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Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned.

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.



Overview

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.

Registration with HPCSA offers the health care practitioner, benefits such as:

  • Conferral of professional status to the practitioner, inclusive of the right to practise the profession that he/she is qualified for,
  • The assurance that no unqualified person may practise these professions, and
  • Credibility as a competent practitioner who may command a reward for his/her services.


Committees



Council

PresidentDr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
PresidentDr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
PresidentDr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
PresidentDr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape


Overview

Qualifying in any of the health care professions is an important personal responsibility and, as a practitioner, there are several legal obligations.

Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a pre-requisite for professional practice, and it is also a legal requirement to keep all personal details up to date at all times.

An annual fee is payable for this registration and failure to pay this fee could result in suspension from the register. If, for some reason a practitioner is suspended from the register, they can redeem themselves by applying for restoration and paying the restoration fee.

Voluntary erasure from the register is possible if the practitioner does not intend to practice his/her profession in South Africa for a given period of time. A request has to be submitted in writing before 31 March of the year voluntary erasure is requested.

There are nine main registration categories (not all categories apply to all professions), namely:

  • Student
  • Internship
  • Student Intern


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Cancellation Policyclick here
Privacy Policyclick here
Refund Policyclick here
Online User Manualclick here


Overview

The HPCSA is a statutory body, which 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.

We regulate health professionals in South Africa and we are set up to protect the public. We only register professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour. We thus have the power to institute disciplinary proceedings regarding any complaint, charge or allegation of unprofessional conduct against any person registered with Council. If a registered practitioner transgresses the rules as laid down by the Board, the practitioner will be subjected to a disciplinary process in terms of the regulations. We can also prosecute those who pretend to be registered Mandates.



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Events

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Professional Boards

The Professional Boards are co-ordinating bodies for all the healthcare practitioners registered with us. The respective boards that are established for a specific profession, deal with any matters relating to a specific profession. Below are 12 Professional Boards , click the professional board to read more about it.



History

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.



History

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.



History

he amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.



Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.



Counsil

President Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Vice President Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Dental Therapy & Oral Hygeine Dr. Tufayl Ahmed Muslim
Dietetics & Nutrition Prof Sussana M Hanekom
Emergency Care Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Mrs. Dagmar Muhlbauer
Mr. Simphiwe Sobuwa
Environmental Health Practitioners Ms. Duduzile Julia Sebidi
Medical and Dental Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Prof. Yusuf Ismail Osman
Dr. Reno Lance Morar
Medical Technology Mr. Molefe Aubrey William Louw
Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Mr. Maemo Kobe
Occupational Therapy and Medical Orthotics/Prosthetics Ms. Martha S van Niekerk
Psychology Prof. Basil Joseph Pillay
Phisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Ms. Nokuzola Doris Dantile
Radiography and Clinical Technology Mr. Aladdin Speelman
Speech-Language and Hearing Dr. Sadna Balton
Community Representative not registered in Terms of Act Ms. Xoliswa Bacela
Mr. Ketso Obed Tsekeli
Ms. Ruth Maphosa Gontsana
Ms. Julia Mmaphuti Nare
Adv. Tebogo Mafafo
Prof. Nobelungu Julia Mekwa
Ms. Marie Mercia Isaacs
Ms. Mmanape Mothapo 
Dr. Anusha Lucen
Department of Education Vacant
Department of Health Dr. Aquina Thulare
Person versed in Law Mr. Sello Ramasala
Person appointed by the Universities South Africa (Higher Education South Africa ) Prof. Khaya Mfenyana
Prof. Nomthandazo Gwele
Prof. GJ van Zyl
South African Military Health Services Major-General ZWS Dabula


Counsil

President Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Vice President Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Dental Therapy & Oral Hygeine Dr. Tufayl Ahmed Muslim
Dietetics & Nutrition Prof Sussana M Hanekom
Emergency Care Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Mrs. Dagmar Muhlbauer
Mr. Simphiwe Sobuwa
Environmental Health Practitioners Ms. Duduzile Julia Sebidi
Medical and Dental Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Prof. Yusuf Ismail Osman
Dr. Reno Lance Morar
Medical Technology Mr. Molefe Aubrey William Louw
Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Mr. Maemo Kobe
Occupational Therapy and Medical Orthotics/Prosthetics Ms. Martha S van Niekerk
Psychology Prof. Basil Joseph Pillay
Phisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Ms. Nokuzola Doris Dantile
Radiography and Clinical Technology Mr. Aladdin Speelman
Speech-Language and Hearing Dr. Sadna Balton
Community Representative not registered in Terms of Act Ms. Xoliswa Bacela
Mr. Ketso Obed Tsekeli
Ms. Ruth Maphosa Gontsana
Ms. Julia Mmaphuti Nare
Adv. Tebogo Mafafo
Prof. Nobelungu Julia Mekwa
Ms. Marie Mercia Isaacs
Ms. Mmanape Mothapo 
Dr. Anusha Lucen
Department of Education Vacant
Department of Health Dr. Aquina Thulare
Person versed in Law Mr. Sello Ramasala
Person appointed by the Universities South Africa (Higher Education South Africa ) Prof. Khaya Mfenyana
Prof. Nomthandazo Gwele
Prof. GJ van Zyl
South African Military Health Services Major-General ZWS Dabula


Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice.

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned.

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.

 

 



History

Current 

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.

19th Century

Regulation of the practice of medicine and allied professions in the Republic of South Africa began in the late 19th century. The Colonial Medical Council of the Cape Province was founded in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1891. The first meeting of this council took place on 4 January, 1892. 

In Natal, the ‘Natal Medical Council’ was established in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1896 and the first meeting was held on 9 October, 1896 in Pietermaritzburg.

South African medicine in the 1890s Click here to view the document.

20th Century

The 'Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony resulted from Ordinance 29 of 1904 and the Council met on 13 July, 1904 in the Council Chamber of the Railway Bureau in Bloemfontein. In terms of Ordinance 29 of 1904, the ‘Transvaal Medical Council’ was established. On 4 January, 1905 the Council had its first meeting in the House of Assembly’s Second Boardroom in Pretoria. 

These Councils’ members were partly appointed by the government, while other members were elected for periods of five years. Although provision was made for an Executive Committee in the regulation of the 'Colonial Medical Council', no indication of a permanent structure can be found. This is also the case with regard to the ‘Natal Medical Council’. The 'Transvaal Medical Council' and the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony’ however had Executive Committees. 

The HPCSA’s origins date back to 1928 when, in accordance with Act 13 of 1928, the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) was appointed to fulfil the functions of the four former provincial councils. Act 13 of 1928 made provision for two statutory councils: the South African Medical Council (SAMC) and the South African Pharmacists' Commission (SAPC). The SAMC was also responsible for the registration of nurses until the South African Nursing Council (SANC) was established as a separate council in 1944. Likewise, the registration of dental technicians was the responsibility of the SAMC until the formation of the South African Dental Technicians' Council in 1945.

Act 56 of 1974 replaced Act 13 of 1928, in terms of which the SAMDC, now renamed the HPCSA, continues to exist as a separate legal entity. The first meeting of the Council was held on 22 October, 1928 in Pretoria and was opened by the late Dr. D F Malan, the then Minister of National Health and later the fourth Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Although Act 13 of 1928 made provision for the South African Medical Council and the South African Pharmacist’s Commission to exist as two statutory councils, these two Councils actually had a common Registrar for a number of years. 

In 1947, the first register of medical deputies was established. Attempts aimed at making registration of these professions, later paramedical and supplementary health service professions, compulsory, has a history of its own. After a variety of draft bills and elected Committees of Parliament, Act 13 of 1928 was amended in 1971 to make provision for the establishment of professional boards registered with the Council. Professional Boards for Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Technology, Chiropody (Podiatry), Health Inspectors, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Radiography, Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Oral Hygiene, Opticians and Clinical Technology were established. More professional Boards were established at a later stage while others were amended or combined as necessary.

 



Vision and Mission

 

Vision

The HPCSA’s vision is to enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of our twelve Professional Boards in:

  • Setting healthcare standards for training and discipline in the professionals registered with the HPCSA;
  • Ensuring on-going professional competence; and
  • Fostering compliance with those standards.

Mission

Quality healthcare standards for all.

 


Strategic Plan



Overview



Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.



Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.



History

Current

CurrentThe amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.

 

19th Century

19th CenturyRegulation of the practice of medicine and allied professions in the Republic of South Africa began in the late 19th century. The Colonial Medical Council of the Cape Province was founded in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1891. The first meeting of this council took place on 4 January, 1892. 

In Natal, the ‘Natal Medical Council’ was established in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1896 and the first meeting was held on 9 October, 1896 in Pietermaritzburg.

South African medicine in the 1890s Click here to view the document.

 

20th Century

20th CenturyThe 'Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony resulted from Ordinance 29 of 1904 and the Council met on 13 July, 1904 in the Council Chamber of the Railway Bureau in Bloemfontein. In terms of Ordinance 29 of 1904, the ‘Transvaal Medical Council’ was established. On 4 January, 1905 the Council had its first meeting in the House of Assembly’s Second Boardroom in Pretoria. 

These Councils’ members were partly appointed by the government, while other members were elected for periods of five years. Although provision was made for an Executive Committee in the regulation of the 'Colonial Medical Council', no indication of a permanent structure can be found. This is also the case with regard to the ‘Natal Medical Council’. The 'Transvaal Medical Council' and the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony’ however had Executive Committees. 

The HPCSA’s origins date back to 1928 when, in accordance with Act 13 of 1928, the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) was appointed to fulfil the functions of the four former provincial councils. Act 13 of 1928 made provision for two statutory councils: the South African Medical Council (SAMC) and the South African Pharmacists' Commission (SAPC). The SAMC was also responsible for the registration of nurses until the South African Nursing Council (SANC) was established as a separate council in 1944. Likewise, the registration of dental technicians was the responsibility of the SAMC until the formation of the South African Dental Technicians' Council in 1945.

Act 56 of 1974 replaced Act 13 of 1928, in terms of which the SAMDC, now renamed the HPCSA, continues to exist as a separate legal entity. The first meeting of the Council was held on 22 October, 1928 in Pretoria and was opened by the late Dr. D F Malan, the then Minister of National Health and later the fourth Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Although Act 13 of 1928 made provision for the South African Medical Council and the South African Pharmacist’s Commission to exist as two statutory councils, these two Councils actually had a common Registrar for a number of years. 

In 1947, the first register of medical deputies was established. Attempts aimed at making registration of these professions, later paramedical and supplementary health service professions, compulsory, has a history of its own. After a variety of draft bills and elected Committees of Parliament, Act 13 of 1928 was amended in 1971 to make provision for the establishment of professional boards registered with the Council. Professional Boards for Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Technology, Chiropody (Podiatry), Health Inspectors, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Radiography, Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Oral Hygiene, Opticians and Clinical Technology were established. More professional Boards were established at a later stage while others were amended or combined as necessary.



Vision and Mission

Vision

The HPCSA’s vision is to enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of our twelve Professional Boards in:

  • Setting healthcare standards for training and discipline in the professionals registered with the HPCSA;
  • Ensuring on-going professional competence; and
  • Fostering compliance with those standards.

Mission

Quality healthcare standards for all.



Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.



History

Current

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.

19th Century

Regulation of the practice of medicine and allied professions in the Republic of South Africa began in the late 19th century. The Colonial Medical Council of the Cape Province was founded in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1891. The first meeting of this council took place on 4 January, 1892. 

In Natal, the ‘Natal Medical Council’ was established in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1896 and the first meeting was held on 9 October, 1896 in Pietermaritzburg.

South African medicine in the 1890s Click here to view the document.

20th Century

The 'Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony resulted from Ordinance 29 of 1904 and the Council met on 13 July, 1904 in the Council Chamber of the Railway Bureau in Bloemfontein. In terms of Ordinance 29 of 1904, the ‘Transvaal Medical Council’ was established. On 4 January, 1905 the Council had its first meeting in the House of Assembly’s Second Boardroom in Pretoria. 

These Councils’ members were partly appointed by the government, while other members were elected for periods of five years. Although provision was made for an Executive Committee in the regulation of the 'Colonial Medical Council', no indication of a permanent structure can be found. This is also the case with regard to the ‘Natal Medical Council’. The 'Transvaal Medical Council' and the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony’ however had Executive Committees. 

The HPCSA’s origins date back to 1928 when, in accordance with Act 13 of 1928, the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) was appointed to fulfil the functions of the four former provincial councils. Act 13 of 1928 made provision for two statutory councils: the South African Medical Council (SAMC) and the South African Pharmacists' Commission (SAPC). The SAMC was also responsible for the registration of nurses until the South African Nursing Council (SANC) was established as a separate council in 1944. Likewise, the registration of dental technicians was the responsibility of the SAMC until the formation of the South African Dental Technicians' Council in 1945.

Act 56 of 1974 replaced Act 13 of 1928, in terms of which the SAMDC, now renamed the HPCSA, continues to exist as a separate legal entity. The first meeting of the Council was held on 22 October, 1928 in Pretoria and was opened by the late Dr. D F Malan, the then Minister of National Health and later the fourth Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Although Act 13 of 1928 made provision for the South African Medical Council and the South African Pharmacist’s Commission to exist as two statutory councils, these two Councils actually had a common Registrar for a number of years. 

In 1947, the first register of medical deputies was established. Attempts aimed at making registration of these professions, later paramedical and supplementary health service professions, compulsory, has a history of its own. After a variety of draft bills and elected Committees of Parliament, Act 13 of 1928 was amended in 1971 to make provision for the establishment of professional boards registered with the Council. Professional Boards for Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Technology, Chiropody (Podiatry), Health Inspectors, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Radiography, Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Oral Hygiene, Opticians and Clinical Technology were established. More professional Boards were established at a later stage while others were amended or combined as necessary.



Vision and Mission 

Vision

The HPCSA’s vision is to enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of our twelve Professional Boards in:

  • Setting healthcare standards for training and discipline in the professionals registered with the HPCSA;
  • Ensuring on-going professional competence; and
  • Fostering compliance with those standards.

Mission

Quality healthcare standards for all.



Strategic Plan



Executive Management 

CEO/Registrar 
Dr Manyangane Raymond Billa
Head: Finance & Supply Chain Ms Melissa de Graaff
Head: Legal and Regulatory Affairs  Adv Phelelani Khumalo
Head: Corporate Services  Vacant
Head: Office of the Registrar  Vacant
Head: Core Operations  Vacant


Council

 

President Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Vice President Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Dental Therapy & Oral Hygeine Dr. Tufayl Ahmed Muslim
Dietetics & Nutrition Prof Sussana M Hanekom
Emergency Care Mr. Lesiba Arnold Malotana
Mrs. Dagmar Muhlbauer
Mr. Simphiwe Sobuwa
Environmental Health Practitioners Ms. Duduzile Julia Sebidi
Medical and Dental Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape
Prof. Yusuf Ismail Osman
Dr. Reno Lance Morar
Medical Technology Mr. Molefe Aubrey William Louw
Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Mr. Maemo Kobe
Occupational Therapy and Medical Orthotics/Prosthetics Ms. Martha S van Niekerk
Psychology Prof. Basil Joseph Pillay
Phisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Ms. Nokuzola Doris Dantile
Radiography and Clinical Technology Mr. Aladdin Speelman
Speech-Language and Hearing Dr. Sadna Balton
Community Representative not registered in Terms of Act Ms. Xoliswa Bacela
Mr. Ketso Obed Tsekeli
Ms. Ruth Maphosa Gontsana
Ms. Julia Mmaphuti Nare
Adv. Tebogo Mafafo
Prof. Nobelungu Julia Mekwa
Ms. Marie Mercia Isaacs
Ms. Mmanape Mothapo 
Dr. Anusha Lucen
Department of Education Vacant
Department of Health Dr. Aquina Thulare
Person versed in Law Mr. Sello Ramasala
Person appointed by the Universities South Africa (Higher Education South Africa ) Prof. Khaya Mfenyana
Prof. Nomthandazo Gwele
Prof. GJ van Zyl
South African Military Health Services Major-General ZWS Dabula


Organisational Structure 

Overview

The HPCSA is responsible for ensuring that over-arching strategic policy, with respect to the professions falling within its ambit, is implemented. This is achieved by:

  • Determining the strategic policy of the Professional Boards with respect to finance, education, registration, ethics and professional conduct, disciplinary procedures, scope of the professions, inter-professional matters and maintenance of professional competence;
  • Arbitrating in matters of dispute between Professional Boards and between professions grouped together in such Boards; and
  • Mediating between the professions, as well as between the professions and the public.

In addition, HPCSA and the Professional Boards advise the Minister of Healthon matters within their field, and alert the Minister regarding matters of public importance. 

The constitution of HPCSA and the composition of the Professional Boards is representative of our country’s demographics and is subject to prescribed guidelines. The constitution of Council is prescribed in Section 5 of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.



Regulatory Mandate 

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.



Governance 

Introduction  

The HPCSA is committed to and fully endorses the principles of the Code of Corporate Governance as set out in the King IV Report on Corporate Governance.

The HPCSA welcomes King IV and will ensure that it complies with the obligations placed on the organisation in accordance with the principles set therein.  The HPCSA subscribes to a governance system where ethics and integrity set the standards for compliance, constantly reviews and adapts its structures and processes to facilitate effective leadership and sustainability.

The HPCSA recognises its responsibility to conduct its affairs with prudence, transparency, accountability, fairness and in a socially responsible manner, thereby safeguarding the interests of all its stakeholders. We believe that through our endorsement of the Code of Corporate Governance and the confidence that the public and the professions have in our system of regulation, we can continue to effectively deliver on our mandate.
 

BEE

The HPCSA strives to maintain its commitment to uplifting the previously disadvantaged through the implementation of the BEE policy which requires all tenders to comply with the BEE requirements, and the allocation of tenders to service providers is dependent on them being compliant to the BEE requirements.
 

Councillors

Councillors meet quarterly and are responsible for preparing financial statements, monitoring executive management and exercising control over the organisation’s activities. The roles of the President and the Chief Executive Officer are separate in accordance with the King recommendations. The President holds a non-executive office. Council sets the overall policy for the organisation, provides input and makes decisions on matters of strategic importance. Click here to view council members.
 

Financial Statements

The Council is responsible for the preparation of financial statements that fairly present the financial position of the organisation and the results of its operations and cash flow information for the year then ended. The auditors, Morar Chartered Accountants Incorporated, are responsible for independently auditing and reporting on these financial statements. In preparing the financial statements, Council has disclosed appropriate and meaningful additional information to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements, and adhered to International Financial Reporting Standards.
 

Managing Risk

The HPCSA regards Corporate Governance and the management of risk as fundamental mechanisms to drive good organisational practice and is committed to ensuring that good governance is practiced. Our processes and practices have their origin in the principles of integrity and accountability. This is evidenced through the decision making and compliance with our legal obligations and the judicious use of our funds. 

The Council, through the Audit and Risk Management Committee acknowledges its overall accountability for ensuring effective results driven, integrated risk management process. The responsibility for management of risk resides with the line management of risk in all divisions and departments. Those accountable for management of risk also ensure that all necessary controls are in place and are effective at all times. Control effectiveness focuses on improving our ability to manage risk effectively, so that we can quickly and confidently act on opportunities to improve and achieve sustainability. 

The HPCSA has a zero tolerance policy towards fraud and other acts of dishonesty. Our commitment to combating all forms of fraud remains steadfast and to this end we remain proactive in the fight against fraud and other white collar crime. Council is committed to an exemplary standard of business ethics and transparency, and all councilors, board members and staff are bound by a code of conduct.


Policies

Online Registration Policies

Cancellation Policy Click here
Privacy Policy Click here  
Refund Policy Click here
Online User Manaul Click here


Careers



Announcements



Careers

Careers at HPCSA

The following careers are available:

Position Closing Date
   


Application forms

Professional Boards are co-ordinating bodies for healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA. The respective boards that are established for a specific profession, deal with matters relating to a specific profession.
 
 
NB: Practitioners are advised to check for correct fees before making any payment
 
Additional Qualification
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 19 - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 19 - Medicine, Medical Science & Dentistry Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Diagnostic Privileges -Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Ocular Therapeutics Download form

 

    Application for registration
Form 23 - Application for registration Download form
Form 23 DOH - Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene Download form
Form 23 EMB - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 23 MT - Medical Technologist Download form
Form 23 MLS - Medical Laboratory Scientists  Download form
Form 23 ODO - Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 23 - Independent Practice Download form
Form 24 - Application for Registration Download form
Form 24 DA - Aplication for registration as Dental Assistant Download form
Form 24 EMB - Application for registration Emergency Care Download form
Form 24 GT - Application for registration as Medical Technician Download form
Form 24 KT - Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 KT-G Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 LA - Application for registration as Lab Assistant Download form
Form 24 MT - Application for registration Download form
Form 24 OH - Extended functions Download form
Form 24 OS - Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics  Download form
Form 24 TT - Application for registration as Dental Therapist Download form
Form 25 MTB - Intern duty certificate for Medical Technology Download form
Form 27 OS - Intern Duty certificate - Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 OB/OSA - Intern duty certificate - Medical Orthotists & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 PSY - Intern duty Certficates for Psychologists Download form
Form 176 EHP - Environmental Health Assistants Download form

 

Community Service
Form 10 A - Intern duty certificate for Completion of a 2 years Internship training programme Download form
Form 14 A - Dentist (DP) to perform Community Service Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 - To perform Community Service Download form
Form 27 - (Generic) Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 23 - DOH Download form

 

  Foreign Qualification  
Form 165 - (Generic) Radiography and Clinical Technology Download form
Form 176 AT - Registration as an Arts Therapist Download form
Form 176 DT - Foreign Qualified Dietician Download form
Form 176 EHP Download form
Form 176 MDB - ECFMG Download form
Form 176 NT Download form
Form 176 ODO Download form
Form 176 OT Download form
Form 176 MT - Medical Technologists/ Bsc Graduates Download form
Form 177 DR- Application for registration as Radiographer Download form
Form 177 BKT - Application for registration as Clinical Technologist Download form

 

 Independent Registration
Form 11 C -  MDB Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 A (SLH) -  Change of Category: Speech Language and Hearing Professions Download form
Form 27 - Certificate of Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 133 - Medical Technology (MT) Application to conduct private practice Download form
Form 189 - Dental Therapist (TT) Download form

 

Intern Registration
Form 10A MDB - Intern in Medicine Download form
Form 23 MSIN; PHIN and GCIN - Medical Biological Scientist, Medical Physicist and Genetic Counsellor only  Download form
Form 26 A - OS Placement of Intern Download form
Form 26 BKIN - Biokineticist Intern Download form
Form 26 MTIN - Intern Medical Technologist Download form
Form 26 ATIN - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 26 A AT - Placement of Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 27 AT - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Duty Certificate Download form
Form 27 BK - Biokineticist for Intern Duty Certificates Download form
Form 36 GC - Certificate of Intern training (Genetic Counsellor) Download form
Form 36 MS - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Biological Scientist) Download form
Form 36 PH - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Physicist) Download form

 

Restoration
Form 18 - Application for restoration of name to the register Download form
Form 18 PPB - Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics only Download form
Form 18 A - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Application for restoration Download form
Form 18 C - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyUndertaking by Supervisor Download form
Form 18 D - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Supervisory report Download form
Form 18 F - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyPortfolio Download form
Form 18 G - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Portfolio marking guide Download form

 

 

Specialties/ Sub-Specialties
Form 9 - Application for registration as a Registrar / Sub-speciality Trainee Download form
Form 21.1 MDB -  Application for registration as a Specialist in terms of board notice 230 of 2015 Download form
Form 57 A - MED Sub- Speciallity SA Qualified - Certificate relating to education and training in subspeciality Download form
Form 57 MDB - Certificate relating to training in specialities & sub specialist Download form
Form 57 MED - Certificate relating to training for specialists who commenced specialists training after 1 January 2011 Download form

 

Students
Form 8 - Visiting Student, in Supplementary Health Services Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Emergency Care) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Medical and Dental) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (DNB) Download form
Form 53 DA S- Student Dental Assistant Download form
Form 53 EMB - Emergency Care Board Download form
Form 53 DOH Download form
Form 53 MDB and DOH - Student in Medical Science Download form
Form 53 OT S - Re-registration after interruption of Studies- Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 OTS - Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TT S - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TTS - Re-registration after interruption of Studies - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 GTA/LAS Download form

 

Medical & Dental 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 11 A - Medical Practitioner Community Service Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 21 MDB - Specialist/ Subspecialist SA Qualified Download form
Form 23 MDB - Intern in Medicine SA Qualified Download form
Form 24 GC - Application for registration as Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 24 MS - Application for registration as Medical Biological Scientist

Download form

Form 24 PH - Application for registration as Medical Physicist

Download form

Form 26 PHIN - Intern Medical Physicist

Download form

Form 26 GCIN - Intern Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 26 MSIN - Intern Medical Biological Scientist

Download form

Form 27 - Independent Practise

Download form

Form 39 - Student Intern - Medical & Dental Professions Board

Download form

Form 53 - Student

Download form

 

Medical Technology
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 
Form 24 OTT - Occupational Therapy Technician (Supervised) Download form
Form 26 OSIN - Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist Download form


 

Optometry & Dispensing Opticians
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 BK - Phyisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Download form
Form 53 BKS - Biokinteticist in Training Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Psychology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 PS - Registration as Psychologist Download form
Form 24 PMT - Registration as Psychometrist Download form
Form 24 RC - Registration as Registered Consellor Download form 
Form 26 PSIN - Intern Psychologist Download form
Form 53 PSS - Psychology Student Download form

 

Radiography & Clinical Technology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form

 

Speech, Language and Hearing
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form

 

Other forms
Application for Aproval of Mobile Practice - ODO Download form
Contact details form - Change of Contact details Download form
Practioners are advised to use the Prescribed Forms when Children are Involved Download form
Form 2 Consent to social or cultural circumcision Download form
Form 3 Consent to religious circumcision Download form
Form 22 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of child Download form
Form 23 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of a child to the Director General Download form
Form 33 Application for Consent to Medical Treatent or Surgical Operation by Minister Download form
Form 34 Consent to surgical operation by a child Download form 


Application forms

Professional Boards are co-ordinating bodies for healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA. The respective boards that are established for a specific profession, deal with matters relating to a specific profession.
 
