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 Conduct & Ethics

Conduct and Ethics

Ethics are defined as “moral principles”. Within the health care field there are standards which must be met and maintained with regard to ethics. We highlight various ethical aspects and offer easy access to more detailed documentation. The Hippocratic Oath is the oath to the medical profession that all practitioners swear to.
Ethical rules of Conduct View document
Guidelines on Ethical rules
Ethical rules, regulations and policy guidelines
Booklet 1: Guidelines good practice View document
Booklet 2: Generic Ethical Rules with annexure 1 - 11. Annexure 12 View document
Booklet 3: Patients' Rights Charter View document
Booklet 4: Informed Consent View document
Booklet 5: Confidentiality Protecting and Providing Information View document
Booklet 6: Gen Ethical Guidelines for management of Patients with HIV View document
Booklet 7: Guidelines withholding and withdrawing treatment View document
Booklet 8: Reproductive Health View document
Booklet 9: Keeping of Patients Records View document
Booklet 10: Telemedicine View document
Booklet 11: Guidelines on over servicing perverse incentives and related matters View document
Booklet 12: Guidelines for the management of health care waste View document
Booklet 13: Gen Ethical Guidelines for Health Researchers View document
Booklet 14: Biotechnology Research in SA View document
Booklet 15: Research Development and use of Chemical and Biolgical Weapons View document
        Business Practice View document