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


Quality medical records are vital for effective communication between healthcare professionals and their patients. Any practitioner may be faced with a patient complaint, a HPCSA disciplinary enquiry or medical negligence case. The state of the medical records may determine the outcome of the case; this could have a negative impact on the practice or one’s career. Record keeping is essential for continuous effective patient care. An inaccurate or incomplete record of a patient’s information is simply poor clinical practice, thus poor patient care, which could expose patient to risk. It is every practitioner’s ethical  >>> Read more
Through evaluation of education and training institutions, the Board is able to assess the standard of education and training of students and make necessary recommendations to further improve the standard. Having completed this, the Board is able to provide accreditation status to the institutions.
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