 
NB: Practitioners are advised to check for correct fees before making any payment
 
Additional Qualification
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 19 - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 19 - Medicine, Medical Science & Dentistry Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Diagnostic Privileges -Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Ocular Therapeutics Download form

 

    Application for registration
Form 23 - Application for registration Download form
Form 23 DOH - Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene Download form
Form 23 EMB - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 23 MT - Medical Technologist Download form
Form 23 MLS - Medical Laboratory Scientists  Download form
Form 23 ODO - Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 23 - Independent Practice Download form
Form 24 - Application for Registration Download form
Form 24 DA - Aplication for registration as Dental Assistant Download form
Form 24 EMB - Application for registration Emergency Care Download form
Form 24 GT - Application for registration as Medical Technician Download form
Form 24 KT - Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 KT-G Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 LA - Application for registration as Lab Assistant Download form
Form 24 MT - Application for registration Download form
Form 24 OH - Extended functions Download form
Form 24 OS - Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics  Download form
Form 24 TT - Application for registration as Dental Therapist Download form
Form 25 MTB - Intern duty certificate for Medical Technology Download form
Form 27 OS - Intern Duty certificate - Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 OB/OSA - Intern duty certificate - Medical Orthotists & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 PSY - Intern duty Certficates for Psychologists Download form
Form 176 EHP - Environmental Health Assistants Download form

 

Community Service
Form 10 A - Intern duty certificate for Completion of a 2 years Internship training programme Download form
Form 14 A - Dentist (DP) to perform Community Service Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 - To perform Community Service Download form
Form 27 - (Generic) Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 23 - DOH Download form

 

  Foreign Qualification  
Form 165 - (Generic) Radiography and Clinical Technology Download form
Form 176 AT - Registration as an Arts Therapist Download form
Form 176 DT - Foreign Qualified Dietician Download form
Form 176 EHP Download form
Form 176 MDB - ECFMG Download form
Form 176 NT Download form
Form 176 ODO Download form
Form 176 OT Download form
Form 176 MT - Medical Technologists/ Bsc Graduates Download form
Form 177 DR- Application for registration as Radiographer Download form
Form 177 BKT - Application for registration as Clinical Technologist Download form

 

 Independent Registration
Form 11 C -  MDB Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 A (SLH) -  Change of Category: Speech Language and Hearing Professions Download form
Form 27 - Certificate of Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 133 - Medical Technology (MT) Application to conduct private practice Download form
Form 189 - Dental Therapist (TT) Download form

 

Intern Registration
Form 10A MDB - Intern in Medicine Download form
Form 23 MSIN; PHIN and GCIN - Medical Biological Scientist, Medical Physicist and Genetic Counsellor only  Download form
Form 26 A - OS Placement of Intern Download form
Form 26 BKIN - Biokineticist Intern Download form
Form 26 MTIN - Intern Medical Technologist Download form
Form 26 ATIN - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 26 A AT - Placement of Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 27 AT - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Duty Certificate Download form
Form 27 BK - Biokineticist for Intern Duty Certificates Download form
Form 36 GC - Certificate of Intern training (Genetic Counsellor) Download form
Form 36 MS - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Biological Scientist) Download form
Form 36 PH - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Physicist) Download form

 

Restoration
Form 18 - Application for restoration of name to the register Download form
Form 18 PPB - Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics only Download form
Form 18 A - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Application for restoration Download form
Form 18 C - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyUndertaking by Supervisor Download form
Form 18 D - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Supervisory report Download form
Form 18 F - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyPortfolio Download form
Form 18 G - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Portfolio marking guide Download form

 

 

Specialties/ Sub-Specialties
Form 9 - Application for registration as a Registrar / Sub-speciality Trainee Download form
Form 21.1 MDB -  Application for registration as a Specialist in terms of board notice 230 of 2015 Download form
Form 57 A - MED Sub- Speciallity SA Qualified - Certificate relating to education and training in subspeciality Download form
Form 57 MDB - Certificate relating to training in specialities & sub specialist Download form
Form 57 MED - Certificate relating to training for specialists who commenced specialists training after 1 January 2011 Download form

 

Students
Form 8 - Visiting Student, in Supplementary Health Services Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Emergency Care) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Medical and Dental) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (DNB) Download form
Form 53 DA S- Student Dental Assistant Download form
Form 53 EMB - Emergency Care Board Download form
Form 53 DOH Download form
Form 53 MDB and DOH - Student in Medical Science Download form
Form 53 OT S - Re-registration after interruption of Studies- Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 OTS - Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TT S - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TTS - Re-registration after interruption of Studies - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 GTA/LAS Download form

 

Medical & Dental 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 11 A - Medical Practitioner Community Service Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 21 MDB - Specialist/ Subspecialist SA Qualified Download form
Form 23 MDB - Intern in Medicine SA Qualified Download form
Form 24 GC - Application for registration as Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 24 MS - Application for registration as Medical Biological Scientist

Download form

Form 24 PH - Application for registration as Medical Physicist

Download form

Form 26 PHIN - Intern Medical Physicist

Download form

Form 26 GCIN - Intern Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 26 MSIN - Intern Medical Biological Scientist

Download form

Form 27 - Independent Practise

Download form

Form 39 - Student Intern - Medical & Dental Professions Board

Download form

Form 53 - Student

Download form

 

Medical Technology
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 
Form 24 OTT - Occupational Therapy Technician (Supervised) Download form
Form 26 OSIN - Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist Download form


 

Optometry & Dispensing Opticians
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 BK - Phyisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Download form
Form 53 BKS - Biokinteticist in Training Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Psychology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 PS - Registration as Psychologist Download form
Form 24 PMT - Registration as Psychometrist Download form
Form 24 RC - Registration as Registered Consellor Download form 
Form 26 PSIN - Intern Psychologist Download form
Form 53 PSS - Psychology Student Download form

 

Radiography & Clinical Technology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form

 

Speech, Language and Hearing
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form

 

Other forms
Application for Aproval of Mobile Practice - ODO Download form
Contact details form - Change of Contact details Download form
Practioners are advised to use the Prescribed Forms when Children are Involved Download form
Form 2 Consent to social or cultural circumcision Download form
Form 3 Consent to religious circumcision Download form
Form 22 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of child Download form
Form 23 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of a child to the Director General Download form
Form 33 Application for Consent to Medical Treatent or Surgical Operation by Minister Download form
Form 34 Consent to surgical operation by a child Download form 


Overview

Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Therapist professions are registered under our auspices:

Oral Hygienists

Oral Hygienists are health professionals devoted to the prevention of diseases and the promotion and improvement of the public’s health. They are preventive primary oral health care providers who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public. Their primary concern as health practitioners is the promotion of total health through the prevention of oral disease. The service Oral Hygienists provide, contributes to the health and well-being of society. The education and licensure of Oral Hygienists qualify them to serve the public. 

Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists function as health practitioners in oral health care, independently and/or as a part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Dental Therapists focus on the holistic care of patients, which ranges from prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health to the alleviation of oral abnormalities, pain and disease and also function in the fields of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health, on primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants contribute to effective chairside assisting in dentistry with regards to infection control, practice management and the education of patients, the public and the community regarding basic oral health. Dental Assistants play a significant role in oral health environments such as private practices, public health and other facilities where oral health care and health promotion is provided to the public.

Notification: A call for all Dental Assistants to register, click here to view media statement 



Application forms

Professional Boards are co-ordinating bodies for healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA. The respective boards that are established for a specific profession, deal with matters relating to a specific profession.
 
 
NB: Practitioners are advised to check for correct fees before making any payment

Additional Qualification
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 19 - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 19 - Medicine, Medical Science & Dentistry Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Diagnostic Privileges -Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 19 ODO - Recognition of Ocular Therapeutics Download form

 

                    Application for registration
Form 23 - Application for registration Download form
Form 23 DOH - Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene Download form
Form 23 EMB - Emergency Care Board (EMB) Download form
Form 23 MT - Medical Technologist Download form
Form 23 MLS - Medical Laboratory Scientists  Download form
Form 23 ODO - Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Download form
Form 23 - Independent Practice Download form
Form 24 - Application for Registration Download form
Form 24 DA - Aplication for registration as Dental Assistant Download form
Form 24 EMB - Application for registration Emergency Care Download form
Form 24 GT - Application for registration as Medical Technician Download form
Form 24 KT - Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 KT-G Clinical Technologist Download form
Form 24 LA - Application for registration as Lab Assistant Download form
Form 24 MT - Application for registration Download form
Form 24 OH - Extended functions Download form
Form 24 OS - Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics  Download form
Form 24 TT - Application for registration as Dental Therapist Download form
Form 25 MTB - Intern duty certificate for Medical Technology Download form
Form 27 OS - Intern Duty certificate - Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 OB/OSA - Intern duty certificate - Medical Orthotists & Prosthetics Dowload form
Form 27 PSY - Intern duty Certficates for Psychologists Download form
Form 176 EHP - Environmental Health Assistants Download form

 

Community Service
Form 10 A - Intern duty certificate for Completion of a 2 years Internship training programme Download form
Form 14 A - Dentist (DP) to perform Community Service Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 - To perform Community Service Download form
Form 27 - (Generic) Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 23 - DOH Download form

 

                               Foreign Qualification  
Form 165 - (Generic) Radiography and Clinical Technology Download form
Form 176 AT - Registration as an Arts Therapist Download form
Form 176 DT - Foreign Qualified Dietician Download form
Form 176 EHP Download form
Form 176 MDB - ECFMG Download form
Form 176 NT Download form
Form 176 ODO Download form
Form 176 OT Download form
Form 176 MT - Medical Technologists/ Bsc Graduates Download form
Form 177 DR- Application for registration as Radiographer Download form
Form 177 BKT - Application for registration as Clinical Technologist Download form
 
 

 

                       Independent Registration
Form 11 C -  MDB Download form
Form 23 OT - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Download form
Form 23 A (SLH) -  Change of Category: Speech Language and Hearing Professions Download form
Form 27 - Certificate of Completion of Community Service Download form
Form 133 - Medical Technology (MT) Application to conduct private practice Download form
Form 189 - Dental Therapist (TT) Download form

 

Intern Registration
Form 10A MDB - Intern in Medicine Download form
Form 23 MSIN; PHIN and GCIN - Medical Biological Scientist, Medical Physicist and Genetic Counsellor only  Download form
Form 26 A - OS Placement of Intern Download form
Form 26 BKIN - Biokineticist Intern Download form
Form 26 MTIN - Intern Medical Technologist Download form
Form 26 ATIN - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 26 A AT - Placement of Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Download form
Form 27 AT - Arts Therapy Intern in Drama Duty Certificate Download form
Form 27 BK - Biokineticist for Intern Duty Certificates Download form
Form 36 GC - Certificate of Intern training (Genetic Counsellor) Download form
Form 36 MS - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Biological Scientist) Download form
Form 36 PH - Certificate of Intern training (Medical Physicist) Download form

 

Restoration
Form 18 - Application for restoration of name to the register Download form
Form 18 PPB - Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics only Download form
Form 18 A - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Application for restoration Download form
Form 18 C - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyUndertaking by Supervisor Download form
Form 18 D - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Supervisory report Download form
Form 18 F - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts TherapyPortfolio Download form
Form 18 G - OCP - Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics & Arts Therapy Portfolio marking guide Download form

 

Specialties/ Sub-Specialties
Form 9 - Application for registration as a Registrar / Sub-speciality Trainee Download form
Form 21.1 MDB -  Application for registration as a Specialist in terms of board notice 230 of 2015 Download form
Form 57 A - MED Sub- Speciallity SA Qualified - Certificate relating to education and training in subspeciality Download form
Form 57 MDB - Certificate relating to training in specialities & sub specialist Download form
Form 57 MED - Certificate relating to training for specialists who commenced specialists training after 1 January 2011 Download form

 

Students
Form 8 - Visiting Student, in Supplementary Health Services Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Emergency Care) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (Medical and Dental) Download form
Form 8 - Visiting Student (DNB) Download form
Form 53 DA S- Student Dental Assistant Download form
Form 53 EMB - Emergency Care Board Download form
Form 53 DOH Download form
Form 53 MDB and DOH - Student in Medical Science Download form
Form 53 OT S - Re-registration after interruption of Studies- Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 OTS - Occupational Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TT S - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 TTS - Re-registration after interruption of Studies - Dental Therapist Student Download form
Form 53 GTA/LAS Download form

 

Medical & Dental 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 11 A - Medical Practitioner Community Service Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 21 MDB - Specialist/ Subspecialist SA Qualified Download form
Form 23 MDB - Intern in Medicine SA Qualified Download form
Form 24 GC - Application for registration as Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 24 MS - Application for registration as Medical Biological Scientist

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Form 24 PH - Application for registration as Medical Physicist

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Form 26 PHIN - Intern Medical Physicist

Download form

Form 26 GCIN - Intern Genetic Counselor

Download form

Form 26 MSIN - Intern Medical Biological Scientist

Download form

Form 27 - Independent Practise

Download form

Form 39 - Student Intern - Medical & Dental Professions Board

Download form

Form 53 - Student

Download form

 

Medical Technology
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 
Form 24 OTT - Occupational Therapy Technician (Supervised) Download form
Form 26 OSIN - Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist Download form


 

Optometry & Dispensing Opticians
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 BK - Phyisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Download form
Form 53 BKS - Biokinteticist in Training Download form
Form 53 - Student Download form 

 

Psychology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 24 PS - Registration as Psychologist Download form
Form 24 PMT - Registration as Psychometrist Download form
Form 24 RC - Registration as Registered Consellor Download form 
Form 26 PSIN - Intern Psychologist Download form
Form 53 PSS - Psychology Student Download form

 

Radiography & Clinical Technology 
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form

 

Speech, Language and Hearing
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Form 23 - Community Service Download form
Form 27 - Independent Practise Download form
Form 53 - Student Dowlnload form
Form 8 - Visiting Student  Download form

 

Other forms
Application for Aproval of Mobile Practice - ODO Download form
Contact details form - Change of Contact details Download form
Practioners are advised to use the Prescribed Forms when Children are Involved Download form
Form 2 Consent to social or cultural circumcision Download form
Form 3 Consent to religious circumcision Download form
Form 22 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of child Download form
Form 23 Reporting of abuse or deliberate neglect of a child to the Director General Download form
Form 33 Application for Consent to Medical Treatent or Surgical Operation by Minister Download form
Form 34 Consent to surgical operation by a child Download form 


Qualifying Criteria

Qualifying in any of the health care professions is an important personal responsibility and, as a practitioner, there are several legal obligations. 

Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a pre-requisite for professional practice, and it is also a legal requirement to keep all personal details up to date at all times. 

An annual fee is payable for this registration and failure to pay this fee could result in suspension from the register. If, for some reason a practitioner is suspended from the register, they can redeem themselves by applying for restoration and paying the restoration fee. 

Voluntary erasure from the register is possible if the practitioner does not intend to practice his/her profession in South Africa for a given period of time. A request has to be submitted in writing before 31 March of the year voluntary erasure is requested. 

There are nine main registration categories (not all categories apply to all professions), namely:

  • Student
  • Internship
  • Student Intern
  • Public Service - Community Service
  • Supervised Practice
  • Independent Practice
  • Private Practice
  • Specialised Practice
  • Sub-Specialised Practice

Other categories for temporary or restricted registration include:

  • Education
  • Post Graduate
  • Volunteer

After completing the requirements of each of the registration categories, the onus is on the individual to formally apply for registration in the next category. Penalty fees are charged upon application for a new registration category if the individual has not been registered as student in the required category. 



Overview

Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Therapist professions are registered under our auspices: 

Oral Hygienists

Oral Hygienists are health professionals devoted to the prevention of diseases and the promotion and improvement of the public’s health. They are preventive primary oral health care providers who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public. Their primary concern as health practitioners is the promotion of total health through the prevention of oral disease. The service Oral Hygienists provide, contributes to the health and well-being of society. The education and licensure of Oral Hygienists qualify them to serve the public. 

Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists function as health practitioners in oral health care, independently and/or as a part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Dental Therapists focus on the holistic care of patients, which ranges from prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health to the alleviation of oral abnormalities, pain and disease and also function in the fields of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health, on primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants contribute to effective chairside assisting in dentistry with regards to infection control, practice management and the education of patients, the public and the community regarding basic oral health. Dental Assistants play a significant role in oral health environments such as private practices, public health and other facilities where oral health care and health promotion is provided to the public.

 
Notification: A call for all Dental Assistants to register, click here to view media statemen


Foreign graduates

Important Notice to All Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners:
    •  Verification of Qualifications of Foreign Medical Qualified Practitioners Read more
 
 
 

    The following are the application forms you need to complete:


Education
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Education View document
Documents required for registration in the category Education View document
Military Service
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Military Service View document
Documents required for registration in the category Military Service View document
Postgraduate Studies
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Postgraduate Studies View document
Documents required for registration in the category Postgraduate Studies View document
Volunteer Service
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Volunteer Service View document
Documents required for registration in the category Volunteer Service View document
Public Service Specialist
Documents required for registration in the category Public Service Specialist View document
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Public Service Specialist View document
Medical Practitioner
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications MP View document
Documents required for registration in the category Medical Practitioner View document
Checklist for ECFMG Epic Report verifications Interns View Document


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Overview

Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Therapist professions are registered under our auspices: 

Oral Hygienists

Oral Hygienists are health professionals devoted to the prevention of diseases and the promotion and improvement of the public’s health. They are preventive primary oral health care providers who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public. Their primary concern as health practitioners is the promotion of total health through the prevention of oral disease. The service Oral Hygienists provide, contributes to the health and well-being of society. The education and licensure of Oral Hygienists qualify them to serve the public. 

Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists function as health practitioners in oral health care, independently and/or as a part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Dental Therapists focus on the holistic care of patients, which ranges from prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health to the alleviation of oral abnormalities, pain and disease and also function in the fields of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health, on primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants contribute to effective chairside assisting in dentistry with regards to infection control, practice management and the education of patients, the public and the community regarding basic oral health. Dental Assistants play a significant role in oral health environments such as private practices, public health and other facilities where oral health care and health promotion is provided to the public.

 
Notification: A call for all Dental Assistants to register, click here to view media statemen


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Announcements

Board Examination
As you are aware the Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene conducts a Board  examination for Student Dental Assistants who are currently registered under the grandfather clause, (i.e. registration based on years of experience) and who have a DA-S registration number. The Board will conduct four (4) examinations during 2019, i.e. on the third Tuesday of April, June, August and November 2019. 

The June 2019 Board examination will be conducted on 25 June 2019 and the closing date for applications for this examination is 14 May 2019. Candidates who are successful in the Board examination will be registered as Dental Assistants. The Board examination is not applicableto students who are enrolled with a University of Technology for the formal Dental Assisting programme.

No late applications will be accepted after the closing date.

 

NB: The DOH Board will conduct the last exam for Dental Assistant in 24 March 2020
 
Form 297: Requirements for registration Dental Assistants and Student Dental Assistants  click here

 
 
REGISTRATION OF UNQUALIFIED BUT EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANTS
The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene made recommendations to the Minister of Health that would allow for unqualified dental assistants, who have experience, to register with the HPCSA View Document
 
 
 
Approved list of medicines for prescribing by Dental therapists
The Minister of Health published the approved list of medicines for prescribing by Dental Therapists in the Government Gazette ( No 36827) of 13 September 2013 >> read more
 
 
Unqualified yet Experienced Dental Assistants to Register
Pretoria – In April 2005, the HPCSA opened the registration process to professionalise Dental Assistants. At the time, the regulations prescribed qualifications that would enable dental assistants to register. Those that did not register were thus not allowed to practise. The HPCSA as a statutory body is required to act in accordance with the establishing statute, namely the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 which requires that Dental Assistants should register with the HPCSA if they are to practise View Document


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Board Members

The new Board has been inaugurated and the term of the new Board will terminate on 30 June 2020.

Background 

In terms of Regulation 4 of the Regulations Relating to the Functions and Functioning of a Professional Board, the members present at the first meeting of the newly constituted Professional Board elected from among their number a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, who shall hold office during the term of office of the Professional Board, unless any one of them resigns or ceases to be a member before the expiry of his or her term of office.

The Chairperson shall ex officio be a member of the Executive Committee of a Professional Board and Chairperson of that Committee.

Board Members
Chairperson Dr T A Muslim
Vice-Chairperson Mrs N Swart
Board members Ms C R Brent
Dr P Brijlal
Ms T Maphanga
Mr M J Maponyane
Ms H Motlanthe
Mr T W Muthupei
Dr J Oosthuysen
Ms K S Paulse
Ms P S Ramela
Dr J Smit
Ms N Tsebe


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Contacts

Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene
Scope of practice and Policy matters
Education and Training
Evaluations of Education Institutions
Board Examination: Dental Assistants
E-mail: DOHboard@hpcsa.co.za


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Newsletter

DOH Newsletter - 2018



The Professional Board for Dental Assisting,Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene (PBDOH)has been active in working towards fulfilling its mandate of guiding the profession and protecting the public. An example of this would be the current strategic review of the Scope of the Professions of all three professions that fall under the ambit of the Board (Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene). 
This is to ensure that professionals are empowered to practise their professions to the fullest of their abilities, guided by evidence-led and research-based best practices, whilst ensuring that they are equipped with the appropriate training, education and experience >>>read more


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Newsletter
DOH News 2023
Click here to view our latest issue
 
 
 
 
 
 


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Click here to download the Ethical Rules of Conduct.
 
Guidelines
Form 346: Draft guidelines for accreditation of off-facilities for Dental Therapy, Oral Hygiene and Dental  assisting student placements     View document


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Requirements for Registration of Dental Assistants View document
Regulations defining the scope of profession of Dental Assistants View document
Regulations defining the scope of profession of Oral Hygienists View document

 

Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapy – GN R802 / GG 33544 / 20100915 View document
Proposed regulations defining the scope of dental assistants – GN R214 /GG 34103 / 20110311 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants – GN R1195 / 30580 / 20071214 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the registration of student dental assistants - GN R99 / 31859 / 20090206 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants - GN R100 / 31859 / 20090206 View document
Proposed rules relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications - BN 156 / GG 33710 / 20101105 View document
Draft regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene - GN R 212 / GG 34101 / 20110311 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of oral hygienists - GN R266 / GG 35200 / 20120330 View document

 

Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration of students in dental therapy – GN R400/85 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of students in oral hygiene – GN R1038/88 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by dental therapists of additional qualifications – GN R872/91 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications – GN R1319/93 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapy – GG 40414 /2016 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene– GN R1150/2000 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for dental therapy and oral hygiene – GN R1255/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants: Amendment – GN R850/2016 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of student dental assistants – GN R581/2008 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental assistants - GN R396/2012 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapists - GN R512/2016 View document
Regulations Relating to the Qualifications for Registration Of Dental Assistants: Amended GN R40772/2017 View document
Regulations defining th scope of Oral Hygiene -GG 40996/2017 View document

 

Rules
Rules for the registration of oral hygienists – BN 991/81 View document
Rules for the registration of dental therapists – BN 80/90 View document
Rules relating to the registration by dental therapists and oral hygienists of additional qualifications – BN 58/2008 View document
Rules relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications – BN 63/2011 View document


Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

Rules & Regulations

 

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Requirements for Registration of Dental Assistants View document
Regulations defining the scope of profession of Dental Assistants View document
Regulations defining the scope of profession of Oral Hygienists View document

 

Proposed Regulations and Rules
Proposed regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapy – GN R802 / GG 33544 / 20100915 View document
Proposed regulations defining the scope of dental assistants – GN R214 /GG 34103 / 20110311 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants – GN R1195 / 30580 / 20071214 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the registration of student dental assistants - GN R99 / 31859 / 20090206 View document
Proposed amendment of regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants - GN R100 / 31859 / 20090206 View document
Proposed rules relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications - BN 156 / GG 33710 / 20101105 View document
Draft regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene - GN R 212 / GG 34101 / 20110311 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of oral hygienists - GN R266 / GG 35200 / 20120330 View document

 

Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration of students in dental therapy – GN R400/85 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of students in oral hygiene – GN R1038/88 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by dental therapists of additional qualifications – GN R872/91 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications – GN R1319/93 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapy – GG 40414 /2016 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene– GN R1150/2000 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for dental therapy and oral hygiene – GN R1255/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants: Amendment – GN R850/2016 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of student dental assistants – GN R581/2008 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental assistants - GN R396/2012 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dental therapists - GN R512/2016 View document
Regulations Relating to the Qualifications for Registration Of Dental Assistants: Amended GN R40772/2017 View document
Regulations defining th scope of Oral Hygiene -GG 40996/2017 View document

 

Rules
Rules for the registration of oral hygienists – BN 991/81 View document
Rules for the registration of dental therapists – BN 80/90 View document
Rules relating to the registration by dental therapists and oral hygienists of additional qualifications – BN 58/2008 View document
Rules relating to the registration by oral hygienists of additional qualifications – BN 63/2011 View document


Dietetics and Nutrition

Overview

A Dietitian is an expert on diet and nutrition. Within the profession there is a constant learning of skills and application of knowledge, allowing Dietitians to establish and implement the guidelines of maintaining healthy nutritional practises for all individuals. 

