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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

Restoration

Restoration of name to the Register
 
Suspension based on a formal request to be suspended from the register or due to non-payment of annual fees:
  • Voluntary Erasure is in terms of Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) Section 19 (1)(c)
  • Suspension due to non-payment of annual fee is in terms Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974 Section 19 (1)(d)

A. If a practitioner’s name was erased from the register for a maximum period of two years; such application will be dealt with administratively subject to submission of the following:
  • Completion of required restoration form Form 18
  • Payment of the applicable fees and any other outstanding fees


B. If a practitioner was practising his/her profession during the period of erasure, his or her name will be restored without further requirements subject to receipt of the following:

  • Completion of required restoration form (Form 18 PPB)
  • Payment of the applicable fees and any other outstanding fees
  • A summary of activities, employment and non-employment within and outside the profession during the period of erasure (Template attached hereto).
  • Original documentary evidence of work experience issued by the relevant employers. Evidence regarding experience and appointments held must specify the exact nature and extent of work performed and the periods during which the appointments were held
  • A summary of CPD activities completed during the period of erasure as per the Continuing Professional Development policy of Council (Template attached hereto).
  • Original documentary evidence regarding undergraduate and / or postgraduate studies since erasure from the register in South Africa (if applicable).
  • If the applicant was registered outside South Africa since erasure of his/her name from the register, a recent original Certificate of Status (Certificate of Good Standing), indicating that the applicant is in good standing, issued by the foreign registration authority within the preceding three months.
C. If a practitioner’s name was erased from the register for a period of more than two years and he/she was not practising his profession, the following would apply: 
  • Completion of the required application form (Form 18 PPB)
  • Payment of restoration fees and any other outstanding fees.
  • The practitioner would be restored in the category supervised practice for a period of at least six months
  • Guidelines relating to supervised practice – See item 4 of the Guidelines for the restoration of names of practitioners – (Form 18 PPB Guidelines)
  • Portfolio following completion of period of supervised practice(Form 18 PPB Portfolio)
D. The supervision period entails the following: 
  • A registered practitioner in the relevant profession will be required to supervise the applicant during this period and report to the Board regarding his or her competence upon completion of the period of supervised practice by submitting a portfolio in respect of his or her activities during the period of supervised practice. The report should include an indication whether a further period of supervision is required. In the case of a negative report the Executive Committee of the Board will deal with the matter.
  • The supervisor has to be registered with the Council and practising in South Africa for a minimum period of at least two years. The applicant is not required to apply to the Board for approval of the supervisor.
  • During the period of supervised practice the applicant is not entitled to practice without supervision. This would, however, enable the practitioner to legally practise the profession and improve his or her clinical skills in preparation for the assessment to be undertaken by the supervisor.
  • “Supervised practice” further implies that the applicant is not allowed to practice independently or privately in his or her own practice.
  • Upon receipt of a positive report (Form 18 PPB Portfolio) by the supervisor to the satisfaction of the Board his or her name will be restored to the category of registration that applied prior to the erasure of his or her name from the register.
E. Restoration of names of Assistants / Technicians: 
  • Restoration Form 18.
  • Restoration Fees and outstanding annual fees (if any).

    Restore without further requirements (supervised practice).
F. Restoration: Registers
  • BK-Biokineticist
  • CH-Podiatrist
  • MA-Masseur (No new intake accepted)
  • PT-Physiotherapist
  • RM-Remedial Gymnast (No new intake accepted)
  • SCH-Supplementary Podiatrist (No new intake accepted)
  • SPT-Supplementary Physiotherapist (No new intake accepted)