the minimum requirements below to submit nominations for co-option of member/s to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians.
The Board is looking to co-opt to its Education Committee an expert in the field of Higher Education and Governance. The selected nominee will be co-opted for the remainder of the Board’s term of office ending in September 2020. The nominee should meet the following requirements:
  • Experience/Expertise in curriculum development
Click here  for the nomination form.
 
Please note the following:
  • Every completed nomination form must reach the Returning Officer at the address/e-mail address given below by no later than 16:30 on 31 March 2018.
  • Every nomination form in respect of which any of the requirements as stipulated in the notices referred to in the above paragraph has not been complied with, or which is not received by the aforesaid date and time at the address or e-mail address given below, will be invalid.
  • Street address: The Returning Officer (PBODO Co-option) 553 Madiba Street Arcadia Pretoria 0083. Postal address: PO Box 205, Pretoria 0001. Email address: modernr@hpcsa.co.za.
  • For further information: Ms Tebogo Vundule, telephone number: 012 338 9448

 



 
 
 
Scope infringement by "front line"staff in Optometry/Dispensing Opticianry Practice
Following numerous queries and complaints received by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (“the Professional Board”) regarding the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the profession of Optometry and Dispensing Optician by >>>read more
 
 
URGENT NOTICE TO ALL OPTOMETRISTS
The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians previously communicated that it is reviewing the mobile practice guidelines. Practitioners are hereby informed that the guidelines have been finalised with effect from June 2017 and have been published.