Some other aspects of the field include treating individuals through specific dietary principles, perhaps related to an illness; offering guidelines for adequate food and nutrition in community institutions and participation in research aspects of the field. 

The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board of Dietetics:

  • Dietitians
  • Student Dietitians
  • Supplementary Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Student nutritionists
  • Supplementary Nutritionists


Dietetics and Nutrition

Announcements



Restoration

A person whose name was erased from the register has to apply to restore his/her name to the register by duly completing the Application for Restoration form, Form 18 which has to be submitted together with proof of payment of the restoration fee, which is calculated as follows:

  1. Restoration within a period of six months after the erasure date is equivalent to two (2) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding annual fee(s).
  2. Restoration after a period of more than six months since the erasure date but within a year is equivalent to four (4) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding fee(s);
  3. Restoration after a period of 12 months since the erasure date is equivalent to five (5) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding fee(s).

The following should also be submitted by a practitioner whose name has been off register for a period exceeding 2 years was practicing their profession abroad/ outside South Africa:

  1. Proof of CPD attended to during the preceding 24 months.
  2. Proof of practising your profession during the period of erasure/suspension of your name from the register.
  3. A certificate of status issued by the regulatory authority where you were practicing your profession, not older than 3 months. The certificate should be submitted by the regulatory authority to hpcsacgs@hpcsa.co.za

All of the above except certificate of status should be submitted by the applicant to HPCSA. 



Restoration

A person whose name was erased from the register has to apply to restore his/her name to the register by duly completing the Application for Restoration form, Form 18 which has to be submitted together with proof of payment of the restoration fee, which is calculated as follows:

  1. Restoration within a period of six months after the erasure date is equivalent to two (2) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding annual fee(s).
  2. Restoration after a period of more than six months since the erasure date but within a year is equivalent to four (4) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding fee(s);
  3. Restoration after a period of 12 months since the erasure date is equivalent to five (5) times the current annual fee, plus the outstanding fee(s).

The following should also be submitted by a practitioner whose name has been off register for a period exceeding 2 years was practicing their profession abroad/ outside South Africa:

  1. Proof of CPD attended to during the preceding 24 months.
  2. Proof of practising your profession during the period of erasure/suspension of your name from the register.
  3. A certificate of status issued by the regulatory authority where you were practicing your profession, not older than 3 months. The certificate should be submitted by the regulatory authority to hpcsacgs@hpcsa.co.za

All of the above except certificate of status should be submitted by the applicant to HPCSA. 



Dietetics and Nutrition

Board Members
In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, must appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum, and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 
 
Chairperson
Ms LP Spies
Vice-Chairperson
Dr HV Mbhatsani
Board Members
Prof A Gresse
Ms EH Koornhof
Ms P Maniza
Ms P Mkontwana
Ms R Ntsie
Mr N Radebe
Dr N Solomons
Dr B Dlamini
 
Governance Structures of the Professional Board for Dietetics Nutrition:
  • Education, Training and Registration Committee
  • Professional Practice Committee
  • Committee of Preliminary Inquiry
 


Voluntary Erasure

Voluntary Erasure
Any health professional may apply for voluntary erasure from the register in writing before 31 March. If application is made on or after 01 April of that year the annual fee for that year must first be paid and then voluntary erasure be requested with effect from the following year. Should the professional request restoration of his/her name to the register the following will apply:
  • The application for restoration form, form 18, must be completed.
  • The applicable annual fee should be paid.
 
Sworn Affidavit application for voluntary removal in terms of Section 19 (1)(C) of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (ACT NO. 56 0F 1974 AS AMENDED) click here
 
 
 
 


Dietetics and Nutrition

Contacts

Professional Board for Dietetics and Nutrition
General enquiries

Scope of practice and Policy matters

Education issues, Examinations, Foreign Qualified Applications, Accreditations, Evaluations and SGB function

Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3964 /3992/3904/9494/3906
E-mail: DNBboard@hpcsa.co.za
 
 
CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  


Dietetics and Nutrition

Newsletter

 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2019
 

The Board has recently completed the re-development
of the assessment tool for universities training
professionals and also the accreditation of service
learning facilities used in the training. Provinces are
now very strict in allowing students to train if a facility
has not been approved and accredited by the HPCSA.
The list of accredited service learning facilities will
be kept up to date at all times and made available
to National Department of Health for information
purposes  >>> read more
 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2018
 

The vision of the Health Professions Council of
South Africa (HPCSA) is “Quality and equitable
healthcare for all”, and the mission is “Protecting
the Public and guiding the professions”.
Looking at the above, the following mission
element is of supecific importance where the
Inspectorate Office is concerned for the execution
of their mandate: “To enhance the quality for all by
developing strategic policy framework for effective
coordination and guidance of the professional”
through >>>read more


Dietetics and Nutrition

Newsletter

 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2019
 

The Board has recently completed the re-development
of the assessment tool for universities training
professionals and also the accreditation of service
learning facilities used in the training. Provinces are
now very strict in allowing students to train if a facility
has not been approved and accredited by the HPCSA.
The list of accredited service learning facilities will
be kept up to date at all times and made available
to National Department of Health for information
purposes  >>> read more
 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2018
 

The vision of the Health Professions Council of
South Africa (HPCSA) is “Quality and equitable
healthcare for all”, and the mission is “Protecting
the Public and guiding the professions”.
Looking at the above, the following mission
element is of supecific importance where the
Inspectorate Office is concerned for the execution
of their mandate: “To enhance the quality for all by
developing strategic policy framework for effective
coordination and guidance of the professional”
through >>>read more


Dietetics and Nutrition

Information coming soon 



Dietetics and Nutrition

Rules & Regulations

 

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Registration qualifications View document
Scope of the Profession View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for dietetics – GN R1256/2008 View document
Reconstitution of a professional board – GN 323/2010 View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration by dietitians of additional qualifications – GN R453/78 View document
Regulations relating to the use of certain names only by registered dietitians – GN R1104/84 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dietetics – GN R891/91 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of nutritionists - R769/2003 (Repealed by GN 726 / GG 31213 / 20080704) View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dietitians – GN R1239/2005 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of nutritionists – GN 726/2008 View document
Regulations relating to idemnity cover for registered health practioners View document


 

Rules
Rules for the registration of dietitians – Gen N 892/84 View document
Rules relating to continuing professional development in dietetics – BN 122/2001 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document



Proposed Regulation and Rules
Proposed regulations defining the scope of the profession of profession of dietectics  
Proposed regulations defining the scope of the profession of Nutritionist  
Regulations relating to the use of certain names only by registered dietitians - GN R1104/84  


Emergency Care

 
Overview
We were constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Emergency Care contained in Regulation No. R 1254 of 28 November 2008. The current Professional Board will hold office until June 2020. 

The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board for Emergency Care, namely:
  • Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAA)
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA)
  • Operational Emergency Care Orderly (OECO)
  • Emergency Care Assistant (ECA)
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency Care Technicians (ECT)
  • Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP)
 
Vision Statement
The Vision of the BOARD is to: -
“Promote quality, equitable and professional people-centered Emergency Care for all.”
 
Mision Statement
To enhance the quality of Emergency Care by developing and implementing strategic policy frameworks through:
  • Setting contextually relevant and evidence-based healthcare training and practice standards for registered professions.
  • Ensuring compliance with standards.
  • Fostering on-going professional development, competence, and accountability.
  • Protecting the public in matters involving the rendering of emergency care.
  • Transparent public and stakeholder engagement; and
  • Upholding and maintaining ethical and professional standards within the Emergency Care and advocating for patient rights.


Emergency Care

 

Announcements

Communication to all Emergency Care Providers: Re- Clinical Practice Guidelines
Dear Emergency Care Provider,
 
The Professional Board for Emergency Care (PBEC) hereby wishes to inform practitioners that the Board remains committed to the successful implementation and integration of the recently adopted emergency care Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). Although certain information regarding the CPGs was previously communicated, the PBEC felt that providing clarity around certain matters is important. Where necessary, important statements from existing documentation generated in the development of the CPGs is included >>> View document




To All Registered Emergency Care Providers
As per the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974, the Professional Board for Emergency Care (PBEC) is responsible for the professional registration of the holders of recognised qualifications in emergency care in the relevant registration and practice categories. In support of the National Emergency Care and Education Training (NECET) which came into effect in 2017, the PBEC is in the process of aligning the categories of registration of the emergency care profession with the three tiers as described in the NECET Emergency Care Qualification Framework (ECQF). In addition to the aligning to the ECQF, the PBEC is also responsible for defining the scopes of practice for registered professionals.
Currently, there is a wide range of registration categories. The following categories of registration exist within the emergency care profession:
  • Basic Ambulance Assistant (BAA)
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant (AEA)
  • Paramedic (ANT)
  • Emergency Care Technician (ECT)
  • Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP)
  • Operations Emergency Care Orderly (OECO)
  • Various Student Registers
In line with the ECQF and the proposed Clinical Practice Guidelines, the PBEC will ultimately define three scopes of practice. It is envisaged that all professionals registered with the PBEC will practice within one of these scopes of practice after the completion of PBEC recognised qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
The PBEC has received a number of queries regarding educational progression as well as the movement from one registration category to another in line with the NECET Policy. Regarding educational progression, registered persons are encouraged to contact the Higher Education Institutions offering the emergency care qualifications to determine their academic standing as well as access possibilities.
 

Practice Guidelines
Dear Practitioners,

This document serves to inform all emergency care providers that the previously communicated draft Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and related capabilities and medications have been adopted (with certain amendments) by the Professional Board for Emergency Care (PBEC) for use and implementation by all registered emergency care providers.
 
It is the responsibility of all registered persons to:
a. familiarise themselves and;
b. undergo learning/training activities related to the contents of the document
View document
Clinical Practice Guidelines View document
 
 
 
 
Regulations Promulgated Providing for Closure of BAA, AEA, Paramedic & OECO Registers
The Minister promulgated the regulations relating to the qualifications for the registration of Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAA), Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA/AEA), Paramedics (ANT) and Operational Emergency Care Orderlies (OECO) which provide for the closure of these registers.
 The registers will close as indicated in the regulations, i.e.:
  1. Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAAs) – those persons who obtained the BAA qualification prior to the promulgation of the attached regulations (i.e. prior to 27 January 2017) or within 12 months after date of promulgation of the regulations may register (i.e. last date for new BAA registrations will be 26 January 2018)
  2. Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA/AEA) – those persons who obtained the AEA qualification prior to the promulgation of the attached regulations (i.e. prior to 27 January 2017) or within 36 months after date of promulgation of the regulations may register (i.e. last date for new AEA/ANA registrations will be 26 January 2020)
  3. Paramedics (ANT/CCA) – those persons who obtained the Paramedic qualification (short course (9 months) at private colleges) prior to the promulgation of the attached regulations (i.e. prior to 27 January 2017) or within 12 months after date of promulgation of the regulations may register (i.e. last date for Paramedic registrations will be 26 January 2018)
  4.  Paramedics (ANT) – those persons who obtained the National Diploma: Emergency Medical Care at the Universities of Technology prior to the promulgation of the attached regulations (i.e. prior to 27 January 2017) or within 36 months after date of promulgation of the regulations may register (i.e. last date for the National Diploma Paramedic registrations will be 26 January 2020)
  5. Operational Emergency Care Orderlies (OECOs) – those persons who obtained the OECO qualification at the School for Military Health Training (SMHT) prior to the promulgation of the attached regulations (i.e. prior to 27 January 2017) or within 12 months after date of promulgation of the regulations may register (i.e. last date for new OECO registrations will be 26 January 2018)
Those persons on the registers at the date of closure these registers will retain their registration provided that they pay their annual fees, but NO NEW NAMES will be added to the above registers after the closing date of the registers.
 
You will note that there will be names of colleges/universities whose accreditation has been withdrawn. However, people qualified at these colleges/universities prior to the withdrawal of the accreditation and we had to provide for those people as they may be off the registers and now want to restore their names.
 
The status quo with regard to the non-registration of the National Diploma pipeline students (Paramedics) of the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is retained. The promulgation of these regulations do not entitle them to registration. The registration of these pipeline  students (students who were in the National Diploma programme when the Board withdrew the accreditation of CUT) are under consideration by the Board and the matter has not been finalized and the students may not be registered.
View document
Rulings Relating to Scope of Practise
Emergency Care Providers shall practice within their scope of practice. This includes (but not limited to) equipment, medications and capabilities related to that scope of practice and category of registration.
Read More
Participation in Strike Action Emergency Care Providers
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a responsibility to ensure that it protects the public and guides the professions. As a regulatory body with a legislative mandate to protect the public and guide the Emergency Care profession, the Professional Board for Emergency Care emphatically condemns any strike action by Emergency Care Providers
read more

 
Position Statement on Social Determinants of Health
>>read more
 
Establishment of Research Committee 12 April 2016  click here
 
Progress on the Clinical guideline and scope of practice review progress click here
 
Guidelines: Failure of refresher programme assessments
In terms of section 26 of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act 56 of 1974), compliance with certain conditions of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a requisite for continued registration with the HPCSA. The HPCSA may from time to time make rules on CPD pertaining to each profession. » read more
Approved list of medicines for prescribing by Emergency Care providers
The Minister of Health published the approved list of medicines for prescribing by Emergency Care Providers in the Government Gazette (No 36827) of 13 September 2013 » read more
 


Emergency Care

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background
In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Mr LA Malotana
Vice-Chairperson Mr S Sobuwa
Board Members Mrs D Muhlbauer
Prof S Paruk
Mr B van Nugteren
Mr W van der Net
Dr C Sibanda
Mr N Sithole
Mr J Mokoena
Ms C Maponyane
Mr D J Francis
Mr V B Voorendyk 
Ms M S Modise
Mr TV Sopoli
Mr SG Ratswana
Mr T Schilder
Ms ZM Ramaila


Emergency Care

 

Contacts

Professional Board for Emergency Care Practitioners
General enquiries
 
Scope of practice and Policy matters

Education issues, Examinations, Foreign Qualified Applications, Accreditations, Evaluations and SGB function
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3922/3906/9497/3964
 

CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  
         


Emergency Care

 
Newsletter
EMB News 2022
Click here to view our latest issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Emergency Care

 

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Title Option
General rulings View document
ECT scope of practice View document
Accreditation Criteria for BAA, AEA and OECOCCA (Form 169A) View document
List of Capabilities and Medications View document
Letter to all registered Emergency Care Practitioners

Clinical Practice Guidelines
View document

View document
Communication to all Emergency Care Providers: Re- Clinical Practice Guidelines View document
General Board Rulings View document



Protocols
Title Option
Advanced Cardiac Arrest View document
BLS for HCP View document
Bradycardia View document
Choking View document
CPR for Everyone View document
Newborn Resus View document
Post Cardac Arrest View document
Tachycardia View document


Emergency Care

 
Rules & Regulations
Proposed rules and regulation
Proposed regulations relating to names that may not be used in relation to the profession of emergency care – GN 322 / GG 33127 / 20100423 View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration by paramedics of additional qualifications – GN R1887/96 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of emergency care – GN R48/2002 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for emergency care practitioners – GN R1254/2008 View document
Regulations relating to names that may not be used in relation to the profession of emergency care – GN R701/2012 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of emergency care practitioners - GN R1006/2007 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of student emergency care technicians and student emergency care practitioners - GN R1007/2007 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of emergency care technicians - GN R1008/2007 View document
Change of name of the professional board for emergency care practitioners - GN 1379/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the establishment of professional boards View document
Regulation relating to qualification for registrations of Basic Ambulance Assistants, Ambulance Emergency Assistants, Operational Emergency Care Ordelies and Paramedics View document



Rules
Rules for the registration of ambulance emergency assistants – BN 52/96 View document
Rules for the registration of basic ambulance assistants – BN 53/96 View document
Rules for the registration of paramedics – BN 106/96 View document
Rules relating to the registration of operational emergency care orderlies – BN 109/96 View document
Rules relating to the registration of emergency care assistants – BN 110/96 View document
Rules relating to the registration by ambulance emergency assistants of additional qualifications – BN 56/99 View document
Ethical rules of conduct fro practitioners registered under the Health Professions Act View document
Exemption of Juristic persons from the operations of certain provisions act View document


Overview

 
Overview
Environmental Health Practitioners deal with elements of safety, health and the suitability of various environments. These include, among others, industrial/housing developments, waste management, water services, pest control, food and transport safety, tourism and leisure, pollution control, as well as general research and development elements. 

The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board for Environmental Health Practitioners, namely:
  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Student Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Inspectors
  • Environmental Health Assistants
 
 


Exemptions

A health professional may apply for exemption of payment of the annual fee if he/she turns seventy one (71) before 1 April of the year, otherwise the practitioner will only be exempted from the following year. The request must be submitted in writing and supported with a copy of the ID document which could be faxed to (+27) 12 328 5120 or (+27) 12 325 2074. 

The following registers are exceptions and practitioners may apply for exemption if they turn 66 before 1 April of the year: Environmental Health Practitioners; Medical Technologists; Medical Technicians; Radiographers; Supplementary Diagnostic Radiographers; and Dietitians



Professional Practice

CPD



Fitness to Practice

In terms of our mandate to guide the professions and protect the public, the HPCSA is responsible for ensuring that our practitioners are fit to practice, and are not impaired due to any physical or mental ill health. The Health Committee is committed to the prevention, early identification, treatment and rehabilitation of impaired students and healthcare practitioners. Click here for more information on the Health Committee.

National Strategy
National Strategy for Managing Impairment in Students and Practitioners Registered with Council View document



Regulations
Regulations Relating to Impairment of Students and Practitioners View document



Guidelines
Guidelines for the management of impaired students View document
Guidelines related to a ‘Report by an Initial Assessor’ View document
Guidelines related to a ‘Report by a Therapist’ View document
Guidelines related to a ‘Report by a Supervisor’ View document
Restoration to the register for persons removed due to health reasons View document



Statistics
Impairment record View document


Conduct and Ethics

Scope of Professions and Practices
The scope of professions is defined in terms of section 33 of the Health Profession Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) for all professions registrable with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).  Some professions have defined scope of practices or defined regulations relating to scope of practice to further guide their practitioners on the boundaries of professional practice. Kindly refer to the tab of Rules, Regulations and Guidelines under the respective Professional Board.
 
Basically, the scope of practice of each registered practitioner is defined in terms of ethical rule 21 of the HPCSA, which states that: “A practitioner shall perform, except in an emergency, only a professional act - (a) for which he or she is adequately educated, trained and sufficiently experienced; and (b) under proper conditions and in appropriate surroundings.”
 
Emergency: Provision of healthcare services should always be conducted within the limits of their practice and according to their education and/or training, experience and competency under proper conditions and in appropriate surroundings. If unable to do so, refer the patient to a colleague or an institution where the required care can be provided. Provide emergency interventions when required: In an emergency, where there is threat to life or limb (including a perceived threat) and where no appropriately trained healthcare professional is available, then the practitioner must intervene to the best of their ability.
 
Appropriately educated and trained: To qualify as appropriately educated and trained, the individual practitioner must have successfully completed a training programme approved and accredited by the relevant Board for registration purposes with the following requirements also met:  
  • The training entity/institution/hospital needs to be accredited by the board for training in that particular profession or discipline and for that particular competency.
  • The trainee must have completed a duration of under and/or postgraduate training as laid down by the Board.
  • The trainee must have been evaluated and certified as having met the requirements of the training programme by an entity accredited by the Board (e.g. Colleges of Medicine, Universities).
  • Short courses can only be recognised as enhancing or maintaining skills within the field of practice and category of registration in which the practitioner had already been credentialed and registered by the Board.
  • Practice should be within the scope of the practitioner’s profession as laid down by the Board and is judged by the standards and norms considered reasonable for the circumstances under which the intervention took place.
 
Sufficiently experienced:
  • Initial training under supervision as defined in clause above, by an entity accredited by the Board for such purposes.
  • Certification of successful completion of such training.
  • With any intervention, proficiency must be demonstrable, taking into account and judged by the standards and norms considered reasonable for the circumstances under which the intervention took place.
  • The introduction of new interventions within the practitioners’ scope of profession is only permissible if the practitioner has undergone further appropriate training as approved by the Board.
 
Work under proper conditions and surroundings: All interventions must take place under appropriate conditions and surroundings. These are subject to judgement by the Board as to what is considered reasonable for the circumstances, surroundings and conditions, under which the intervention took place. No practitioner may embark upon an intervention unless he/she feels that it is in the patient’s interest, and other than in a life or limb threatening emergency, that it is safe to do so. The practitioner will be judged on what requirements are reasonably needed to best ensure a patient’s dignity, integrity and safety.
 
For further enquiries, please contact professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za


Inspectorate

Council established the Inspectorate Office in 2014, as a Law Enforcement and Compliance Unit to ensure compliance with the Health Professions Act (Act 56 of 1974), Rules and Regulations.  The mandate of the office is to enforce compliance through conducting inspections of registered practitioners and investigation of illegal practices by unregistered persons. The inspectors appointed at the office conduct inspections at the practices of the registered practitioners, including those who are suspended or removed from the registers to ensure compliance with sanctions imposed by professional misconduct committees and that they do not practice while under suspension or erased.
The office works closely with other law enforcement agencies to protect the public against illegal practice by unregistered persons (bogus practitioners), for an integrated approach in the investigation and prosecution of illegal practice
 

THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSPECTORATE OFFICE

  • Investigate the allegations of non-compliance with the Act, the Regulations and Rules;
  • Conduct inspections of premises/practices to ensure compliance;
  • Where necessary, search and seize any articles referred to in section 41A;
  • Ensure Compliance with penalties imposed by the Professional Conduct Committees as well as suspensions pending inquiries imposed by the Boards;
  • Develop and maintain an effective and efficient system of fines/revenue collection;
  • Assist the Professional Boards with their inspections on clinical and professional compliance matters
  • Attend to criminal matters in respect of unregistered persons
  • Develop a system of intelligence gathering in liaison with the SAPS to identify unregistered persons, including obtaining in liaison with the SAPS and NPA an authority to embark on entrapment operations
  • In liaison with the SAPS and the NPA, investigate, arrest and prosecute unregistered practitioners;
  • Develop and implement a crime prevention strategy
 

HOW TO LODGE A COMPLAINT

The office receives complaints regarding illegal practices by unregistered persons from registered health practitioners, members of the public, including those who want to remain anonymous as long as the details of the persons practising, and address are provided. However, where the whistleblower does not provide their contact details this means we are unable to go back to them for further information, which can make investigating the concerns raised difficult.
On receipt of the complaint, a file is opened, and acknowledgement of receipt letter will be sent to the complainant indicating the reference number of the case and the details of the Inspector who will be investigating the case. The complainant will be given an update and feedback regarding the progress of the investigation.
 
 
We will need the following information to consider the concerns raised:
  •   the individual’s name and work address
  • an explanation of the concerns – with dates when the incidents happened
  • copies of any supporting documents, the names and addresses of anyone else who witnessed or was involved in the incidents.

 

REGIONAL OFFICES

The office has 11 inspectors including the Head of the Division and four regional offices in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and East London.
 

CONTACT DETAILS

GAUTENG
SENIOR MANAGER:  MR. ERIC MPHAPHULI
SECRETARY:          MR. VINCENT SKOSANA
 
INSPECTOR:  MR. MASILO TWALA
INSPECTOR:  MRS. TANYA LINDEQUE
 
6th Floor
Nedbank Plaza Building
361 Steve Biko Street
Arcadia
 
012 338 3984
Cell:  0609972857 (Mr. E. Mphaphuli)
Cell:  076 820 2830 (Mrs. T. Lindeque)
Cell:  064 759 8750 (Mr. M. Twala)

 

KWAZULU NATAL
INSPECTOR:  MRS. M. JULIUS
ADMINISTRATOR:  MS. BUSISIWE NGUSE
 
The Business Centre
2 Ncondo Place
Ridge Side
Umhlanga Ridge
Postnet Suite 47
4320
 
Tel:  031 830 5293/94
Cell:  063 694 1092 (M. Julius)

 

EASTERN CAPE
INSPECTOR:  MS. M. MAMABOLO
ADMINISTRATOR:  MRS. HAYLEY SMITH
 
Regus Business Centre
Office No: 29 & 31
No: 14 Stewart Street
Berea
East London, 5241
 
Tel: 043 783 9734
Cell:  063 685 4726 (Ms. M. Mamabolo)

 

WESTERN CAPE
ADMINISTRATOR:  MR. A. BOTILE
 
Century City Business Centre
No 1 Bridgeway Road
Bridgeway Precint, Century
7411
 
Tel:  021 830 5921

 

MPUMALANGA
DEPUTY INSPECTOR:  MS. KEABETSWE MOKOENA
Tel:  012 338 3914

 

LIMPOPO 
DEPUTY INSPECTOR:  MS. MPHAI MASHALA
Tel:  012 338 3978

 

FREE STATE 
DEPUTY INSPECTOR:  MS. ONICCA KEKANA
Tel:  012 338 3976

 

NORTHERN CAPE
DEPUTY INSPECTOR:  MS. NOMATHEMBA KRAAI
Tel: 012 338 3968

 

NORTH WEST 
DEPUTY INSPECTOR:  MR. JOSEPH RAFEDILE
Tel:  012 338 3994

 

NB: The Health Professions Council of South Africa is also in the process of amending the Act and promulgating regulations to make provisions for the Licensing of practitioners and practices. Once this is in place, it will be the responsibility of the Inspectorate to ensure that practitioners practice their professions in accordance with the licensing requirements.  This concept is also supported by both the Council’s Ethics committee as well as the Professional Conduct Review Committee


Complaints

Overview

All people have the right to good health and quality healthcare. This includes

  • Living in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Having access to quality healthcare that you can afford.
  • Choosing the healthcare services you prefer to use.
  • Receiving appropriate treatment from a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Knowing that your personal information is treated confidentially and kept private.
  • Being fully informed about any illness, diagnostic procedures, proposed treatments and the related costs.
  • Choosing to accept or refuse treatment.
  • Obtaining a second opinion, where appropriate.
  • Receiving ongoing care from your chosen healthcare provider.

