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guiding the professions

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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.

Professional Boards

Announcements

WITHDRAWAL:Nominations for Co-option of members to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians

The Board hereby wish to withdraw Notice given in terms of the provisions of the Regulations relating to the Nominations and Appointment 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 as stipulated in the previous advertisement to submit nominations for co-option of member/s to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians. >>> read more

Spe 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

 
 
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