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The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.
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As a statutory body, the HPCSA is guided by a formal regulatory framework and this includes our founding Act, the
Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
This Act governs all our activities, clearly defines the scope of each profession which it mandates to register with HPCSA, and sets clear processes to be followed by HPCSA in achieving our statutory mandate.