You also have the right to complain about healthcare services that either violate your rights to good health or breach ethical standards, to have your complaint investigated and to receive a full response thereafter. 



Complaints

Complaint Process



Complaints

Lodge a Complaint

The HPCSA provides the public with the right to file and request an investigation of practitioners, whom they believe have acted unethically or caused harm.

 
All complaints made are taken seriously and HPCSA is committed to ensuring that both practitioners and the public are protected.
 
To lodge a complaint kindly use the information provided below:
 
Download the HPCSA complaints form complete and send to:
 
Fax Physical Postal E-mail

(+27) 12 328 4895 

(553) of Hamilton and
Madiba Streets,
Arcadia
Pretoria

Click here to view a map
The Registrar
P O Box 205, 
Pretoria,
0001
legalmed@hpcsa.co.za


Acts

Title Option
National Health Act, 61 of 2003 View document
Health Professions Act, 56 of 1974 View document
Mental Health Care Act, 17 of 2002 View document
Medicines and related substances Act, 101 of 1965 View document
Promotion of access to information Act, 2 of 2000 View document
Protection of information Act, 84 of 1992 View document


Complaints

Overview

All people have the right to good health and quality healthcare. This includes

  • Living in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Having access to quality healthcare that you can afford.
  • Choosing the healthcare services you prefer to use.
  • Receiving appropriate treatment from a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Knowing that your personal information is treated confidentially and kept private.
  • Being fully informed about any illness, diagnostic procedures, proposed treatments and the related costs.
  • Choosing to accept or refuse treatment.
  • Obtaining a second opinion, where appropriate.
  • Receiving ongoing care from your chosen healthcare provider.

You also have the right to complain about healthcare services that either violate your rights to good health or breach ethical standards, to have your complaint investigated and to receive a full response thereafter. 



Complaints

Lodge Complaint

The HPCSA provides the public with the right to file and request an investigation of practitioners, whom they believe have acted unethically or caused harm.

 
All complaints made are taken seriously and HPCSA is committed to ensuring that both practitioners and the public are protected.
 
To lodge a complaint kindly use the information provided below:
 
Download the HPCSA complaints form complete and send to:
 
Fax Physical Postal E-mail

(+27) 12 328 4895 

(553) of Hamilton and
Madiba Streets,
Arcadia
Pretoria

Click here to view a map
The Registrar
P O Box 205, 
Pretoria,
0001
legalmed@hpcsa.co.za


Legislation

Bills

Please note that there are no bills for comment at the moment



Legislation

Notices

2013
Title Date Option
Rules relating to the payment of annual fees – BN 1/2014 3 January 2014 View document
Rules relating to fees payable to council - BN 2/2014 3 January 2014 View document
Substitution of the annual fees (G 36637, Board Notice Number 134 of 2013), 12 July 2013 12 July 2013 View document
Rules relating to fees payable to Council (G 36348, Board Notice Number 61 of 2013), 05 April 2013. 05 April 2013 View document
Rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications: Amendment (G36183, GoN. R. 31) 15 March 2013 15 March 2013 View document
The ethical rules of conduct for practitioners registered under the health professions act: Amendment (G 36225, GoN. R. 26) 01 March 2013 01 March 2013 View document


Legislation

General Rules & Regulations

Proposed regulations and rules
Title Option
Proposed regulations relating to the registration of students as registered counsellors –
GN R756 / GG 33498 / 20100830
View document
Proposed amendments to regulations relating to the performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the Act - GN R982 / GG 33691 / 20101029 View document
Proposed amendments to the regulations relating to performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the Health Professions Act 1974 – GN R88 / GG 34008 / 20110207 View document
Proposed amendments to ethical rules of conduct for practitioners registered under Health Professions Act 1974 – BN 138 / GG 35587 / 2012 View document

Regulations
Title Option
Regulations relating to the returns and information to be furnished by registered persons – GN R1883/91 View document
Regulations relating to performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the health professions act 1974 – GN R688/98 View document
Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of professional boards –
GN R979/99
View document
Regulations relating to impairment of students and practitioners –
GN R495/2001
View document
Regulations relating to the conduct of inquiries into alleged unprofessional conduct under the health professions act 1974 – GN R102/2009 View document
Regulations relating to the suspension of practitioners –
GN R1356/2002
View document
Regulations relating to the nominations and appointments of members of a professional board –
GN R1257/2008
View document
Regulations relating to the registration of health practitioners restricted to non-clinical practice –
GN R223/2008
View document
Regulations relating to fees payable to council –
GN R279/2008
View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed for registration –
GN R101/2009
View document
Regulations relating to fines which may be imposed by a committee of enquiry against practitioners found guilty of improper or disgraceful conduct under the health professions act 1974 – GN R632/2010 View document
Regulations relating to indemnity cover for registered health practitioners - GN R755 / GG33498 / 20100830 View document

Rules
Title Option
Rules relating to the registration of students in the supplementary health service professions –
BN 130/94
View document
Rules relating to the conduct of the business and the procedure at meetings of the council –
BN 120/2003
View document
Rules relating to the payment of annual fees –
BN 1/2014
View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training for registered health practitioners –
BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323
View document
Rules relating to the payment of fees for accreditation of education and training offered by education and training institutions under the health professions act 1974 –
BN 43/2009
View document
Rules relating to fees payable to council -
BN 2/2014
View document




E-Bulletin



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Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene

Newsletter

The Professional Board for Dental Assisting,Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene (PBDOH)has been active in working towards fulfilling its mandate of guiding the profession and protecting the public. An example of this would be the current strategic review of the Scope of the Professions of all three professions that fall under the ambit of the Board (Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene). 
This is to ensure that professionals are empowered to practise their professions to the fullest of their abilities, guided by evidence-led and research-based best practices, whilst ensuring that they are equipped with the appropriate training, education and experience >>>read more



Dietetics and Nutrition

Newsletter

 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2019
 

The Board has recently completed the re-development
of the assessment tool for universities training
professionals and also the accreditation of service
learning facilities used in the training. Provinces are
now very strict in allowing students to train if a facility
has not been approved and accredited by the HPCSA.
The list of accredited service learning facilities will
be kept up to date at all times and made available
to National Department of Health for information
purposes  >>> read more
 
Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2018
 

The vision of the Health Professions Council of
South Africa (HPCSA) is “Quality and equitable
healthcare for all”, and the mission is “Protecting
the Public and guiding the professions”.
Looking at the above, the following mission
element is of supecific importance where the
Inspectorate Office is concerned for the execution
of their mandate: “To enhance the quality for all by
developing strategic policy framework for effective
coordination and guidance of the professional”
through >>>read more


Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene

DOH Newsletter - 2018



The Professional Board for Dental Assisting,Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene (PBDOH)has been active in working towards fulfilling its mandate of guiding the profession and protecting the public. An example of this would be the current strategic review of the Scope of the Professions of all three professions that fall under the ambit of the Board (Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene). 
This is to ensure that professionals are empowered to practise their professions to the fullest of their abilities, guided by evidence-led and research-based best practices, whilst ensuring that they are equipped with the appropriate training, education and experience >>>read more


Emergency Care

Newsletter

EMB News - 2018


  
Following the promulgation of the regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of Basic Ambulance Assistants, Ambulance Emergency Assistants, Operational Emergency Care Orderlies and Paramedics which led to the cessation of provision of training of short courses, it is important to remind emergency care providers registered in these specific categories to keep their registration active and ensure compliance with the continuous professional development (CPD) >>> read more
 


Environmental Health

Newsletter


Environmental Health Newsletter - 2018


The role played by Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) in schools is more on Food Safety and Control. The programme is one of the most critical key performance areas for Municipal Health Services mandated by the National Health Act No.63 of 2003 as amended; Foodstuffs Cosmetics Disinfectants Act No. 54 of and its Regulations, of which Alfred Nzo DM has been authorised by the Minister of Health to enforce; Scope of Practice of (No R698 of 2009);Norms and Standards for Environmental Health;National Environmental Health Policy and all other Environmental Health related legislations >>>  read more

Environmental Health Newsletter - 2017
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as the regulating body of the profession makes it mandatory for EHPs to uphold, promote and maintain high standard of professional ethical conduct. In order to achieve this, it is imperative for EHPs to maintain good relationships and take the interests of the clients in the execution of their duties >>>read more
 

Environmental Health Newsletter - 2015 / 2016
Congratulatations to the former Chairperson of the Board Mr Jerry Chaka, for receiving the Eric Foskett Environmental Health Award at the 13th World Environmental Health Congress that was held in Las Vegas, United States of America from 4th to 12th July 2014.» read more 


Environmental Health Newsletter - 2013 / 2014 

The Board took a decision to postpone the introduction of the professional degree training by one year, to January 2015. This move aims to ensure that the institutions are audited for readiness to implement the four-year degree. Curricula developments by some of the institutions have been finalised and most of the curricula have been accredited by the HPCSA » read more 
 
Environmental Health Newsletter - December 2012
The Professional Board for Environmental Health Practitioners is proud to welcome the second edition of the profession’s newsletter to all registered Environmental Health Professionals in the country. This newsletter is also released for Environmental Health Assistants, our mid-level workers » read more


Medical and Dental

Newsletter

December 2016
A practitioner shall not charge or receive fees for services not personally rendered, except for services rendered by another practitioner in his or her employment or with whom he or she is associated as a partner, shareholder or locum tenens >>>>> read more


Medical Technology

Newsletter

MTB News 2018


In 2013 the HPCSA decided that all practitioners will be required to have a license to practise their professions. The primary purpose of such a decision was to ensure that all practitioners, under the jurisdiction of the HPCSA, maintain and improve their professional knowledge, skills and performance for improved patient outcomes and health systems. In keeping with the HPCSA’s mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions, the CPD committee of the HPCSA has critically reflected on the current programme in light of research and international trends in CPD >>> read more
 
MTB News 2017
In the 2017/18 financial year, we operated two renewal processes – the online portal and the traditional faceto-face renewal – we intend to discontinue the face-toface model where practitioners come to our offices or we go out to specific sites for practitioners to renew or make payment. For this renewal period, practitioners could choose to have the “purple” paper practicing card or the electronic version of the card on a phone or desktop, or have both the paper and the electronic formats >>> read more  


MTB News 2016
The HPCSA has the power to institute disciplinary proceedings regarding any complaint, charge or allegation of unprofessional conduct - this includes  allowing persons who are not registered and within scope of profession and practice to carry out professional procedures unlawfully. All individuals who practice any of the healthcare professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No 56 of 1974 to register with Council >>> read more
 
 
MTB News 2015
To maintain, enhance and monitor standards of education and training, the guidelines for the evaluation of clinical facilities were revised. To build and expand capacity for the evaluation of laboratories, training sessions were co-ordinated and implemented in the diff erent regions >>> 2014/2015 


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

Newsletter

OCP NEWS 2018


The ethical practice of the Health Professions Council of SA requires consistent and ongoing commitment to lifelong learning by all healthcare practitioners, through the process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD assists healthcare professionals to update and develop their knowledge, skill and ethical attitudes that underpin competent practice. A healthcare practitioner is required to engage and accumulate CEU’s per twelvemonth period of which a specific number of the CEUs should be for ethics, human rights and medical law. All CEUs are valid for 24 months from the date which the activity took place/ended >>>> read more


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

Newsletter

OPTISIGHT NEWS 2017
The Board is currently reviewing its Regulations/Rules and guidelines to clarify online sales of contact lenses and is also currently engaging the Medicines Control Council (MCC) on this matter >>> Read more
 

OPTISIGHT NEWS 2016
Opticians were given the opportunity by the Board to highlight their concerns regarding legislation and other issues which they believe have impacted negatively in the profession >>> read more


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

Newsletter

PPB NEWSLETTER 2017
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.
» September 2014
» May 2013



Psychology

Newsletter


Mental Health Awareness Day



The Professional Board for Psychology is concerned that
there is lack of public awareness of mental health and the
continuing widespread stigma against those who suffer
from mental illness. As a result, the Board’s commemorative
activities will include an awareness campaign to the South
African public, educating them on mental health issues and
promoting understanding, empathy and respect for people
facing mental health issues >>> read more



Psychology News - 2018



The Professional Board for Psychology is
currently in the process of finalising the review
of the Scope of the Profession for Psychology. We
are also actively working on revising the policies
and Rules of Conduct for the profession through
an Ethics Task Team which was mandated by the
Professional Board for Psychology to >>> read more


Radiography & Clinical Technology

Newsletter

RCT NEWS 2019


The Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (RCT) has established a Task Team on Tariffs
which began its work in February 2018. The purpose of the Task Team on Tariffs is to determine tariffs that
would be fair, affordable and acceptable to Radiographers, Clinical Technologists, the public at large, and other
key stakeholders in the healthcare sector such as radiologists, medical aid schemes and administrators, health
care funders and healthcare insurance companies >>> read more
 


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

Newsletter

SLH NEWSLETTER 2017
The Board wishes to advise any practitioner wishing to return to practice after a period of three years or more, that they will be required to write the Board exam and may be required to work under supervision for a designated period of time (usually six months). It is the practitioner’s responsibility to find another practitioner who is willing to take up this role. The Board wishes to advise supervising practitioners that there are certain criteria which the Board expects them to adhere to >>> Read more
 

SLH NEWSLETTER 2016
To uphold its mandate of guiding the professions and protecting the public; the 2010 - 15 Speech Language and Hearing Professional Board established task teams to develop amongst other but not limited to position statements and clinical standards in EHDI, School Screening and Ototoxicity. The task teams engaged extensively with all relevant stakeholders in developing these; and are in the final stages of completing the project >>> Read more


Press Releases

COMMUNICATION CURRENT

HPCSA Practitioner Symposium - Midrand
 
Author: Daphney Chuma
08 April 2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners based in the Gauteng Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process. The symposium is an engagement platform initiated by Council as a mechanism to interact with its stakeholders and receive feedback on pertinent issues that affect them.
  View document
 
Bogus Practitioner Arrested in Nigel
Author: Daphney Chuma
20 March  2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in collaboration with the South Africa Product Regulatory Authority and the Provincial Organised Crime Unit conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of a bogus practitioner.
On Tuesday, 19 March 2019, Mr Makoko Thomas Tshimbombo, a Congolese national was found practising as a medical practitioner (whilst not registered with the HPCSA) at the practice of Dr Albert Kolombwa, who is registered with Council. The operation was conducted as a result of an anonymous tip-off received from a member of the community.
  View document
 
HPCSA Practitioner Roadshow - North West
Author: Daphney Chuma
18 March  2019
 
Pretoria -  The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Practitioner Roadshow for healthcare practitioners who practise in the North West province.
The Roadshow is part of the stakeholder engagement platforms initiated by Council as a mechanism to interact with its stakeholders and receive feedback on pertinent issues that affect them. These Roadshows are also hosted to ensure that Council adheres to its mandate of guiding the professions and protecting the public.
  View document
 HPCSA Media Release Congratulation to Professor Tshifularo
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 March  2019
 
Pretoria - The President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Dr Kgosi Letlape congratulates Professor Mashudu Tshifularo for performing the world’s first ever middle ear transplant.
Professor Tshifularo is the Head of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at the University of Pretoria. He performed the transplant on a 35 year old man who was able to regain his hearing.
  View document
Ladysmith Symposium
Author: Daphney Chuma
25 February 2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                        
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HPCSA WELCOMES NEW REGISTRAR/CEO
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 January 2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), announced the appointment of its new Registrar/CEO in the person of Dr Manyangane Raymond Billa. His effective date of employment was 1 January 2019.
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Board Examination for South African Foreign Qualified Medical Graduates
Author: Daphney Chuma
11 January 2019
 
Pretoria - Following a media inquiry by The Citizen newspaper on 10 January 2019; regarding the draft Notice of Motion by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) on behalf of the 84 foreign qualified medical graduates, the President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Dr Kgosi Letlape made contact with the LRC in an effort to obtain information and better understand the planned Notice of Motion by the LRC.
  View document


Press Releases

The Emergency Care Board Disturbed by Calls for Emergency Care Providers to Carry Firearms During the Festive Season

Author: Daphney Chuma
14 December 2018
 
Pretoria - The Emergency Care Board, under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is disturbed and would like to distance itself from the calls made by the South African Emergency Personnel's Union (SAEPU) for emergency care practitioners to carry firearms when on duty during this festive season
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Concerns About Companies Conducting/Facilitating Polysomnograph Sleep Studies and CPAP Titration Studies

Author: Daphney Chuma
08 November 2018
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa’s (HPCSA) Inspectorate Office, as directed by the Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology, is investigating various private companies performing home-based polysomnography (PSG) sleep studies and continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) titration studies with the aid of PSG equipment. Such conduct is in contravention of the Health Professions Act,56 of 1974 as it falls within the scope of profession of Clinical Technology (either with specialisation in Neurophysiology or Pulmonology), which is a profession registerable with the HPCSA, whilst neither their owners/directors or employees are registered as Clinical Technologists with the HPCSA
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Bloemfontein Symposium

Author: Daphney Chuma
06 November 2018
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Bloemfontein, Free State Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
The symposium is an engagement platform initiated by Council as a mechanism to interact with its stakeholders and receive feedback on pertinent issues that affect them
 
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HPCSA Public Awareness Emalahleni

Author: Daphney Chuma
29 October 2018
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body, established to protect the public and guiding the professions. The mission of the HPCSA is quality healthcare standards for all.
In order to fully discharge its mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions, the HPCSA in collaboration with the Emalahleni Local Municipality and the Department of Health will be hosting a public awareness campaign in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province
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HPCSA ARRESTS UNREGISTERED PRACTITIONER IN ISIPINGO, KWAZULU-NATAL

Author: Daphney Chuma
10 October 2018
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. Through its mandate of protecting the public, the HPCSA’s Inspectorate Office continues to clamp down on bogus practitioners around the country
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The Professional Board for Psychology Commemorating Mental Health Day

Author: Daphney Chuma
01 October 2018
 
Pretoria – The Professional Board for Psychology under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be commemorating World Mental Health Day, on 10 October 2018. World Mental Health Day is observed in more than 100 countries to raise awareness on mental health issues globally.
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 HPCSA Middelburg Symposium

Author: Daphney Chuma
18 September 2018
 
Pretoria –The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
The symposium is an engagement platform initiated by Council as a mechanism to interact with its stakeholders and receive feedback on pertinent issues that affect them.
View document


Press Releases

     

Appointment of Dr Zweli-Mkhize as Minister of Health

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PSB Statement on the study of Coloured Women by Niewoudt and Colleagues

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HPCSA Cleans up the Profession

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HPCSA Practitioner Symposium - Mthatha

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HPCSA Achieving Significant Strides

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Registered Practitioners Employing Unregistered Locums

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Cautioning Against Unethical Behaviour Conducted by Registered Practitioners View document  

Judgement on the Gauteng Division, Pretoria by Judge Poterill in the Matter of Dr Wouter Basson and the HPCSA

HPCSA Practitioner Symposium - Midrand

Bogus Practitioner Arrested in Nigel

 

 

 

 

Bogus Practitioner Arrested in Nigel
Author: Daphney Chuma
20 March  2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in collaboration with the South Africa Product Regulatory Authority and the Provincial Organised Crime Unit conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of a bogus practitioner.
On Tuesday, 19 March 2019, Mr Makoko Thomas Tshimbombo, a Congolese national was found practising as a medical practitioner (whilst not registered with the HPCSA) at the practice of Dr Albert Kolombwa, who is registered with Council. The operation was conducted as a result of an anonymous tip-off received from a member of the community.
View document

 

HPCSA Practitioner Roadshow - North West
Author: Daphney Chuma
18 March  2019
 
Pretoria -  The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Practitioner Roadshow for healthcare practitioners who practise in the North West province.
The Roadshow is part of the stakeholder engagement platforms initiated by Council as a mechanism to interact with its stakeholders and receive feedback on pertinent issues that affect them. These Roadshows are also hosted to ensure that Council adheres to its mandate of guiding the professions and protecting the public.
View document

 

HPCSA Media Release Congratulation to Professor Tshifularo
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 March  2019
 
Pretoria - The President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Dr Kgosi Letlape congratulates Professor Mashudu Tshifularo for performing the world’s first ever middle ear transplant.
Professor Tshifularo is the Head of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at the University of Pretoria. He performed the transplant on a 35 year old man who was able to regain his hearing.
View document

 

Ladysmith Symposium
Author: Daphney Chuma
25 February 2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
 

View document

 

HPCSA WELCOMES NEW REGISTRAR/CEO
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 January 2019
 
Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), announced the appointment of its new Registrar/CEO in the person of Dr Manyangane Raymond Billa. His effective date of employment was 1 January 2019.
View document




Overview

Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Therapist professions are registered under our auspices: 

Oral Hygienists

Oral Hygienists are health professionals devoted to the prevention of diseases and the promotion and improvement of the public’s health. They are preventive primary oral health care providers who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public. Their primary concern as health practitioners is the promotion of total health through the prevention of oral disease. The service Oral Hygienists provide, contributes to the health and well-being of society. The education and licensure of Oral Hygienists qualify them to serve the public. 

Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists function as health practitioners in oral health care, independently and/or as a part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Dental Therapists focus on the holistic care of patients, which ranges from prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health to the alleviation of oral abnormalities, pain and disease and also function in the fields of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health, on primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants contribute to effective chairside assisting in dentistry with regards to infection control, practice management and the education of patients, the public and the community regarding basic oral health. Dental Assistants play a significant role in oral health environments such as private practices, public health and other facilities where oral health care and health promotion is provided to the public.

 
Notification: A call for all Dental Assistants to register, click here to view media statemen




Environmental health

 
Stakeholder Meeting
Dear Environmental Health Practitioners,
 
Kindly note that we are fully booked for the Stakeholder Meeting that will take place in Polokwane and from 24 July 2018 we will no longer accept the  confirmations of attendees.
 
Regards,
EHP Team




Environmental health

 

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of Committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Ms D Sebidi
Vice -Chairperson Mr J Shikwambane
Board Members Mr C Qoto 
Ms R Ntoi 
Mrs APR Cele 
Mr T D Hlanyane
Ms P Bongweni 
Mr D Nemakonde 
Mr A van Zyl 
Dr A Zimba 
Mr BB Khumalo 
Mr MP Maisela ka Mdluli 
Mr M Mnyele 
Ms CT Manciya


Statistics

This page contains statistical information about list of Registered persons with the Council. The statistics were last updated on 01 October 2018. 

