Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For the Public

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.

Conduct and Ethics

Conduct and EthicsThe following includes unprofessional conduct against which we may take disciplinary steps:
  • Unauthorised advertising
  • Over-servicing of patients
  • Criminal convictions
  • Improper relationships with patients
  • Improper conduct of practitioners
  • Operational procedure without patient's permission or consent
  • Disclosure of information in regard to patient without his / her permission
  • Incompetence in regard to treatment of patients
  • Excessive fees charged/overcharging
  • Insufficient care towards patients
  • Racial discrimination
  • Rude behaviour towards patients
  • Prescriptions to already addicted patients
  • Perverse incentives and kickbacks
The list is not exhaustive, and such a practitioner may be charged in terms of the ethical rules and the act.