DOH
REG CODE REG NAME
TOTAL
DA Dental Assistant 4 908
DA S Student Dental Assistant 1  949
OH Oral Hygienist 1 226
OH S Student Dental Assistant    345
SDA Dental Assistant (Supplementary Register) - closed        1
TT Dental Therapist     743
TT S Student Dental Therapist     282
DOH Total                                      9  454
 
DTB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
DT Dietitian 3 442
DT S Student Dietitian 1 575
NT Nutritionist     248
NT S Student Nutritionist     277
DTB Total   5 542
 
EHO
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
FI Food Inspector      11
HI Environmental Health Practitioner 3 833
HI S Student Environmental Health Officer 1 988
HIA Environmental Health Assistant      71
EHO Total   5  903
 
EMB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
ANA Ambulance Emergency Assistant  10 516
ANT Paramedic   1 521
ANTS Student Paramedic      463
BAA Basic Ambulance Assistant 51 397
ECP Emergency Care Practitioner      660
ECPS Student Emergency Care Practitioner      893
ECPV ECP Visiting Student        17
ECT Emergency Care Techinician   1  138
ECTS Student Emergency Care Technician       706
OECO Operational Emergency Care Orderly       489
EMB Total   67 800
 
MDB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
BE Biomedical Engineer         2
CA Clinical Associate      788
CA S Student Clinical Associate      573
DP Dentist   6 466
DP S Student Dentist   1 158
GC Genetic Councellor       12
GC S Student Genetic Councellor          2
GCIN Intern Genetic Councellor          10
GR Genetic Councellor        13
GR S Student Genetic Councellor        1
GRIN Intern Genetic Councellor         4
IN Intern   3 440
IN S Student Intern   2 417
KB Clinical Biochemist          9
MP Medical Practitioner  46 091
MP S Medical Student  13 158
MS Medical Biological Scientist      262
MS S Student Medical Scientist      626
MSIN Intern Medical Scientist      240
MW Medical Biological Scientist      410
MW S Student Medical Scientist      68
MWIN Intern Medical Biological Scientist        26
PH Medical Physicist      156
PH S Student Medical Physicist        33
PHIN Intern Medical Physicist        27
SMW Supplementary Medical Physicist          3
VS Visiting Student      450
MDB Total   76  445

MTB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
CT Cyto- Technician       1
GT Medical Technician 3 843
GT S Student Medical Technician 2 894
LA Laboratory Assistant    808
LA S Student Laboratory Assistant 1 034
MLS Medical Laboratory Scientist     115
MT Medical Technologist 5 934
MT S Student Medical Technologist 4  958
MTIN Medical Technology Intern    743
SGT Supplementary Medical Technician      19
SLA Supplementary Laboratory Assistant    187
MTB Total   20 536
 
OCP
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
AOS Asst Med Orth Prost & Leatherworker        5
AT Arts Theraphist      85
AT S Arts Therapist Student      36
ATIN Arts Therapist Interns        7
OB Orthopaedic Footwear Technician      51
OS Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist    584
OS S Student Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist    368
OSA Orthopaedic Technical Assistant      82
OSIN Intern Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist    240
OT Occupational Therapist 5 222
OT S Student Occupational Therapist 2 064
OTB Occupational Therapy Assistant     76
OTBS Student Occupational Therapy Assistant     32
OTES Deleted - Art Therapy Student    7
OTT Occupational Therapy Technician   464
OCP Total   9 324

ODO
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
OD Dispensing Optician    153
OD S Student Dispensing Optician    358
OP Optometrist 3 866
OP S Student Optometrist    927
OPVS Visiting Student Optometry       4
OR Orthoptist     11
SOD Supplementary Optical Dispenser       2
SOP Supplementary Optometrist     10
ODO Total   5 331
 
PPB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
BK Biokineticist 1  756
BK S Student Biokineticist    959
BKIN Intern Biokineticist 1  058   
CH Podiatrist     319
CH S Student Podiatrist     330
MA  Masseur         3
PT Physiotherapist 7  734
PT S Student Physiotherapist 2  367
PTA Physiotheraphy Assistant     171
PTT Physiotheraphy Technician       48
RM Remedial Gymnast         2
SCH Supplementary Podiatrist         3
SPT Supplementary Physiotherapist         3
PPB Total   14  753
 
PSB
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
PM Psycho - Technician      19
PMT Psychometrist 2 124
PMTS Student Psychometrist    769
PRC Registered Councellor 2 482
PS Psychologist 8 800
PS S Student Psychologist 1  398
PS V Psychology Visiting Student       3
PSIN Intern Psychologist    934
SRC Student Registered Councellor 2 862
PSB Total   19 391
 
 
RCT
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
DR Radiographer 7  838
DR S Student Radiographer 2   667
DR V Visiting Student Radiographer       32
EE Electro-Encephalographic Technician       55
EE S Student  Electro-Encephalographic Technician     110
KT Clinical Technologist     854
KT S Student Clinical Technologist     579
KTG Graduate Clinical Technologist    534
RLT Radiation Technologist        9
RLTS Student Radiation Technologist        2
RSDR Restricted Supp Diag Radiographer        5
SDR Supplementary Diagnostic Radiographer     196
SDRS Student Supplementary Diagnostic Radiographer         9
SKT Supplementary Clinical Technologist  
RCT Total   12 893

 
 
SLH
REG CODE REG NAME TOTAL
AM Audiometrician        4
AU Audiologist     642
AU S Student Audiologist     585
GAK Hearing Aid Acoustician     157
GAKS Student Hearing Aid Acoustician       33
SAU Supplementary Audiologist        1
SGAK Supplementary Hearing Aid Acoustician        4
SGG Community Speech and Hearing Worker      15
SGK Speech and Hearing Correctionist        6
SHA Speech and Hearing Assistant        3
SSTA Supplementary Speech Therapist and Audiologist        1
ST Speech Therapist 1  107
ST S Student Speech Therapist     825
STA Speech Therapist and Audiologist 1  589
STAS Student Speech Therapist and Audiologist      304
STAV STA Visiting Student         4
STB Speech Theraphy Assistant         1
SLH Total   5 281
 
 
For any additional Statistical information please contact yvetted@hpcsa.co.za 
To order HPCSA register, please click here to dowload the form and return the form to tebogom@hpcsa.co.za 


Statistics

Intern Statistics

MDB
REG CODE REG NAME Total
GCIN INTERN GENETIC COUNSELLOR 10
GRIN INTERN GENETIC COUNSELLOR 4
IN INTERN 3 704
MSIN INTERN MEDICAL SCIENTIST 241
MWIN INTERN MEDICAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST 26
PHIN INTERN MEDICAL PHYSICIST 28
MDB Total   4 013


MTB
REG CODE REG NAME Total
MTIN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INTERN 875
MTB Total   875
 
 
OCP
REG CODE REG NAME Total
ATIN ARTS THERAPIST INTERNS 10
OSIN INTERN MEDICAL ORTHOTIST AND PROSTHETIST 249
OCP Total   259

 

PPB
REG CODE REG NAME Total
BKIN INTERN BIOKINETICIST 990
PPB Total   990

 

PSB
REG CODE REG NAME Total
PSIN INTERN PSYCHOLOGIST 952
PSB Total   952

 

Intern Total 7 089

 

Practitioner Statistics

DOH
REG CODE REG NAME Total
DA DENTAL ASSISTANT 4 481
OH ORAL HYGIENIST 1 241
SDA DENTAL ASSISTANT (SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER) - CLOSED 1
TT DENTAL THERAPIST 767
DOH Total   6 490

 

DTB
     
DT DIETITIAN 3 558
NT NUTRITIONIST 231
DTB Total   3 789

 

EHO
     
FI FOOD INSPECTOR 9
HI ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 3 818
HIA ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANT 68
EHO Total   3 895

 

EMB
     
ANA AMBULANCE EMERGENCY ASSISTANT 10 726
ANT PARAMEDIC 1 491
BAA BASIC AMBULANCE ASSISTANT 43 226
ECP EMERGENCY CARE PRACTITIONER 737
ECT EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN 1 124
OECO OPERATIONAL EMERGENCY CARE ORDERLY 462
EMB Total   57 766

 

MDB
     
BE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER 2
CA CLINICAL ASSOCIATE 851
DP DENTIST 6 374
GC GENETIC COUNSELLOR 17
GR GENETIC COUNSELLOR 14
KB CLINICAL BIOCHEMIST 9
MP MEDICAL PRACTITIONER 45 533
MS MEDICAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST 269
MW MEDICAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST 383
PH MEDICAL PHYSICIST 151
SMW SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL SCIENTIST 3
MDB Total   53 606

 

MTB
     
CT CYTO-TECHNICIAN 1
GT MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 3 940
LA LABORATORY ASSISTANT 816
MLS MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 169
MT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST 5 777
SGT SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 16
SLA SUPPLEMENTARY LABORATORY ASSISTANT 171
MTB Total   10 890

 

OCP
     
AOS ASST MED ORTH PROST & LEATHERWORKER 4
AT ARTS THERAPIST 87
OB ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR TECHNICIAN 48
OS MEDICAL ORTHOTIST AND PROSTHETIST 601
OSA ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNICAL ASSISTANT 77
OT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 5 451
OTB OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 69
OTT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN 453
SOS SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ORTHOTIST AND PROSTHETIST 1
OCP Total   6 791

 

ODO
     
OD DISPENSING OPTICIAN 138
OP OPTOMETRIST 3 819
OR ORTHOPTIST 10
SOD SUPPLEMENTARY OPTICAL DISPENSER 2
SOP SUPPLEMENTARY OPTOMETRIST 8
ODO Total   3 977

 

PPB
     
BK BIOKINETICIST 1 791
CH PODIATRIST 320
MA MASSEUR 2
PT PHYSIOTHERAPIST 7 910
PTA PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT 156
PTT PHYSIOTHERAPY TECHNICIAN 46
RM REMEDIAL GYMNAST 1
SCH SUPPLEMENTARY PODIATRIST 3
SPT SUPPLEMENTARY PHYSIOTHERAPIST 2
PPB Total   10 231

 

PSB
     
PM PSYCHO-TECHNICIAN 16
PMT PSYCHOMETRIST 2 102
PRC REGISTERED COUNSELLOR 2 484
PS PSYCHOLOGIST 8 770
PSB Total   13 372

 

RCT
     
DR RADIOGRAPHER 7 887
EE ELECTRO-ENCEPHALOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN 55
KT CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST 813
KTG GRADUATE CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST 606
RLT RADIATION TECHNOLOGIST 11
RSDR RESTRICTED SUPP DIAG RADIOGRAPHER 3
SDR SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER 163
SKT SUPPLEMENTARY CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
RCT Total   9 540

 

SLH
     
AM AUDIOMETRICIAN 4
AU AUDIOLOGIST 706
GAK HEARING AID ACOUSTICIAN 147
SAU SUPPLEMENTARY AUDIOLOGIST 1
SGAK SUPPLEMENTARY HEARING AID ACOUSTICIAN 4
SGG COMMUNITY SPEECH AND HEARING WORKER 13
SGK SPEECH AND HEARING CORRECTIONIST 4
SHA SPEECH AND HEARING ASSISTANT 3
SSTA SUPPLEMENTARY SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST 1
ST SPEECH THERAPIST 1 198
STA SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST 1 589
STB SPEECH THERAPY ASSISTANT 1
SLH Total   3 671

 

Practitioner Total 184 018

 

Student Statistics

DOH
     
DA S STUDENT DENTAL ASSISTANT 1 990
OH S STUDENT ORAL HYGIENIST 332
TT S STUDENT DENTAL THERAPIST 257
DOH Total   2 579

 

DTB
     
DT S STUDENT DIETITIAN 1 411
NT S STUDENT NUTRITIONIST 287
NT V NUTRITION VISITING STUDENT 2
DTB Total   1 700

 

EHO
     
HI S STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER 1 796
EHO Total   1 796

 

EMB
     
ANTS STUDENT PARAMEDIC 506
ECPS STUDENT EMERGENCY CARE PRACTITIONER 854
ECPV ECP VISITING STUDENT 23
ECTS STUDENT EMERGENCY CARE TECHNICIAN 691
EMB Total   2 074

 

MDB
     
CA S STUDENT CLINICAL ASSOCIATE 509
DP S STUDENT DENTIST 1 001
GC S STUDENT GENETIC COUNSELLOR 2
GR S STUDENT GENETIC COUNSELLOR 1
IN S STUDENT INTERN 2 166
MP S MEDICAL STUDENT 13 217
MS S STUDENT MEDICAL SCIENTIST 620
MW S STUDENT MEDICAL SCIENTIST 68
PH S STUDENT MEDICAL PHYSICIST 33
VS VISITING STUDENT 129
MDB Total   17 746

 

MTB
     
GT S STUDENT MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 2 781
LA S STUDENT LABORATORY  ASSISTANT 1 053
MT S STUDENT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST 4 848
MTB Total   8 682

 

OCP
     
AT S ARTS THERAPY STUDENT 45
OS S STUDENT MEDICAL ORTHOTIST AND PROSTHETIST 383
OT S STUDENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1 888
OTBS STUDENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 32
OTES DELETED - ART THERAPY STUDENT 7
OCP Total   2 355

 

ODO
     
OD S STUDENT DISPENSING OPTICIAN 355
OP S STUDENT OPTOMETRIST 841
OPVS VISITING STUDENT OPTOMETRY 4
ODO Total   1 200

 

PPB
     
BK S STUDENT BIOKINETICIST 1 045
CH S STUDENT PODIATRIST 313
PT S STUDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST 2 122
PPB Total   3 480

 

PSB
     
PMTS STUDENT PSYCHOMETRIST 845
PS S STUDENT PSYCHOLOGIST 1 449
PS V PSYCHOLOGY VISITING STUDENT 5
SRC STUDENT REGISTERED COUNSELLOR 2 907
PSB Total   5 206

 

RCT
     
DR S STUDENT RADIOGRAPHER 2 559
DR V VISITING STUDENT RADIOGRAPHER 42
EE S STUDENT ELECTRO-ENCEPHALOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN 133
KT S STUDENT CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST 505
RLTS STUDENT RADIATION TECHNOLOGIST 1
SDRS STUDENT SUPPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER 9
RCT Total   3 249

 

SLH
     
AU S STUDENT AUDIOLOGIST 517
GAKS STUDENT HEARING AID ACOUSTICIAN 31
ST S STUDENT SPEECH THERAPIST 747
STAS STUDENT SPEECH THERAPIST AND AUDIOLOGIST 292
STAV STA VISITNG STUDENT 4
SLH Total   1 591

 

Student Total 51 658

 

Grand Total 242 765

 

For any additional Statistical information please contact yvetted@hpcsa.co.za 
To order HPCSA register, please click here to dowload the form and return the form to tebogom@hpcsa.co.za 


Documents Library

HPCSA’s Virtual Library facilities are available to everyone; however certain areas can only be accessed by HPCSA staff. 

Free Online Databases
Free Online Full-text Articles View database
ArXiv View database
Biomed Central View database
Directory of Open Source Journals (DOAJ) View database
Open Science Directory View databases
Sabinet Open Source Journals View database


Documents Library

Presentations



Documents Library

Research Form

HPCSA’s Virtual Library facilities are available to everyone; however certain areas can only be accessed by HPCSA staff. 

Free Online Databases
Free Online Full-text Articles View database
ArXiv View database
Biomed Central View database
Directory of Open Source Journals (DOAJ) View database
Open Science Directory View databases
Sabinet Open Source Journals View database


HPCSA Conference



Hearings

Enquiries  

 

Professional conduct inquiries scheduled for the week of : 18 - 23 November 2019

 
Mr D Mnisi
Sourthern Sun Pretoria
Cnr Church & Beatrix Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
 
 
18 November 2019
ODO 
10am

Mr V Ramdas

 

Fraud

Dr RY Frempong
Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
Cnr Church & Wessels Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
 
18 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Mr V Maoka

Inappropriate billing (fraud)

Dr LA Mateta
Blue Lagoon Hotel & Conference Centre
Blue Bend Pace
Beacon Bay
East London
 
18 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Adv M Mapholisa (Mr N Madube)

 

Failure to provide complainant with clinical notes

 

Mr A Dreyer - appeal
Sourthern Sun Pretoria
Cnr Church & Beatrix Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
 
 
18 & 19 November 2019
PSB 
10am

Adv M Mapholisa

 

 

Mr MG Kops - (partly-heard matter)
Isango Gate Hotel
Bournemouth Street
Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth
 
18 & 19 November 2019
EMB 
10am

 

Mr Z Gajana

Supersession, Removal of medical equipment from a patient, Unprofessional communication with SAPS on the scene

Dr LJ Erasmus
Sourthern Sun Newlands
Main Road
Newlands
Cape Town
19 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Mr G Mosiane

Abuse of codes & Over servicing

Dr PL Mothata
Sourthern Sun Pretoria
Cnr Church & Beatrix Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
 
19 & 20 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Mr V Maoka

 

 

Claimed for services not rendered

Dr Tsetswa - 
(partly-heard matter)
Sourthern Sun Newlands
Main Road
Newlands
Cape Town
 
19 & 20 November 2019
MDB 
10am

 

Mr T Shakung

 

Undesirable business practices of making patients pay before the services are rendered & issuing medical certificates without examining the patients

Mr NJL Mazibuko - 
(partly-heard matter)
Sourthern Sun Pretoria
Cnr Church & Beatrix Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
 
21 November 2019
PSB 
10am

Mr K Magabane

 

Submission of fraudulent claims

Dr Q Ndiweni - 
(partly-heard matter)
Sourthern Sun Pretoria
Cnr Church & Beatrix Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria
23 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Mr K Magabane

 

 

Endangering life of patients & failure to remove placenta in bleeding

Prof A Reddi - 
(partly-heard matter)
Palm Boulevard
Gateway, Umhlanga Ridge
Durban
23 November 2019
MDB 
10am

Mr K Magabane

 



 
 
If you would like to attend any hearings, we will facilitate access for you. Please also note that the charge sheet will be made available on the morning of the hearing. Kindly contact the Pro Forma Complainant at the venue for a copy thereof. For further information please contact Daphney Chuma at  DaphneyC@hpcsa.co.za


Gallery

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Symposiums



Events Calendar



Fees

As an autonomous body the HPCSA receives no grants or subsidies from government or any other source. It is totally funded by the fees it receives from registered persons representing the professions under its jurisdiction. Each Professional Board, however, administers its own budget in a transparent manner from the funds allocated by the HPCSA, based on fees paid by various professions to Council. Such fees are not necessarily uniform but depend on the actual cost of running the Board; on the levy paid by the Professional Boards to Council towards a stabilisation fund from which Council can allocate money in contingency circumstances, and on the cost of the running of the HPCSA. 

Registration fees
Registration fees are payable by persons to be registered in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974
 
 
Annual fees

The annual fee paid by health care professionals is used to cover the costs of:

  • Running the Professional Board under the jurisdiction of Council as well as the HPCSA and its structures
  • Administering the professions registered with the HPCSA in terms of registration, maintaining of standards of education and training as well as the maintaining of fair standards of professional practice
  • Click here for 2019/20 annual fees
  • Pro-Rata Fees Click here
 
When are fees due?

Annual fee payment – Annual fees are payable to the HPCSA by 1 April and are valid until 31 March of the following year. 

Please note that it is the responsibility of every registered practitioner to ensure that his/her annual fee is paid by 1 April of each year. 

NB: Registered health practitioners who have not paid their annual fees by 1 April of a particular year, will be erased from the register within three months of the due date of 1 April. 

 
 
ANNUAL FEE NOTICE FOR 2019/20
Notice is hereby given that the annual fees are payable by persons registered in terms of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) before 1 of April each year. The 2019/20 Annual Fees  are due and payable on or before 1 April 2019.
 

Payment of 2019/20 Annual Fee in South Africa – Online Renewal and Payment Portal
  • Council launched an Online Renewal Portal in March 2017 to enable practitioners to renew annual fees online. We urge practitioners to use the Online Renewals Portal. Should you encounter challenges using the portal please contact the Call Centre on 012 338 9300/1 or email them the screenshot of the error message on info@hpcsa.co.za.
  • Once you have gone through the renewal process online, including making the appropriate payment, you will be able to view and/or print an electronic “QR coded” proof of payment of current annual fee renewal for 2019/20. This is official HPCSA proof that a practitioner is up to date with their annual fee payments.
 

Payments Outside South Africa
Practitioners residing outside of South Africa who encounter problems with electronic online payments may still make payments to:
Account holder Health Professions Council of South Afric
Bank ABSA
Branch code                                 
334945
Account no 405 003 3481
Swift code ABSAZAJJ
Payment Reference HPCSA registration no.
Proof of Payment email to  finance@hpcsa.co.za
You will be able to login and view/print your current practicing card, within 48 hours after proof of payment has been submitted and received at HPCSA.
 

Exemptions from payment of 2019/20 Annual Fee

Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2019 Annual Fee. A Medical Report, issued by a registered Medical Practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 1 April 2019.

Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71, if you turn 71 before 1 April 2019, except for practitioners registered in Professional Boards for Environmental Health Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Radiography & Clinical Technology, Dietetics and Nutritionists, who may be granted exemption from the year in which you turn 66, if you turn 66 before 1 April 2019.
Voluntary Erasure
Written application for Voluntary Erasure under Section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2019 and 2019/20 Annual Membership Fees will not be due and payable on successful finalisation of application by Council.
Allocation of monies received from Practitioner
Monies received from Practitioners will be allocated against oldest debt first. It is important that Practitioners access the Online Renewals portal to ensure that there is no other balance due and payable.
Suspension from relevant register due to non-payment of 2019/20 Annual fees
The non-payment or partial payment of 2019/20 Annual Fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the Register and the need for restoration, which attracts Penalty Fees.


Banking Details

Please note we do not accept cash on our premises 
 
ABSA
Branch Arcadia
Branch Code 63 2005
Account Name HPCSA
Account Type  Cheque
Account Numbers Annual Fees: 405 00 33 481

Other moneys: 061 00 00 169
Swift Code ABSAZAJJ
Deposit References Include your HPCSA registration number as reference

New registrations use your ID or passport number as a reference 
 

Direct & Internet Banking
Practitioners MUST use their 7 digit registration number and correct register (eg MP1234567) as the reference Proof of payment must be:
Please note: Internet transfers take approximately three days to reflect on our statement and all direct payments from Absa branches take 24 hours.
 
 
Credit Card Authorisation To comply with ABSA Data Security, we regret to notify you that we will no longer be able to process the Credit Card Authorization Form CCF1           
 
Debit Orders  Debit orders are no longer accepted as a  form of payment
 
Refund Appication Form    Click here 


General Contact Info

Professionals and members of the public are encouraged to call the HPCSA Client Care Centre for all general enquiries including annual fees, registrations, compliments, service delivery, certificates of status, CPD, ethical queries and undesirable business practices.


Client Care Centre
Telephone & Fax Physical Postal E-mail GPS Co-ordinates
(+27) 12 338 9300
(+27) 12 338 9301
(+27) 12 328 5120 (Fax)
(553) of Hamilton and
Madiba Streets,
Arcadia
Pretoria

Click here to view a map
P O Box 205, 
Pretoria,
0001
info@hpcsa.co.za S25° 47.667´
E28° 18.838´
 

Working Hours

 
Monday - Thursday: 08h00 - 16h30 
 
Fridays : 08h00 - 15h30 
 
 
 
We are closed on weekends and public holidays.


Client Care Centre

Professionals and members of the public are encouraged to call the HPCSA Client Care Centre for all general enquiries including annual fees, registrations, compliments, service delivery, certificates of status, CPD, ethical queries and undesirable business practices.  

Client Care Centre
Telephone: Fax E-mail
(+27) 12 338 9300
(+27) 12 338 9301
(+27) 12 328 5120 info@hpcsa.co.za



Department Telephone e-mail
Certificate of status (+27) 12 338 9300 hpcsacgs@hpcsa.co.za
CPD (+27) 12 338 9413 cpd@hpcsa.co.za
Change of contact details (+27) 12 338 9300 records@hpcsa.co.za
Complaints against practitioners (+27) 12 338 9300  Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za
Ethical Queries (+27) 12 338 9304 NtsikeleloS@hpcsa.co.za
Ombudsman (+27) 12 338 9300 Ombcomplaints@hpcsa.co.za 


Professional Board

Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene
Scope of practice and Policy matters
Education and Training
Evaluations of Education Institutions
Board Examination: Dental Assistants
E-mail: DOHboard@hpcsa.co.za


Environmental Health

 
Announcements
EHP STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Dear Environmental Health Practitioners,
 
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming EHP Board Stakeholder Engagement.
 
Date: 13 September 2019
Venue:  Stellenbosch Country Lodge
            25 Canterbury Lane
            Blaauwklippen Village
            Pradyskloof
                              
Time: Registration starts at 08:00 – 09:00 (no late registrations will be accepted once this time has lapsed)                                                                                 
      
You will be earning 2 general Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 2 ethics.
 
RSVP before 31 August 2019 to  Modernr@hpcsa.co.za 
 
 


Professional Board

Professional Board for Dietetics and Nutrition
General enquiries

Scope of practice and Policy matters

Education issues, Examinations, Foreign Qualified Applications, Accreditations, Evaluations and SGB function

Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3964 /3992/3904/9494/3906
E-mail: DNBboard@hpcsa.co.za
 
 
CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  


Environmental health

 
Newsletter
EHP News 2023
Click here to view our latest issue
 
 


Professional Board

Professional Board for Emergency Care Practitioners
General enquiries
 
Scope of practice and Policy matters

Education issues, Examinations, Foreign Qualified Applications, Accreditations, Evaluations and SGB function
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3922/3906/9497/3964
 

CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  


Environmental health

 
Guidelines
EHP Supervised practice Guidelines View document
Guidelines for writing a newsletter article View document
Restoration Guidelines/Process View document
SOP for Continuing Professional Development View document
SOP for Board exams for registration and restoration-EHP and EHA View document
 
 
 
 
 


Professional Board

Ethical matters, Scope of Profession, Policy Matters E-mail: EHPboard@hpcsa.co.za


Professional Board

Medical & Dental Professions Board
Professional Board Mr Emmanuel Chanza
Deputy Company Secretary
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9339
E-mail MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Ms Elmarie Wood
Board Secretary
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9437
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Executive Committee (Exco)

Practice Committee (PC)
Ms Nozimbali Ntshangase
Committee Coordinator
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9313
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9331
E-mail:MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Committee for Medical Science (CMS)

Medical Registration Committee (MRC)
Ms Sabinah Munyuku
Committee Coordinator
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9329
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9331
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9371
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Medical Education and Training Committee (METC)

Dental Committee (Dentco)
Ms Lethabo Malatji
Committee Cordinator
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 338 9328
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9371
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za  

CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  

         

 

Education and Training Department
Medical and Dental Examinations
 


Professional Board

Professional Board for Medical Technology
General enquiries  Email: MTBboard@hpcsa.co.za
Examinations Email: MTBexams@hpcsa.co.za
Evaluations  Email: MTBevaluations@hpcsa.co.za


Environmental health

 
Rules
Rules for the registration of environmental health officers – GN R2308/76
Rules for the registration of food inspectors – GN R2371/76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Professional Board

Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics 
Ethical matters, Scope of Profession, Policy Development, Review & Implementation Strategic Initiatives, Budgeting, Communication E-mail: PPBboard@hpcsa.co.za


Professional Board

Professional Board for Occupational Therapy & Medical Orthotics/ Prosthetics
Ethical matters, Scope of profession,  Policy development, review and implementation 
Strategic initiatives, Budgeting, Communication
Mrs Adelle Taljaard
Deputy Company Secretariat
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 9349 
E-mail: AdelleT@hpcsa.co.za
Application for restoration
Education and Training
Registration of Foreign qualified practitioners
Accreditation and evaluation
Internships in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
SGB and ETQA (standard generating and quality assurance)
Ms Seetha Reddy
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3920
E-mail: seethar@hpcsa.co.za


Overview

 
Overview
The Medical and Dental Professions Board registers practitioners falling under the professions medical, dental, medical science and clinical associates. We aim to establish a generic framework of core competencies and exit concerns for the training and education of medical, dental, medical science and clinical associate practitioners. We also guide and inform curriculum development processes and ensure adherence by training institutions to our core competencies and training frameworks. Furthermore, we ensure effective communication with our stakeholders and establish up-to-date and relevant ethical rules of behaviour and conduct, while facilitating professional matters of decision making. 

The following professions are registered within our Board: 
 
Medical Dental Medical Science
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Clinical Associates
  • Medical Specialists
  • Dentist Practitioners
  • Dental Specialists
  • Genetic Counsellors
  • Medical Physicists
  • Medical Biological Scientists

 

Vision
To provide quality and equitable healthcare through public protection, professional regulation and advocacy.
 
Mission
The mission of the Medical and Dental Professionals Board is to:
  • Ensure Appropriate education and training standards
  • Regulate and ensure compliance for professional registration
  • Promote and regulate professional as well as ethical practice
  • Guide the relevant professions and to protect the public
  • Maintain and enhance the dignity and integrity of the health profession and professionals
  • Advocate for the promotion of the health of the population
  • Commit to improved stakeholder engagement
  • Advise the Council and the Minister of Health in the development of strategic policy frameworks
 
Values
The Board will deliver on its mandate through:
  • Expecting honesty and integrity from its members
  • Acting with respect, fairness and transparency to all
  • Regulating consistently and decisively
  • Functioning effectively and efficiently
  • Ensuring accountability for its actions
 


Professional Board

Ethical matters, Scope of profession and Policy matters E-mail: ODOboard@hpcsa.co.za


Medical and Dental (and medical science)

 

Announcements

info coming soon



Professional Board

Policy, Ethical, Strategic scope and Board Matters
 
Overseeing of all Board and Committee structures - (Agendas, minutes and reports)
 

 
Ms Adelle Taljaard
Deputy Company Secretariat
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9349
Email: adellet@hpcsa.co.za
Board Secretarial functions

Administritive support functions
Ms Ncumisa Maphasa 
Secretary
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9327
Email: ncumisam@hpcsa.co.za
 
Psychometry - Tests, Policy and Assessments
 
Verification and approval of Board Examination applications
Ms Portia Khati
Committee Coordinator
Tel/Fax: 012 338 3925
General enquiries relating to the Board
 
Provision of administrative support to the Professional Board
Ms Zandile Bapela
Administrator
Tel/Fax: 012 338 9409
E-mail: zandileb@hpcsa.co.za
 
Quality Assurance functions

Approval of tailored internship programmes 

Non- compliant applications and exceeded- timeframes

Updating of databases
Ms Hilda Baloyi
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9362
Email: hildab@hpcsa.co.za
 
Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Evaluation and accreditation of educational and intern facilities

Applications by foreign qualified professionals

Updating of databases
Ms Liliosa Manjoro
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 3955
Email: liliosam@hpcsa.co.za
 
Logistical arrangements for Board examinations after the applications have been approved Ms Thembisile Nkosi
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9350
E-mail: psychexams@hpcsa.co.za 


Medical and Dental (and medical science)

 
Board Members
Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, must appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum, and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 
 
Chairperson
Prof JLA Rantloane 
Vice Chairperson
Dr LN Makwakwa
Board Members
Prof RF Chauke 
Dr LP Chirwa
Dr VH Davids 
Ms LE Dikweni 
Dr NSK Dlamini
Prof JJ Fagan
Dr TK Gopane
Dr U Govind
Ms A Jansen van Rensburg
Mr M Kekana
Dr ME Kenoshi
Dr TT Khanyile
Prof M Kruger
Dr KNL Linda-Mafanya
Dr MN Mabasa
Prof MS Mabenge
Dr MR Makua
Dr MC Manitshana
Prof TJ Mariba
Prof H Mathebula
Prof AJ Mbokazi
Dr SDLA Mhlambi
Prof KP Mlisana
Dr TG Mmethi
Prof MS Nemutandani
Dr MV Netshiombo
Ms SS Nkadimeng
Prof F Paruk
Dr PT Pilane
Dr TM Pinkoane
Mr N Raheman
Dr MS Sathekge
Dr SM Seane
Prof LM Sykes
Prof M Theron
Dr N Vabaza
Prof MG Veller
Prof ZZ Zingela
Ms ZT Zondi
 
 


Professional Board

Ethical enquiries, Scope of practice and Policy matters
General enquiries 
Email: RCTBoard@hpcsa.co.za
Evaluation and accreditation of educational and clinical training facilities

Applications by foreign qualified professionals Board examinations
Electro Encephalographic Examinations (EEG)           
Email: RCTexams@hpcsa.co.za


Professional Board

Professional Board for Speech, Language and Hearing Professions 
 
Scope of practice and Policy matters
 
Education and Training, Evaluations of Education Institutions and SGB, 
Foreign Qualified Applications, Examinations 
 
General enquiries

Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3964/3906/3904/3992/9497
E-mail: SLHboard@hpcsa.co.za
 

CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  


Whistle Blowing

Report Fraud and Corruption behavior at HPCSA
 
 
The HPCSA has a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud and other acts of dishonesty. Our commitment to combating all forms of fraud remains steadfast and to this end we remain proactive in the fight against fraud, corruption and other white-collar crime. Council is committed to an exemplary standard of business ethics and transparency.

If you suspect fraudulent acts, corruption or irregularities by any of our employees or suppliers, report it to our Fraud and Corruption Hotline. 

Your Reports will be followed up and investigated accordingly. Anyone who discovers or suspects fraudulent acts or irregularities must report such immediately.
 
You may disclose your name or remain anonymous by using the following reporting channels:
 
FreeCall 0801 122 565
FreeFax 0800 00 77 88
Email hpcsa@tip-offs.com
FreePost KZN 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320


Medical and Dental (and medical science)

 

Contacts

Medical & Dental Professions Board
Professional Board Mr Emmanuel Chanza
Deputy Company Secretary
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9339
E-mail MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Ms Elmarie Wood
Board Secretary
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9437
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Executive Committee (Exco)

Practice Committee (PC)
Ms Nozimbali Ntshangase
Committee Coordinator
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9313
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9331
E-mail:MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Committee for Medical Science (CMS)

Medical Registration Committee (MRC)
Ms Sabinah Munyuku
Committee Coordinator
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9329
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9331
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9371
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za

Medical Education and Training Committee (METC)

Dental Committee (Dentco)
Ms Lethabo Malatji
Committee Cordinator
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 338 9328
Tel: (+27) 12 338 9371
E-mail: MDBboard@hpcsa.co.za  

CPD E-mail: CPD@hpcsa.co.za  
Finance E-mail: Finance@hpcsa.co.za  
Registration/Restoration E-mail: Registrationgroup@hpcsa.co.za  
Practising of Profession E-mail: Professionalpractice@hpcsa.co.za  
Complaints/Professional Conduct/ Legal Enquiries E-mail: Legalmed@hpcsa.co.za  

         

 

Education and Training Department
Medical and Dental Examinations
 
 


Whistle Blowing

Report Fraud and Corruption behavior at HPCSA
 
The HPCSA has a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud and other acts of dishonesty. Our commitment to combating all forms of fraud remains steadfast and to this end we remain proactive in the fight against fraud, corruption and other white-collar crime. Council is committed to an exemplary standard of business ethics and transparency.

If you suspect fraudulent acts, corruption or irregularities by any of our employees or suppliers, report it to our Fraud and Corruption Hotline. 

Your Reports will be followed up and investigated accordingly. Anyone who discovers or suspects fraudulent acts or irregularities must report such immediately.
 
You may disclose your name or remain anonymous by using the following reporting channels:
 
FreeCall 0801 122 565
FreeFax 0800 00 77 88
Email hpcsa@tip-offs.com
FreePost KZN 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320


Medical and Dental (and medical science)

Newsletter

info coming soon...



Medical and Dental (and medical science)

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Ethical rules View document
Criteria for the recognition of Specialist Training Time View document
Requirements for the registration of Specialists in South Africa View document
Guidelines on the minimum conditions of service and training of Registrars and Sub-specialist Trainees in South Africa View document
Trainer - Trainee ratios for specialist training View document
Individuals doing health research but who do not work within the scope of Medical Scientists or other Health Professions do not need to register with the HPCSA. View document
Guidelines for Registration of Foreign Qualified Dental Practitioners and Dental Specialists (Form 176 - DP) View Document
Guidelines for Registration of Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners and Medical Specialists (Form 176 - MP) View document


Medical and Dental (and medical science)

Rules and Regulations 
Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed amendments to regulations relating to the specialities and subspecialties in medicine and dentistry - GN R341 / GG 34205 / 20110415 View document
Proposed amendment to the rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications - BN 167 / GG 34704 / 20111028 View document
Proposed amendments to the rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications - BN 37 / GG 35139 / 20120316 View document
Proposed amendments to the rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qaulifications - BN 163 / GG 36707 / 20130802 View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the inspection of the evaluation and the teaching of medical and dental students in the republic of South Africa – GN R2270/76   View document
Regulations relating to the registration and training of interns in medicine – GN R57/2004   View document
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered health assistants may practise their profession – GN R2350/76   View document
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered anaesthetist's assistants may practise their profession – GN R2362/76   View document
Regulations relating to student interns – GG13754/92   View document
Regulations relating to the dispensing of medicines by medical practitioners and dentists – GN R1730/85   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons as general practitioners and family physicians in medicine – GN R1200/2000   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons as general practitioners in dentistry – GN R1201/2000   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons who qualified outside South Africa as interns, medical practitioners or dentists – GN R1203/2000   View document
Regulations relating to the specialities and sub-specialities in medicine and dentistry – GN R590/2001   View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the medical and dental professional board – GN R1252/2008   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of medical practitioners and dentists restricted to non-clinical practice, 2003 – GN 357/2004   View document
Regulations defining the scope of practise of clinical associates – GN R1390/2016   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of students, undergraduate curricula and professional examinations in dentistry – GN R140/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of students, undergraduate curricula and professional examinations in medicine – GN R139/2009   View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of medicine – GN R237/2009   View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dentistry – GN R238/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of medical scientists, 2009 - GN R581/2009   View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of medical science, 2009 - GN R579/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of interns in medical science, 2009 - GN R578/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of students in medical science, 2009 - GN R580/2009   View document
Regulations relating to establishment of Professional Boards - GG 25281/2003   View document
Regulations relating to suspension of Practitioners - GG 23998/2002   View document
Regualtions relating to the registration of Health Practitioners restricted to non-clinical practice - GG 30806/2008   View document
Regulations relating to the nominations and appointments of members of a Professional Board - GG 31633/2008   View document
Regulations relating to exemption of juristic persons from the operation of certain provisions of the Act - GG 15627/1994   View document
Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of Professional Boards - GG 20371/1999   View document
Regulations relating to fines which may be imposed by a committee of inquiry against practitioners found guilty of improper or digraceful conduct under the Health Professions Act, 1974 - GG 33385/2010   View document
Regulations relating to the returns and information to be furnished by registerd persons - GG 13444/1991   View document
Regulations relating to perfomance of community service led by persons registering in of the Health Professions Act, 1974 - GG 34494/2011   View document
Regulations relating to impairment of students and practitioners - GG 22351/2001   View document
Regulations relating to the conduct of inuiries into alleged unprofessional conduct under the Health Professions Act, 1974 - GG 31859/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed for registration - GG 31859/2009   View document
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered Medical Physicists may practise their profession   View document
Regulations relating to the registration of certain categories of Medical Scientists GG 17721/1997   View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of Medical Scientists GG 32244/2009   View document



Rules
Rule 21 of the generic ethical and professional rules of the HPCSA as promulgated in government gazette R717/2006 View document
Rules for the registration of health assistants – GN R2349/76 View document
Rules for the registration of anaesthetist's assistants – Gen N 904/83 View document
Rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications – BN 35/99 View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training in medicine and dentistry – BN 11/2002 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document
Rules Relating to the conduct of the business and the procedure meetings of the Council View document
Ethical rules of conduct for practitioners registerd under the Health Professional Act - GG 36183/2013 View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training for registerd Health Practitioners - GG 30253/2007 View document
Rules relating to the registration of Medical Practitioners and dentists of additional qualification View document
Rules relating to the registration of students in the Supplementary Health Service Professions View document
Rules relating to the registration of Medical Scientists in training View document
Rules relating to the registration of Medical Physicists in training View document
Rules relating to the registration of Biomedical Engineers View document
Rules for the registration of Clinical Biochemists GG 11152/1997 View document
Rules for the registration of Medical Biological Scientists GG 18394/1997 View document
Rules for the regulation of Genetic Councellors GG 18394/1997 View document
Rules relating to the payment of annual fees View document


Medical Technology

Overview
Medical Laboratory Professionals are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering and providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention (maintenance of health).
Medical Laboratory Professionals use biomedical instrumentation and technology, computers and methods requiring manual dexterity to perform laboratory testing on blood, tissues, and body fluids.
The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board for Medical Technology:
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Student Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Medical Technologists
  • Intern Medical Technologists
  • Student Medical Technologists
  • Medical Technicians
  • Student Medical Technicians
  • Supplementary Medical Technicians
  • Laboratory Assistants
  • Student Laboratory Assistants
  • Supplementary Laboratory Assistants

Vision
Quality and ethical medical technology services for all.
 

Mission
The Professional Board for Medical Technology’s mission is to develop, strengthen, implement, monitor, and evaluate quality standards in education, training, and practice environments by:
  • Implement academic articulation route for developing career progression.
  • Ensure compliance to requirements for registration, licensure, CPD, ethical rules and scope of the profession.
  • Embrace technological progressions.
  • Promote development of specialization discipline categories in the profession.
  • Promote post graduate education.
  • Proactively aligning to the needs of the country through effective stakeholder engagement.  


Medical Technology

Announcements

 
RE: APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF TRAINING LABORATORY
The Professional Board for Medical Technology wishes to advise all the training laboratories that are due for re-accreditation or have been accredited to please submit applications for approval if it is their wish to continue to be a training laboratory.
Kindly fill in the form and submit to LesegoN@hpcsa.co.za  
All compliant applications for accreditation/re-accreditation will be considered by the Board for the appointment of evaluators.
Form 108


Medical Technology

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board.

Board Members
Chairperson Mr M Louw
Vice-Chairperson Mr H Nthunya
Board Members Mr C Pieters
Ms A Vuma
Ms J Mthombeni
Ms M Baruth
Ms N Ramokoka
Ms V.M Gabashane 


Medical Technology

Contacts

Professional Board for Medical Technology
General enquiries  Email: MTBboard@hpcsa.co.za
Examinations Email: MTBexams@hpcsa.co.za
Evaluations  Email: MTBevaluations@hpcsa.co.za


Medical Technology

Newsletter

MTB News 2018


In 2013 the HPCSA decided that all practitioners will be required to have a license to practise their professions. The primary purpose of such a decision was to ensure that all practitioners, under the jurisdiction of the HPCSA, maintain and improve their professional knowledge, skills and performance for improved patient outcomes and health systems. In keeping with the HPCSA’s mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions, the CPD committee of the HPCSA has critically reflected on the current programme in light of research and international trends in CPD >>> read more
 
MTB News 2017
In the 2017/18 financial year, we operated two renewal processes – the online portal and the traditional faceto-face renewal – we intend to discontinue the face-toface model where practitioners come to our offices or we go out to specific sites for practitioners to renew or make payment. For this renewal period, practitioners could choose to have the “purple” paper practicing card or the electronic version of the card on a phone or desktop, or have both the paper and the electronic formats >>> read more  


MTB News 2016
The HPCSA has the power to institute disciplinary proceedings regarding any complaint, charge or allegation of unprofessional conduct - this includes  allowing persons who are not registered and within scope of profession and practice to carry out professional procedures unlawfully. All individuals who practice any of the healthcare professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No 56 of 1974 to register with Council >>> read more
 
 
MTB News 2015
To maintain, enhance and monitor standards of education and training, the guidelines for the evaluation of clinical facilities were revised. To build and expand capacity for the evaluation of laboratories, training sessions were co-ordinated and implemented in the diff erent regions >>> 2014/2015 


Medical Technology

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Ethical rules (Generic) View document
Guidelines for Evaluators for evaluation of laboratories Form 108GE View document
Guidelines for registration of Foreign Qualified Medical Technologists/Science Graduates Form 176MT View document
Form 160 MT Guidelines View document


Medical Technology

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the Profession View document

 

Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed regulations relating to the registration of medical technicians in the category virology – GN R389 / GG 35352 / 20120515 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the registration of medical technicians in the category immunology – GN R 390 / GG 35353 / 20120515 View document

 

Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration of medical technicians in the category mortuary technique – GN R995/2003 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for medical technology – GN R1245/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of medical technicians in phlebotomy – GN 361/2004 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of medical technology – GN R376/2005 View document
Regulations relating to qualifications for registration of laboratory assistants – GN R327/2007 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of intern medical technologists – GN R278/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by medical technologists of additional qualifications – BN 104/2010 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of medical technicians in the category tuberculosis (bacterium) – GN R399/2012 View document
Regulations for Medical Laboratory Scientist View document



Rules
Rules relating to the registration of student medical technicians – BN 38/96 View document
Rules for the registration of medical technologists – BN 51/96 View document
Rules relating to continuing professional development in medical technology – BN 34/2002 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document


Overview

 
The profession of Medical Orthotics includes the design and/or production of appliances intended to restore function or compensate limitations in the muscula-skeletal system. The profession of Medical Prosthetics includes the design and/or production of appliances intended to replace in whole or in part, amputated or deformed limbs, to restore or improve function.
 
The profession of Arts Therapy refer to the therapeutic use of the mediums of drama, movement, art and music to facilitate change in the individual and in their ability to relate to others within multi-cultural and diverse social contexts. The aim of the arts therapies is the intentional and systemic use of the arts to achieve the theroputic goal of symptom relief, emotional, cognitive and physical integration and personal growth.
 
The profession of Occupational Therapy refers to the  use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client's goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.



The following professions are registered under our auspices:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Supplementary Occupational Therapist (No new intake accepted)
  • Occupational Therapy Technicians
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants (No new intake accepted)
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Supplementary Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics (No new intake accepted)
  • Orthopaedic Footwear Technicians
  • Orthopaedic Technical Assistants
  • Assistant Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics & Leatherworks
  • Arts Therapist: Drama, Music, Art & Movement


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

 

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Ms M S van Niekerk
Board members Ms J C McAdam
Ms M Schmidt
Ms C Dampies
Ms T Gordon-Roberts
Prof L van Niekerk
Ms M Munsamy
Ms A Malan


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

 

Contacts

Professional Board for Occupational Therapy & Medical Orthotics/ Prosthetics
Ethical matters, Scope of profession,  Policy development, review and implementation 
Strategic initiatives, Budgeting, Communication
Mrs Adelle Taljaard
Deputy Company Secretariat
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 9349 
E-mail: AdelleT@hpcsa.co.za
Application for restoration
Education and Training
Registration of Foreign qualified practitioners
Accreditation and evaluation
Internships in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
SGB and ETQA (standard generating and quality assurance)
Ms Seetha Reddy
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: (+27) 12 338 3920
E-mail: seethar@hpcsa.co.za
 


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

 

Newsletter

OCP NEWS 2018


The ethical practice of the Health Professions Council of SA requires consistent and ongoing commitment to lifelong learning by all healthcare practitioners, through the process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD assists healthcare professionals to update and develop their knowledge, skill and ethical attitudes that underpin competent practice. A healthcare practitioner is required to engage and accumulate CEU’s per twelvemonth period of which a specific number of the CEUs should be for ethics, human rights and medical law. All CEUs are valid for 24 months from the date which the activity took place/ended >>>> read more


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

 

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.
 

Guidelines 
Minimum standards for the training of Arts Therapists      View document
Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists View document
Qualification  for registration with SAQA (OT) View document
Minimum Standards for Diploma in Medical Orthotics Prosthetics View document
Formal Assessment Instruments used in Occupational Therapy View document

View document

 

Please click here for Ethical Guidelines.


Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

 

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the Profession View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration by medical orthotists and prosthetists of additional qualifications – GN R1847/77 (Repealed by BN 111 / GG 31535 / 20081031) View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of medical orthotics and prosthetics – GN R1850/77 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by occupational therapists of additional qualifications – GN R585/83 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of orthopaedic footwear technician – GN R2263/87 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of occupational therapy – GN R2145/92 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for occupational therapy and medical orthotics/prosthetics – GN R1251/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of arts therapists and registration of persons qualified outside the republic – GN 1449/2003 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of intern medical orthotists and prosthetists – GN R343/2010 View document



Rules
Rules for the registration of occupational therapists – GN R2288/76 View document
Rules for the registration of orthopaedic footwear technician – Gen N 267/81 View document
Rules for the registration of occupational therapy technicians – Gen N 533/84 View document
Rules for the registration of single-medium therapists in occupational THERAPY – Gen N 535/84 (Repealed by BN 61 / GG 31220 / 20080711 and substituted by GN R1449 / GG 25554 / 20031010) View document
Repeal notice : rules for the registration of single-medium therapists in occupational therapy – BN 61 / GG 31220 / 2008071 View document
Rules for the registration of medical orthotists and prosthetists – GN R58/89 View document
Rules for the registration of orthopaedic technical assistants – BN 135/93 View document
Rules for the registration of occupational therapy assistants – BN 44/94 View document
Rules relating to continuing professional development in occupational therapy and medical orthotics/prosthetics – BN 35/2002 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document
Regulations for the registration by medical orthotists and prosthetists of additional qualifications – BN 111/2008 View document


Overview

 

Optometry is an autonomous, regulated (licensed/registered) healthcare profession and Optometrists are the primary providers of vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. 

We are constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians, Regulation No. R. 1250 of 28 November 2008. The current Board will be in office until September 2020. 

The following professions are registered under our auspices, namely:

  • Dispensing Opticians
  • Student Dispensing Opticians
  • Supplementary Optical Dispensers
  • Student Supplementary Optical Dispensers
  • Supplementary Optometrists
  • Optometrists
  • Student Optometrists
  • Orthoptists


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Announcements

WITHDRAWAL:Nominations for Co-option of members to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians

The Board hereby wish to withdraw Notice given in terms of the provisions of the Regulations relating to the Nominations and Appointment of Members of a Professional Board as published in Government Notice R1257 in Government Gazette 31633 of 28 November 2008 ("the nomination and appointment regulations"), calling upon all persons who meet the minimum requirements as stipulated in the previous advertisement to submit nominations for co-option of member/s to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians. >>> read more

 

Spe Infringement on "Hearing Assessment" and "Fitting of Hearing Aids Performed by other Practitioners and/or "Frontline" Staff in Optometry/Dispensing Opticianry Practice

Following numerous queries and complaints received by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (“the Professional Board”) regarding the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the Speech, Language and Hearing Professions by practitioners registered within the profession of Optometry and Dispensing Opticians who are not qualified and competent to perform such clinical acts. The Professional Boards for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians and Speech, Language and Hearing Professions saw it fit to remind, inform and educate practitioners and the members of public that >>> read more
 
 


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Mr M R Kobe
Vice -Chairperson Ms P von Poser
Board Members Ms F Segooa 
Dr N Kriel
Mr R Dooka
Ms S A Singh
Mr N Naicker
Ms A S Pinto-Prins
Ms C L Botha
Ms Y Naidoo
Mr F Nxumalo
Mr C Mohalaba
Dr T Sifunda


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Contacts

Ethical matters, Scope of profession and Policy matters E-mail: ODOboard@hpcsa.co.za


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Newsletter

OPTISIGHT NEWS 2017
The Board is currently reviewing its Regulations/Rules and guidelines to clarify online sales of contact lenses and is also currently engaging the Medicines Control Council (MCC) on this matter >>> Read more
 

OPTISIGHT NEWS 2016
Opticians were given the opportunity by the Board to highlight their concerns regarding legislation and other issues which they believe have impacted negatively in the profession >>> read more


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Guidelines for registration of foreign qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians View document

 

Mobile Practice Guidelines
Mobile Practice guidelines View document
Approved applications for license to operate Mobile Practice View document
Guidelines for Supervised Practise
Guidelines View document


Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

 

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the Profession View document
Ethical Rules of Conduct View document



Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed amendments to the regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry - GN R804 / GG 33546 / 20100915 View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered orthoptists may practice their profession – GN R2364/76 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of optometry students – GN R1845/77 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dispensing opticians – GN R1100/84 (Repealed by GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405) View document
Regulations relating to the registration by optometrists of additional qualifications – GN R1103/84 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry – GN R228/2001 - (Repealed by GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405) View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for optometry and dispensing opticians – GN R1250/2008 View document
Regulations relating to names that may not be used in relation to the profession of optometry – GN 1212/2004 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry and dispensing opticians – GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405 View document



Rules
Rules for the registration of orthoptists – GN R2363/76 View document
Rules relating to the registration of optometrists – BN 108/96 View document
Rules for the registration of dispensing optician – BN 5/98 View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training in optometry and dispensing opticians – BN 49/2002 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document


Overview

 

A Physiotherapist assesses, treats and manages a wide variety of injuries including ailments from the fields of orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory and thoracic, cardio-vascular, obstetrics, sports medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care units and general rehabilitation. Other medical fields and community care also falls within the scope of physiotherapy. 

Podiatry is a specialist field that focuses on improving the overall health and well-being of patients in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the foot and lower-limb. Podiatrists provide pain relief from foot deformities, injuries and wounds through palliative means, minor surgery or through the prescription of foot orthoses to re-align foot or leg imbalances. Podiatrists are important team players in the preventative care and management of patients with systemic conditions such as Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Podiatrists often recognise systemic medical conditions in patients where manifestation of the condition first occurs in the foot.

A Biokineticist treats people with a variety of sport and orthopaedic injuries through the modality of exercise theraphy which is based on scientific evidence and personalised exercise prescription. They use exercise rehabilitation for people with chronic disease, sport injuries and diseases of lifestyle. Health promotion and the maintenance of physical abilities as well as specialised physical activity programme prescriptions are within the scope of Biokinetic practice. 

We were constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Biokinetics, Regulation No. R. 1246 of 28 November 2008. The current Board will hold office until September 2020. 

The following groups are registered under our auspices:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Student Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy Technician
  • Physiotherapy Assistants (No new intake accepted)
  • Student Physiotherapy Assistants
  • Remedial Gymnasts (No new intake accepted)
  • Supplementary Biokineticists (No new intake accepted)
  • Supplementary Podiatrists (No new intake accepeted)
  • Supplementary Physiotherapists (No new intake accepted)
  • Masseurs (No new intake accepted)
  • Podiatrists
  • Biokineticists
  • Biokineticists Intern
  • Student Biokineticists
  • Student Podiatrists


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

East London Roadshow  
As part of the strategic initiatives of the the Professional Board, a need to annually communicate with practitioners in geographical areas and provinces where exposure to the activities of the Professional Board and HPCSA appears to be limited was expressed. It was then resolved that annual Practitioner Roadshows be organised in different province annually to reach out to all Practitioners.
The Professional Board invites all Practitioners to the East London Roadshow:
Date 03 October 2018
Time 09:00 - 15:30
Venue
Southern Sun Hemingways and Casino
Cnr Western Ave & Two River Drive
East London
5200
RSVP
Click here  to register Online
Enquiries
ModernR@hpcsa.co.za
012 338 3996
 


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Ms N D Dantile
Board Members Dr S S Maharaj
Dr D Mathye
Ms L E Jacobs
Dr M Unger
Ms E Dayaram
Ms N Duma
Mr W Moyo
Mr S Ntuli
Mr W Baatjies
Mr S Simelane
Mr J Loyd
Dr J Grace
Mrs L Jacobs
Mr T Muluvhu 


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 

Contacts

Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics 
Ethical matters, Scope of Profession, Policy Development, Review & Implementation Strategic Initiatives, Budgeting, Communication E-mail: PPBboard@hpcsa.co.za
 


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 

Newsletter

PPB NEWSLETTER 2017
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.
» September 2014
» May 2013



Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Click here to obtain information with regards to conduct and ethics

 
 
 
Guidelines
Guidelines for student staff ratio and quaality assurance in student training   View document


Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

 
Rules & Regulations
The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the profession of Podiatry View document
Scope of the profession of Physiotherapy View document
Scope of the profession of Biokinetics View document



Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration by podiatrists of additional qualifications – GN R2295/76 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of physiotherapy – GN R2301/76 View document
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered masseurs may practise their profession – GN R2356/76 View document
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered remedial gymnasts may practise their profession – GN R2368/76 View document
Regulations relating to the use of names which may not be used – GN R2704/81 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of podiatry – GN R361/82 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by physiotherapists of additional qualifications – GN R1127/91 (Replaced by BN 72/2007 and repealed by BN 77 / GG 31327 / 20080811) View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of biokinetics – GN R1746/94 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of biokineticists - GN R398/2012 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for physiotherapy, podiatry and biokinetics – GN R1246/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of physiotherapy technicians – GN R724/2006 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of intern biokineticists – GN R1136/2009 View document



Rules
Rules for the registration of masseurs – GN R2355/76 View document
Rules for the registration of remedial gymnasts – GN R2367/76 View document
Rules for the registration of physiotherapists – GN R815/79 View document
Rules for the registration of physiotherapy assistants – Gen N 536/84 View document
Rules relating to the registration of biokineticians in training – BN 40/94 View document
Rules for the registration of podiatrists - BN 87/96 View document
Rules relating to the registration by physiotherapists of additional qualifications – BN 72/2007 View document
Rules relating to the registration by biokineticists of additional qualifications - BN 141/2010 View document


Overview

We are constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Psychology, Regulation No. R1249 dated 28 November 2008

The following professions are registered under our auspices:

  • Psychologists
  • Intern Psychologists
  • Student Psychologists
  • Registered Counsellors
  • Psychometrists
  • Student Psychometrists
  • Psychotechnicians
  • Student Registered Counsellors

There are five categories of registration in psychology, i.e. Clinical, Counselling, Educational, Industrial and Research Psychology.



Psychology

Announcements

Commencement of Community Service
WRITING OF NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATION PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TO BE EFFECTIVE ON 1 JANUARY 2020
Kindly be advised that the Professional Board for Psychology at its recent meeting resolved that in future, Intern Clinical Psychologists will be required to write and successfully pass the National Board Examination prior to commencement with Community Service >>>> read more
 
 
 

Regulations Defining the Scope of Practice for Psychology
Report of the Working Group on Promulgation of Regulations Click here
Update on the review of the Regulations relating to the Scope of the Profession of Psychology
Click here
 
 
 
National Survey of all registered Psychology Practitioners
This national survey was commissioned by a Task Team of the Psychology Board and conducted by Quantify Research (Pty) Ltd, as independent service provider. Data was collected by means of an online survey,  sent to all registered psychology practitioners on the HPCSA database Read more


Board Members

 

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background

In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board.

Board Members
Chairperson Prof B J Pillay
Vice-Chairperson Dr T Moloi
Board members Prof T-AB Mashego 
Dr MB Ngcobo-Sithole 
Prof CM Langa 
Prof C Young 
Prof L van Vuuren 
Mr JO August 
Mr L Manganye 
Mr OSB Phakathi 
Dr EM Mojapelo-Batka 
Ms DB Gumbi 
Mr MR Phala 
Rev SP Mfeka 
Ms T O'Connell 
Prof T Guse 
Ms L Dikweni     
Prof J Pillay


Psychology

Contacts

Policy, Ethical, Strategic scope and Board Matters
 
Overseeing of all Board and Committee structures - (Agendas, minutes and reports)
 

 
Ms Adelle Taljaard
Deputy Company Secretariat
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9349
Email: adellet@hpcsa.co.za
Board Secretarial functions

Administritive support functions
Ms Ncumisa Maphasa 
Secretary
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9327
Email: ncumisam@hpcsa.co.za
 
Psychometry - Tests, Policy and Assessments
 
Verification and approval of Board Examination applications
Ms Portia Khati
Committee Coordinator
Tel/Fax: 012 338 3925
General enquiries relating to the Board
 
Provision of administrative support to the Professional Board
Ms Zandile Bapela
Administrator
Tel/Fax: 012 338 9409
E-mail: zandileb@hpcsa.co.za
 
Quality Assurance functions

Approval of tailored internship programmes 

Non- compliant applications and exceeded- timeframes

Updating of databases
Ms Hilda Baloyi
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9362
Email: hildab@hpcsa.co.za
 
Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Evaluation and accreditation of educational and intern facilities

Applications by foreign qualified professionals

Updating of databases
Ms Liliosa Manjoro
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 3955
Email: liliosam@hpcsa.co.za
 
Logistical arrangements for Board examinations after the applications have been approved Ms Thembisile Nkosi
Committee Coordinator
Tel/ Fax: 012 338 9350
E-mail: psychexams@hpcsa.co.za 


Psychology

Newsletter


Mental Health Awareness Day



The Professional Board for Psychology is concerned that
there is lack of public awareness of mental health and the
continuing widespread stigma against those who suffer
from mental illness. As a result, the Board’s commemorative
activities will include an awareness campaign to the South
African public, educating them on mental health issues and
promoting understanding, empathy and respect for people
facing mental health issues >>> read more



Psychology News - 2018



The Professional Board for Psychology is
currently in the process of finalising the review
of the Scope of the Profession for Psychology. We
are also actively working on revising the policies
and Rules of Conduct for the profession through
an Ethics Task Team which was mandated by the
Professional Board for Psychology to >>> read more


Psychology

Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Ethical rules (Annexure 12) View document
Undesirable business practices (Form 286) View document
Criteria for registration as a professional research psychologist for persons who haven't completed an internship (Form 227) View document
Policy on classification of psychometric measuring devices(Form 208) View document
Training and exam guidelines for Psychometrist (Form 94) View document
Framework for education, training and registration for Registered Counsellor (Form 258) View document
Policy regarding Intern Psychologists (Form 160) View document
Guidelines and application for foreign qualified (Form 91) View document
List of classified tests (Board Notice 155 OF 2017) View Document 
Scope of practise guidelines for Education Psychologists View document


TEST CLASSIFICATION

TEST CLASSIFICATION PROCESS 
  
Procedure to be followed when developing a new measure or adapting an existing measure 
  
It is recognised that while tests are being developed, or adapted for use in South Africa, a wide range of standardisation and psychometric data need to be collected.  In such instances, testers will find themselves in the position of using a test that has not yet been classified.  Consequently, the onus is on the test developer to: 
 

  1. notify the Psychometrics Committee regarding:
      
                  i.        the proposed name and purpose of  the test, 
                  ii.       the time period during which it is envisaged that the standardisation and psychometric data will be collected, 
                  iii.       when the test will probably be submitted for classification purposes; and 
      
    b.       notify testers who will use the test for the purposes of collecting standardisation and psychometric data regarding: 
      
    i.            the fact that the test should be viewed as being in its development phase and that the reliability and validity of the data obtained from it cannot yet be guaranteed, 
    ii.            the time period during which it is envisaged that the standardisation and psychometric data will be collected, and 
    iii.           when the test will probably be submitted for classification purposes to the Psychometrics Committee.

  
c.         On receiving such notification, the Psychometrics Committee will: 
  
i.            record the name of the test in the Committee's annual publication,  List of Tests Classified as being Psychological Tests, under a separate heading: "Tests Currently being  Developed/Adapted"; and 
  
ii.            take note of the time period during which the test should remain listed as being in the "Development Phase" and when it is anticipated that it will be submitted for classification purposes. 
  
  
Should the test not be submitted for classification purposes within a reasonable period of time, the Psychometrics Committee reserves the right to remove it from the List of Tests Classified as being Psychological Tests, pending the test developer not being able to convince the Committee that the test is still either in the development phase or will shortly be submitted for classification purposes. 
  
Information Required when submitting a Measure for Classification 
  
Before a test can be classified, information needs to be obtained regarding: 
  
a.           the name of the test, name(s) of the test developer(s) and distributors, date when the test was  published;

b.           the content domain(s) tapped by the test.  This provides information on whether or not the test measures a psychological construct;

c.           its psychometric properties and the nature of the norm group(s), where appropriate;

d.           the context in which the test is used (e.g., assessment/ screening of normal/dysfunctional behaviour);

e.           whether it is administered in a group context or individually;

f.            the nature of administration - standardised, dynamic or interactive, computerised;

g.           the nature of the scoring - objective, non-objective, computerised;

h.           the nature of the test interpretation - straightforward (cut-points), computer-generated, minor decision-making required, high level decision-making and psychological expertise required;

i.             the complexity of feedback and reporting - structured, semi-structured, requires high-level integrative skills and expertise. 
  
Using the above information, a classification can be made regarding whether or not it is a psychological test. 
  
  
Process followed when Classifying a Measure 
  
a.           The process followed by the Psychometrics Committee when classifying and evaluating a test is as follows: 
 
i.            Test developers/distributors submit 2 copies of all the test materials and manuals to the Psychometrics Committee together with their proposed classification and an evaluation fee of R12,000 for new submission or R6000.00 for resubmission per test. 
  
ii.            Independent reviewers review the test and submit a report to the Psychometrics Committee regarding their evaluation and classification of the test.  It is not the policy of the Psychometrics Committee to appoint test developers as reviewers.  In fact, should any of the expert reviewers at any time feel that for whatever reason they are unable to objectively and impartially review a test, it is their duty to inform the Psychometrics Committee of this and to recuse themselves from the matter if needs be. 
 
  1. The test developers are informed of the findings of the independent reviewers and are given the opportunity to respond to this information and to attend to some of the psychometric deficiencies pointed out if they so desire. 
  2. The test developers are requested to send their test material for language editing and a certificate from the langauge editors be sent together with the test.

      
    iv.          The Psychometrics Committee reaches an informed decision regarding the classification of the test. 
      
    b.           During the review process, tests are not only classified by the Psychometrics Committee, but are also evaluated by them.  To this end, psychological tests need to adhere to the following minimum standards
      
    i.          The construct(s) tapped by the test should be clearly delineated and evidence should be provided to indicate that the test meets its intended purpose. 
     
    ii.          There should be a test manual which details how to administer, score and interpret it, as well as providing the necessary technical information (see points iii to viii). 
     
    iii.         Its psychometric properties should be acceptable.  In this regard it should be noted that the validity and reliability of a test are inter-linked.  Despite empirical evidence in support of its validity, a test cannot be considered to be valid unless it is also reliable.  Furthermore, the reliability and certain aspects of a test's validity need to be established for each group and purpose for which it is intended to be used. 
     
    iv.        The process of developing the test should be documented. 
     
    v.         If parallel language versions exist, their equivalence needs to be established and the linguistic proficiency required by the test-takers should be stated. 
     
    vi.        An indication as to whether the item content is culturally-reduced or culture specific in nature should be provided. 
     
    vii.        Empirical evidence should be provided concerning the appropriateness of the tests for groups of different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic or linguistic backgrounds who are likely to be tested. 
     
    viii.       The population(s) represented by any normative or comparison group(s), the dates the data were gathered, and the process used to select the normative sample, should be indicated in the manual. 
      
    c.           Having classified and evaluated a test, the Psychometrics Committee issues a certificate which contains the following information: 
      
    i.            Name of test 
    ii.            Classification 
    iii.           Date on which classification decision was made 
    iv           Points to be noted 
      
    It is mandatory for test developers to include the certificate on the first page of the test manual.  By insisting that the certificate be included in the manual, it is hoped that test developers and testers will take personal responsibility for not developing or using tests that are not psychometrically sound.


Forms to download

  1. List of Classified Tests View Document 
  2. Form 208
  3. Form A Test development adaptation proposal form
  4. Form B Progress report
  5. Form C form for the evaluation and classification of a psychological test
  6. Test Review application form
  7. Report on the Stakeholder Engagement of Psychometrics Committee


Overview

 

Radiography is the science of X-rays and other high-energy radiation in the practice of medicine. 

 
Clinical Technology is a profession concerned with the entire human body and the functioning of its organs. Clinical Technology uses specialized procedures and sophisticated apparatus to diagnose and help with corrective treatment for patients. 


The Board was established in February 2004 and the current Professional Board will hold office until June 2020. 
 

Vision

To be an effective regulator of the radiography and clinical technology professions
 

Mission

The Radiography and Clinical Technology Board strives to:
  • Set and monitor compliance to quality norms, standards and guidelines
  • Promote ethical practice and protection of the public
  • Proactively engage and collaborate with all stakeholders (internal & external)
  • Timeously respond to the needs of stakeholders
  • Function in an effective and efficient manner


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 

Announcements

 
RCT OPEN DAY INVITATION

One of the strategic objectives identified by the Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology is to improve communication with stakeholders and enhance visibility and transparency of the Board.

Practitioners are invited to the RCT Open Day 2018:
 
Theme: “The Machines are Here”
Date: 10 November 2018
Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake, Free State
Time: 08:00 – 13:30
 
Please  click here to confirm your attendance.
 
For enquires e-mail:  RCTBoard@hpcsa.co.za


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 

Board Members

Board members are responsible for the establishment of committees and the appointment of chairpersons of committees. 

Background
In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 

The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board. 

Board Members
Chairperson Mr A Speelman
Vice-Chairperson Mr S Mdletshe
Board Members
Ms G Bogoshi
Mr R Englelbrecht
Dr BV Shongwe
Dr E Vermaak


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 

Contacts

Ethical enquiries, Scope of practice and Policy matters
General enquiries 
Email: RCTBoard@hpcsa.co.za
Evaluation and accreditation of educational and clinical training facilities

Applications by foreign qualified professionals Board examinations
Electro Encephalographic Examinations (EEG)           
Email: RCTexams@hpcsa.co.za


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 

Newsletter

RCT NEWS 2019


The Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (RCT) has established a Task Team on Tariffs
which began its work in February 2018. The purpose of the Task Team on Tariffs is to determine tariffs that
would be fair, affordable and acceptable to Radiographers, Clinical Technologists, the public at large, and other
key stakeholders in the healthcare sector such as radiologists, medical aid schemes and administrators, health
care funders and healthcare insurance companies >>> read more


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 
Policies
 
Policy on restoration of practitioners View document
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Radiography & Clinical Technology

 
Rules & Regulations
Constitution of the Baord
Constitution of the Board View document
  View document

 

Regulations
Regulations relating to the registration by diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers of additional qualifications – GN R2323/76 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of radiography – GN R2326/76 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of supplementary diagnostic radiography – GN R2090/83 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of clinical technology – GN R721/91 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of radiation technologist – GN R843/91 – (repealed by GN R279 / GG 29748 / 20070405) View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of electro­encephalographic technician – GN R245/94 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by radiographers of additional qualifications – GN R1215/96 View document
   
Regulations relating to qualifications for registration of graduate clinical technologists – GNR 122/2007 View document
Regulations relating to qualifications for registration of radiation laboratory technologists – GN R279 / GG29748 / 20070405 View document
Regulations relating to qualifications for the registration of radiographers – GN R633/2007 View document

 

Rules
Rules for the registration of supplementary diagnostic radiographers – GN R2335/76 View document
Rules for the registration of electro-encephalographic technicians – GN R 2345/76 View document
Rules relating to the registration of student supplementary diagnostic radiographers – BN 23/87 View document
Rules for the registration of radiation technologists – BN 39/87 View document
Rules for the registration of clinical technologists – BN 77/95 View document
Rules for the registration of radiographers – BN 63/97 View document
Rules relating to the registration by clinical technologists of additional qualifications – BN 117/2001 View document
Rules relating to the registration by radiographers of additional qualifications – BN 149/2001 (repealed by BN 113 / GG 31535 / 20081031) View document
Rules relating to continuing professional development in radiography and clinical technology – BN 36/2002 (repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document
Rules relating to the registration by radiographers of additional qualifications – BN 113/2008 View document


Overview

 
A Speech/Language Therapist assists in the promotion of normal communication, as well as the identification, prevention, treatment and management of a variety of developmental or acquired speech, language and oral disorders.

An Audiologist is a health care and educational professional who deals with the prevention, identification, treatment and management of organic disorders of the auditory and balance system, auditory processing disorders and developmental or acquired speech disorders caused by hearing loss.


The following professions are registered under our auspices:

ST
Speech Therapist
STA
Speech Therapist & Audiologist
AU
Audiologist
GAK
Hearing Aid Acousticians
AM Audiometrician
SAU Supplementary Audiologist
SGAK Supplementary Hearing  Aid Acousticians
SSTA Supplementary Speech Therapy and Audiology
SGK Speech Hearing and Correctionist
SGG Community Speech and Hearing Worker
STB Speech Therapy Assistant
STB Speech and Hearing Assistant


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 

Announcements


Letter from the Board Chairperson
On behalf of the Professional Board for Speech Language and Hearing Professions, I Dr Sadna Balton, Chairperson of Professional Board takes this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the 2019 first year undergraduate students enrolled in Speech Language Therapy and Audiology programmes >>> read more
 
 
 
Scope Infringement on "Hearing Assessment" and "Fitting of Hearing Aids Performed by other Practitioners and/or "Frontline" Staff in Optometry/Dispensing Opticianry Practice
Following numerous queries and complaints received by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (“the Professional Board”) regarding the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the Speech, Language and Hearing Professions by practitioners registered within the profession of Optometry and Dispensing Opticians who are not qualified and competent to perform such clinical acts. The Professional Boards for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians and Speech, Language and Hearing Professions saw it fit to remind, inform and educate practitioners and the members of public that >>> read more


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 
Board Members
The Professional Board is constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Speech, Language and Hearing Professions, Regulation No. R. 1247 of 28 November 2008. The current Professional Board will hold office from 2020 - 2025.
 
In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year. 
 
The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board.
 
Chairperson
Prof L Ramma
Vice -Chairperson
Dr C Milton
Board Members
Ms JE Herbert
Mr K Mahlako
Mr DM Masemene
Mr SS Mashele
Dr N Moroe
Mr J Naidoo
Mr FM Ramphisa
Mr PT Ratshulumela
 
Governance Structures of the Professional Board for Speech Language and Hearing Professions:
  • Executive Committee
  • Education, Training and Registration Committee
  • Professional Practice Committee
  • Committee of Preliminary Inquiry


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 
Announcements
 
Position Statement on Treatment of Patients Using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
This document was developed by the HPCSA SLH Professional Board Working Group, on behalf of the Board, in response to concerns and queries received about Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). This document is guided by literature, international professional association position papers; including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), as well as by the Ethical Rules of Conduct for Practitioners Registered under the Health Professions Act, 1974, and the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974. Reference herein to any specific program, product, process, service, or manufacturer does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the HPCSA SLH Professional Board >>> read more
 
Treatment of Patients with Dysphagai Using Vitalstim Therapy
The Professional Board has received several concerns regarding treatment of patients with dysphagia through Vitalstim Therapy. The following are some of the concerns that Professional Board is exploring >>> read more
 
Letter from the Board Chairperson
On behalf of the Professional Board for Speech Language and Hearing Professions, I Dr Sadna Balton, Chairperson of Professional Board takes this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the 2019 first year undergraduate students enrolled in Speech Language Therapy and Audiology programmes >>> read more
 
Scope Infringement on "Hearing Assessment" and "Fitting of Hearing Aids Performed by other Practitioners and/or Frontline" Staff in Optometry/Dispensing Opticianry Practice
Following numerous queries and complaints received by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (“the Professional Board”) regarding the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the Speech, Language and Hearing Professions by practitioners registered within the profession of Optometry and Dispensing Opticians who are not qualified and competent to perform such clinical acts. The Professional Boards for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians and Speech, Language and Hearing Professions saw it fit to remind, inform and educate practitioners and the members of public that >>> read more
 
Statement Regarding Special Licensing Vestibular
There are areas of practice that were previously not included in the undergraduate education and training, while now these are being offered (for example vestibular assessment and rehabilitation) or will to be offered (for example Cochlear implant). A decision was made after consultation with members of the profession. Such a decision requires that post-graduate or additional training and education would have to be undertaken prior to practitioners being able to render a service to patients who required vestibular assessment and rehabilitation therapy >>> read more
List of practitioners who have successfully completed additional training   - click here
 


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 

Newsletter

SLH NEWSLETTER 2017
The Board wishes to advise any practitioner wishing to return to practice after a period of three years or more, that they will be required to write the Board exam and may be required to work under supervision for a designated period of time (usually six months). It is the practitioner’s responsibility to find another practitioner who is willing to take up this role. The Board wishes to advise supervising practitioners that there are certain criteria which the Board expects them to adhere to >>> Read more
 

SLH NEWSLETTER 2016
To uphold its mandate of guiding the professions and protecting the public; the 2010 - 15 Speech Language and Hearing Professional Board established task teams to develop amongst other but not limited to position statements and clinical standards in EHDI, School Screening and Ototoxicity. The task teams engaged extensively with all relevant stakeholders in developing these; and are in the final stages of completing the project >>>


Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 

Information coming soon



Speech Language and Hearing Professions

 
Rules & Regulations
Constitution & Scope of the Board
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the Profession View document

 

Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed regulations defining the scope of the profession of audiology - GN R803 / GG 34632 / 20110930 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the under-graduate curricula and professional examinations in audiology - GN R 387/ 2012 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the registratration of audiology students - GN R443/ 2014 View document
Proposed regulations relating to the undergraduate curricula and professional examinations in Speech -  Language and Therapy View document

 

Regulations
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of speech-language therapy - GN 1459/2017 View document
Regulations relating to the undergraduate curricula and professional examinations in audiology- GNR 106/2014 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of speech language therapy students – GN 86/2014 View document
Regulations relating to the registration by speech therapists, speech therapists and audiologists, and audiologists of additional qualifications – GN R584/83 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of community speech and hearing workers –GN R1734/85 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of speech and hearing and hearing correctionist – GN R1459/86 View document
Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of Speech Therapists, Speech Therapists and Audiologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Acousticians – GN R618/2011
View document
Regulations defining the scope of the professions of audiology – GN R700/2012 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of audiometrician –GN R176/92 View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for speech, language and hearing professions – GN R1247/2008 View document
Regulations relating to the scope of the profession of hearing aid acoustician –GN R449/93 View document
Regulations relating to the suspension of practitioners View document

 

Rules
Rules for the registration of audiometricians – GN R2365/76 View document
Rules for the registration of speech therapists, speech therapists and audiologists, and audiologists – GN R1865/77 View document
Rules for the registration of hearing aid acousticians – GEN N88/83 View document
Rules for the registration of community speech and hearing workers – GEN N537/84 View document
Rules for the registration of speech and hearing correctionists – GEN N554/85 View document
Rules relating to the registration of students in community speech and hearing work – bn 17/87 View document
Rules for the registration of speech and hearing assistants – BN344/92 View document
Rules relating to the registration by speech therapists, speech therapists and audiologists and audiologists of additional qualifications – BN 40/2012 View document


 

Quick Reference Guide for Registration View document
Professional Practice FAQ View document


Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.

 

Regulatory Mandate

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.

 

Vision

The HPCSA’s vision is to enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of our twelve Professional Boards in:

  • Setting healthcare standards for training and discipline in the professionals registered with the HPCSA;
  • Ensuring on-going professional competence; and
  • Fostering compliance with those standards.

Mission

Quality healthcare standards for all.

 

History

Current

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.

19th Century

Regulation of the practice of medicine and allied professions in the Republic of South Africa began in the late 19th century. The Colonial Medical Council of the Cape Province was founded in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1891. The first meeting of this council took place on 4 January, 1892. 

In Natal, the ‘Natal Medical Council’ was established in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1896 and the first meeting was held on 9 October, 1896 in Pietermaritzburg.

South African medicine in the 1890s Click here to view the document.

20th Century

The 'Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony resulted from Ordinance 29 of 1904 and the Council met on 13 July, 1904 in the Council Chamber of the Railway Bureau in Bloemfontein. In terms of Ordinance 29 of 1904, the ‘Transvaal Medical Council’ was established. On 4 January, 1905 the Council had its first meeting in the House of Assembly’s Second Boardroom in Pretoria. 

These Councils’ members were partly appointed by the government, while other members were elected for periods of five years. Although provision was made for an Executive Committee in the regulation of the 'Colonial Medical Council', no indication of a permanent structure can be found. This is also the case with regard to the ‘Natal Medical Council’. The 'Transvaal Medical Council' and the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony’ however had Executive Committees. 

The HPCSA’s origins date back to 1928 when, in accordance with Act 13 of 1928, the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) was appointed to fulfil the functions of the four former provincial councils. Act 13 of 1928 made provision for two statutory councils: the South African Medical Council (SAMC) and the South African Pharmacists' Commission (SAPC). The SAMC was also responsible for the registration of nurses until the South African Nursing Council (SANC) was established as a separate council in 1944. Likewise, the registration of dental technicians was the responsibility of the SAMC until the formation of the South African Dental Technicians' Council in 1945.

Act 56 of 1974 replaced Act 13 of 1928, in terms of which the SAMDC, now renamed the HPCSA, continues to exist as a separate legal entity. The first meeting of the Council was held on 22 October, 1928 in Pretoria and was opened by the late Dr. D F Malan, the then Minister of National Health and later the fourth Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Although Act 13 of 1928 made provision for the South African Medical Council and the South African Pharmacist’s Commission to exist as two statutory councils, these two Councils actually had a common Registrar for a number of years. 

In 1947, the first register of medical deputies was established. Attempts aimed at making registration of these professions, later paramedical and supplementary health service professions, compulsory, has a history of its own. After a variety of draft bills and elected Committees of Parliament, Act 13 of 1928 was amended in 1971 to make provision for the establishment of professional boards registered with the Council. Professional Boards for Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Technology, Chiropody (Podiatry), Health Inspectors, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Radiography, Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Oral Hygiene, Opticians and Clinical Technology were established. More professional Boards were established at a later stage while others were amended or combined as necessary.



Organisational Structure 

Overview

The HPCSA is responsible for ensuring that over-arching strategic policy, with respect to the professions falling within its ambit, is implemented. This is achieved by:

  • Determining the strategic policy of the Professional Boards with respect to finance, education, registration, ethics and professional conduct, disciplinary procedures, scope of the professions, inter-professional matters and maintenance of professional competence;
  • Arbitrating in matters of dispute between Professional Boards and between professions grouped together in such Boards; and
  • Mediating between the professions, as well as between the professions and the public.

In addition, HPCSA and the Professional Boards advise the Minister of Healthon matters within their field, and alert the Minister regarding matters of public importance. 

The constitution of HPCSA and the composition of the Professional Boards is representative of our country’s demographics and is subject to prescribed guidelines. The constitution of Council is prescribed in Section 5 of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.



Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Click here to download the Ethical Rules of Conduct.
 
Guidelines
Form 346: Draft guidelines for accreditation of off-facilities for Dental Therapy, Oral Hygiene and Dental  assisting student placements     View document


Online Registration Policies

Online Registration Policies
Cancellation Policy Click here
Privacy Policy Click here  
Refund Policy Click here
Online User Manaul Click here


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.
Ethical rules

 

Protocols
Use, Disclosure, and Dissemination of Professional Board Data Publicly by Third Parties View document
Form 001 View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Title Option
General rulings View document
ECT scope of practice View document
Accreditation Criteria for BAA, AEA and OECOCCA (Form 169A) View document
List of Capabilities and Medications View document
Letter to all registered Emergency Care Practitioners

Clinical Practice Guidelines
View document

View document
Communication to all Emergency Care Providers: Re- Clinical Practice Guidelines View document
General Board Rulings View document



Protocols
Title Option
Advanced Cardiac Arrest View document
BLS for HCP View document
Bradycardia View document
Choking View document
CPR for Everyone View document
Newborn Resus View document
Post Cardac Arrest View document
Tachycardia View document


Policy & Guidelines

Supervised Practice Guidlelines for EHPs click here
Ethical Rules of Conduct
Guidelines for writing a newsletter article
click here


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Ethical rules View document
Criteria for the recognition of Specialist Training Time View document
Requirements for the registration of Specialists in South Africa View document
Guidelines on the minimum conditions of service and training of Registrars and Sub-specialist Trainees in South Africa View document
Trainer - Trainee ratios for specialist training View document
Individuals doing health research but who do not work within the scope of Medical Scientists or other Health Professions do not need to register with the HPCSA. View document
Guidelines for Registration of Foreign Qualified Dental Practitioners and Dental Specialists (Form 176 - DP) View Document
Guidelines for Registration of Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners and Medical Specialists (Form 176 - MP) View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.

Ethical rules (Generic) View document
Guidelines for Evaluators for evaluation of laboratories Form 108GE View document
Guidelines for registration of Foreign Qualified Medical Technologists/Science Graduates Form 176MT View document
Form 160 MT Guidelines View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps.
 

Guidelines 
Minimum standards for the training of Arts Therapists      View document
Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists View document
Qualification  for registration with SAQA (OT) View document
Minimum Standards for Diploma in Medical Orthotics Prosthetics View document
Formal Assessment Instruments used in Occupational Therapy View document

View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

 
Guidelines
Guidelines for student staff ratio and quaality assurance in student training   View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Guidelines for registration of foreign qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians View document

 

Mobile Practice Guidelines
Mobile Practice guidelines View document
Approved applications for license to operate Mobile Practice View document

 

Guidelines for Supervised Practise
Guidelines View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Ethical rules (Annexure 12) View document
Undesirable business practices (Form 286) View document
Criteria for registration as a professional research psychologist for persons who haven't completed an internship (Form 227) View document
Policy on classification of psychometric measuring devices(Form 208) View document
Training and exam guidelines for Psychometrist (Form 94) View document
Framework for education, training and registration for Registered Counsellor (Form 258) View document
Policy regarding Intern Psychologists (Form 160) View document
Guidelines and application for foreign qualified (Form 91) View document
List of classified tests (Board Notice 155 OF 2017) View Document 
Scope of practise guidelines for Education Psychologists View document


Policy & Guidelines

The guidelines for the Board include the Ethical Rules of Conduct in respect of which we may take disciplinary steps. 

Click here to obtain the Request for Medical X-Ray Examinations.



Policy & Guidelines

A Speech/Language Therapist assists in the promotion of normal communication, as well as the identification, prevention, treatment and management of a variety of developmental or acquired speech, language and oral disorders.

An Audiologist is a health care and educational professional who deals with the prevention, identification, treatment and management of organic disorders of the auditory and balance system, auditory processing disorders and developmental or acquired speech disorders caused by hearing loss.


The following professions are registered under our auspices:

ST
Speech Therapist
STA
Speech Therapist & Audiologist
AU
Audiologist
GAK
Hearing Aid Acousticians
AM Audiometrician
SAU Supplementary Audiologist
SGAK Supplementary Hearing  Aid Acousticians
SSTA Supplementary Speech Therapy and Audiology
SGK Speech Hearing and Correctionist
SGG Community Speech and Hearing Worker
STB Speech Therapy Assistant
STB Speech and Hearing Assistant


Careers

Careers at HPCSA

The following careers are available:

 


Certificates

The following certification related services are available to all practitioners who meet the minimum requirements as set out below:

 

Certificate of Status for all Registers
  • May only be issued to a registered practitioner.
  • No complaint pending against the name of practitioner.
  • Certificate of Status will be issued to a Practitioner after submission of an affidavit that no criminal or unprofessional conduct proceedings are pending against him/her.
  • Payment of R614.00 including vat received by the HPCSA
  • The practitioner sends a written request to hpcsacgs@hpcsa.co.za with proof of payment and full details of where the certificate should be sent/posted or delivered to. To have certificate delivered by courier the following fee is payable for delivery in SA - R124.00 and for any overseas delivery R556.00 including vat, (delivery time approximately 7-10 days overseas). The certificate can also be send electronically as per understanding between certain authorities, GMC included.
  • if no courier fee is paid the certificate will be sent by normal registered mail at no extra cost.
  • Please provide postal address for postage purposes.  
  • If a practitioners name was voluntary erased a certificate letter would be issued.

 

Please note the following:
  • Practitioners are advised that Certificates of Status (COS) will be issued within 10 working days from date of request provided that payment is reflecting on the HPCSA account.
  • If you are visiting the HPCSA to request a Certificate of Good Standing/Status, your request will only be finalised once we have received clearance from our legal department, therefore no certificate will be issued on the same day of submission of request.
  • The Departments of Legal Services and Registrations will however strive to issue the certificates as quickly as possible and will therefore phone walk in clients to collect as soon as the certificates are printed.

 

Certified Extract from the Register (Duplicate Registration Certificate)

Payment of R432.00 including vat is required to obtain this certificate



Overview

The Education and Training division administers accreditation with the Council of Higher Education (CHE). This division also cooperates with the CHE on educational standards, university accreditation, maintaining standards, policies related to education and training and re-evaluation of courses. The `accreditation with CHE and the HPCSA is done in the interest of the patients and the practitioners.



Accreditations



Internships



Examinations

Dental Assisting, Dental therapy & oral hygiene

 Dental Assistants Exam
 Examination Date Closing Date for Applications
25 June 2019 14  May 2019 
20 August 2019 09 July 2019
12 November 2019 01 October 2019
 
NB: The DOH Board will conduct the last exam for Dental Assistant in 24 March 2020
 
 Examination Date Closing Date for Applications
24 March 2020 01 February 2020

Requirements
  • A duly completed application form 324  together with proof of payment of the examination fee has to be submitted to the Board.
  • The examination fee is R706,00 including vat. Click here to obtain the HPCSA banking details
  • Application forms and proof of payment must be submitted by e-mail or fax to:
 
Simangele Shirindi 012 338  9352 simangelek@hpcsa.co.za
 
  • Form 297: Requirements for registration Dental Assistants and Student Dental Assistants click here
Previous Examination Papers
August 2013 click here
August 2014 click here
August 2015
August 2016
April 2017
August 2017
 
Examination Guidelines:
  • Preparation guide for the board examination for Dental Assistants Form 322
  • Examination guidelines for Dental Assistants Form 325

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Please contact the board for more information regarding examinations.

 
Guidelines 
Examination Guidelines  View document

 

Emergency Care

To view examination rules click here

 

Environmental health

Please click here to contact board for information regarding examinations.

 

Medical and Dental (and medical science)

Examination Rules
The following items are not allowed in the examination venue for practical and written examination:
  • Cellphones
  • Any paper or electronic devices
  • Watch
  • Bags
Should any of the above be found in your possession, you will be disqualified from taking the examination

Please note that there is no remarking for both parts of the examination because the written examination is a multiple-choice question and the OSCE is an event examination
 
 
 
 
APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS WHO HOLD QUALIFICATIONS NOT PRESCRIBED FOR REGISTRATION
MEDICAL BOARD EXAMINATION
 
NB: An application that does not meet any of the prescribed requirements will be rejected.
 
Applications to write Medical Board Examinations for 2018 are now closed.
Foreign qualified practitioners wishing to practice their profession in South Africa may apply to the Health Professions Council. If such application meets all requirements as prescribed in the regulations regulating the registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed, the applicant will be invited to write the medical board examination and the earliest that applicants from this round will write the board examination is October 2018, with the practical component of the examination set for November 2018.
In terms of regulation 4 of the regulations regulating registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed:
“An application by any foreign qualified person for registration as a health practitioner in any of the professions registered under the Act shall be made on the prescribed application form obtainable from the professional board concerned, and shall be accompanied by -
a)    a certified copy of the applicant’s identity document or passport;
b)    a copy of the degree certificate or other basic qualification, certified by a notary public, and a sworn translation thereof into English; Copies of degree certificates or other basic qualification certified by a Commissioner of Oaths or Justice of Peace will not be accepted.
c)    a certified copy of the official and detailed curriculum of the applicant’s course of study, the specific courses, the content of education (theory) and training (practical/clinical), and the duration and mode of examination/evaluation;
d)    such verification of credentials as may be required by the board, the Medical and Dental Board recognises verifications of credentials conducted by the Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) confirming verification of:
            d.1       medical qualification;
           d.2       transcript of the qualification;
           d.3       registration with a regulatory body where practitioner was practising his/her profession.
           d.4       intern duty certificate issued by a regulatory body or hospital/institution where internship was conducted outside the republic of South Africa.
e)    in the case of an application for registration in a profession for which internship training is a requirement, a certificate of completed training as an intern or of similar training or experience obtained elsewhere and the programme for such training;
f)     in the case of an application for registration in the category of independent practice, proof of compliance with the requirements of section 25(3A) of the Act;
g)    an original certificate of good standing, which shall not be more than six months old, issued by the foreign registration authority where the applicant is or was registered;
h)    a letter of endorsement issued by the national Department of Health for - registration confirming the employability or placement of the applicant,
i)      the prescribed board examination fee.  Applicants SHOULD NOT go ahead and pay the examination fee before their application has been confirmed compliant with all requirements
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  1. Applications that are not supported by a recent Certificate of Good Standing from a regulatory authority, as proof that the applicant worked in the territory issuing the Certificate of Good Standing, will not be considered.
  2. Certificate of Conduct or Certificate of Character from a Medical School is not the same as a Certificate of Good Standing and may therefore not be used in place of a Certificate of Good Standing.
 
 

Important Notice for Dental Examination
Kindly note that the date for the board examination for Dental Practitioners has not yet been determined.   The examination might be conducted during the last quarter of 2018 / first quarter of 2019.   Further details will be communicated in due course. 
 
INFORMATION ON BOARD DENTAL EXAMINATIONS
 
1.1. Board Examination for competence. This is for foreign-qualified practitioners and practitioners required to take this examination for restoration of their name to the register.
 
The Board’s dental examination is organised into three parts, theoretical and practical. The examination will be conducted on the Board’s behalf by one of the South African dental schools. Unless otherwise stated, the examination will take place once a year, the time to be determined by the Board in collaboration with the dental school assisting the Board.
 
Part I
This comprises MCQs in bioethics to test the candidate’s knowledge of the ethical guidelines of the HPCSA.
Click here  for Ethical guidelines
Candidates must pass Part I to be eligible for Part II
 
Part II
This comprises two written papers and will assess the integrated knowledge of all domains of clinical dentistry, including the theoretical and biological aspects which are considered vital knowledge for the general dentist to practice safely without hazard to the patient. Papers may comprise any combination of different types of assessment such as multiple choice questions, extended matching questions, short answer responses to complex case presentation, radiographic diagnosis and any other forms of assessments the Board may determine. 
Candidates must pass Part II to be eligible for Part III.
Exemption: exemption from Part II will be granted if the candidate has passed equivalent examinations set in other countries for foreign-qualified practitioners. Examples are the UK Overseas Registration Examination (UK); the National Board Dental Examination (USA);  the Written Examination of the Australian Dental Council. Candidates may apply to the Board for the recognition of other similar examinations.
 
Part III
This will comprise practical examinations testing the following clinical skills in a skills laboratory on simulated models.
 
Endodontics: Procedures to be carried out on an extracted bicuspid tooth are access cavity, canal preparation and obturation. Candidates will be supplied with appropriate instrumentation which will include an air turbine, speed-increasing handpiece, hand and rotary instrumentation and obturation materials.
 
Operative dentistry: A two-surface composite restoration on a posterior typodont tooth. Candidates will be supplied with a speed-increasing handpiece, an appropriate matrix system and restorative materials.
 
Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery: (a) to demonstrate the administration of an inferior alveolar nerve block local anaesthetic; (b) to demonstrate the placement of forceps for the extraction of all teeth; (c) to demonstrate / explain the surgical extraction of roots and third molars.
 
Prosthodontics:  (a) to survey a cast of a partially edentulous case and to draw suitable designs for an acrylic- and metal-based removable partial denture; (b) to carry out a preparation for a ceramo-metal crown on a posterior typodont tooth; (c) to carry out a preparation for an all-ceramic crown on an anterior typodont tooth and to fabricate a provisional crown for that tooth. Candidates will be supplied with the following:
For part (a): a surveyor and a template for the design;
For part (b): a speed-increasing handpiece, with appropriate burs
For part (c): a speed-increasing handpiece, with appropriate burs; a straight handpiece with appropriate burs for the provisional; a thermo-formed coping of the unprepared teeth; a polyethyl methacrylate for the provisional crown with suitable instrumentation; access to a laboratory for completion of the provisional crown.
Candidates may bring their own instruments and burs and are highly advised to use magnification in the form of appropriate loupes.
 
A pass for each of the above assessments is required in order for the candidate to pass Part III.
 
Exemption: exemption from Part III will be granted if the candidate has passed equivalent examinations set in other countries for foreign-qualified practitioners. Examples are the Part 2 of the Overseas Registration Examination (UK); the National Board Dental Examination (USA); the Practical Examination of the Australian Dental Council. Candidates may apply to the Board for the recognition of other similar examinations.
 
A maximum of three (3) attempts may be made to pass each Part of this examination. A fourth attempt may be considered at the discretion of the Board one year after the unsuccessful third attempt. The applicant is expected to undergo further training during this period. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain such training and provide proof thereof.
 
Once the Board examination has been passed, the candidate will be registered in the category of Supervised Practice in an accredited dental training institution for a minimum of 12 months in order to become familiar with the clinical profile of patients in South Africa and to show competence in all areas of general dental practice.
 
 
 
 
Incomplete/non-compliant applications will be returned to the sender.
  
Documents to be submitted
Application for registration Form 12
Intern Duty certificate Form 10
This form should be completed and send directly to Philadephia in USA ECFMG form
Checklist Click here
All practitioners must send the proof of payment to MDBexams@hpcsa.co.za
There is no re-mark for the written and practical examination. Inquiries regarding the examinations should be directed to HPCSA’s administration and not to the University.
 

Important Notice: 

The board examination is a single examination which consists of two parts, namely the written examination and the practical examination; should a candidate be unsuccessful in the practical board examination he/she will be required to do the whole examination (Written and Practical) in his/her next attempt. Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners are allowed to write the board examination, not more than three attempts within two (2) years to complete the Board examination. 
Additional Information regarding Board Exams
  • The list of candidates eligible to take examinations will be sent to the examination centre. Should it happen that your name is not on the list. You will not be allowed to sit for examination.
  • Candidates are expected to be in the venue an hour before the examinations’ starting time
  • Candidates will be required to produce the following:
  • two recent passport size photographs; the first one will be requested on the date of the written examination, ;the 2nd one will be requested during the Practical examination.
  • Original ID/Passport
  • Letter from HPCSA administration stating that you are allowed to take the examination
Board Examination Guidelines for Medicine

View document

 

For MDB Board  Examination matters contact:
E-mail
MDBexams@hpcsa.co.za

 

Medical Technology

Board Examinations
The Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa (SMLTSA) is conducting Board Examinations on behalf of the Professional Board for Medical Technology under Board Examinations.
 
Please contact the Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa (SMLTSA) regarding examination:
 
Tel: 021 531 1231
 
 
 
Examiner and Moderator Vacancy 2019 - 2020 (2 years)
Applications are invited for the role of Examiner for the HPCSA, Professional Board for Medical Technology Examinations in the following categories and disciplines >>>>> read more 
Please click here to contact board for more information regarding examinations.
 

Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics & Arts Therapy

Please click here to contact board for more information regarding examinations.

 

Optometry & Dispensing Opticians

Please click here to contact board for information regarding examinations.

 

Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics

Please click here to contact board for information regarding examinations.

 

Psychology

APPLICATION FOR RE-MARK
The closing date is 14 March 2019, no extension will be given.
 
Psychologist      1301.50
Registered Counsellor                                                     650.50
Psychometrist Independent Practice                            650.50
Psychometrist Supervised Practice                               650.50
 
 
Application for re-mark (Form 260 RM) View document
Application for re-mark: Registered Councellor/Psychometrist (Form 225-RM) View document 
 

The completed form and the proof of payment should be emailed to psychexams@hpcsa.co.za 
 
Board Examinations:
1. Applications for Psychology can be sent by email. Applications for Registered Counsellor and Psychometry should send by Post/Courier or by hand. In a case where the applicant has not graduated, the original letter or academic transcript bearing the University stamp should be submitted.
2. A copy of the Bpsych/Bpsych equivalent will only be accepted if certified by an attorney in his/her capacity as a NOTARY PUBLIC and bearing the official stamp. Copies certified only by a Commissioner of Oaths will not be accepted.
3. The examination fee is listed on the bottom of the examination page, applications received with outstanding amounts will not be considered.
4. Registered Counsellors and Psychometrist will not be permitted to write the Board Examinations without proof that they have registered as students, i.e. if the application form does not have the SRC and PMTS numbers the application will not be considered.
5. Letters will be requested from Intern psychologists applying for the examinations that will confirm if they have complied with the academic requirements.
6. A non-compliant application will be returned to the sender.
7. Students should read the questions very well and pay attention to the legislative framework. The Board does not endorse training offered by individuals in preparation for examinations.
8. The approval letter for tailored Internship programme should be submitted with the application. 
 
Closing dates for Psychology applications to write the National board examinations for 2019:
Examination Date Closing Date for Applications
05 June 2019 30 April 2019
02 October 2019 02 September 2019
 
 
Examination venues: 
Town Adress GPS Coordinates
Bloemfontein BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, Bloem Plaza, East Burger Street, Bloemfontein 29.1171° S, 26.2227° E
Cape Town Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Cnr Melborne & Coronation Roads
33.9347° S, 18.4478° E
Durban Garden Court Umhlanga, cnr Aurora & Centenary Boulevard, Umhlanga 29°43'28.49'' S | 31°4'13.26'' E
Johannesburg Emperors Palace, Convention Centre, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, (Senate 1)
26° 08' 55.10" E: 28° 13' 20.17
Polokwane Protea Hotel Marriot, Polokwane Landmark 23.9576° S, 29.3859° E
Pretoria Sheraton Hotel, 643 Corner, Stanza Bopape St, Arcadia, Pretoria 25.7450° S, 28.2118° E
Port Elizabeth Garden Court Kings Beach, La Roche Drive, Humewood 33.9776° S, 25.6466° E

The completed form and the proof of payment should be emailed to psychexams@hpcsa.co.za 
 
 
Examination fees:
Psychologists  R 2740
Psychometrists  R 1370
Registered Counsellors  R 1370
 
 
National Board Exam Application Forms:
Please note that applicants who are re-applying for the Board examination are requested to complete new application forms below:

Examination Guidelines Policy (Form 255)  View document
Application to write the national board examination for Psychology (Form 260) View document
Application to write the national board examination for Registered Counsellor (Form 225) View document
Application to write the national board examination for Psychometrist (Form 225) View document
Application for re-mark (Form 260 RM) View document
Application for re-mark: Registered Councellor/Psychometrist (Form 225-RM) View document
Psychometrists and Registered Counsellors registered under category supervised practice are required to submit a letter of request with the proof of payment to the board.  
 
Study Materials:
Registered Counsellor
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Psychometrists
Training and exam guidelines for Psychometrists (Form 94) - Only for Psychometrists View Document 
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Educational Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document 
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Clinical Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Exam syllabus for clinical, counselling and educational psychologists (Form 284) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Counselling Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Exam syllabus for clinical, counselling and educational psychologists (Form 284) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Industrial Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Research Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
 
Additional Information Regarding Board Exams
  • The list of candidates eligible to take examinations will be sent to examination centres as per preferred venue by candidates. Should it happen that your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed to sit for examinations in that venue;
  • Candidates are expected to be in the venue 15 minutes before the examinations starting time;
  • Candidates will be required to produce the following:
    1. Original ID, and
    2. Letter from HPCSA administration stating that you are allowed to take examinations.

 

Psychology Board Examination : 04 October 2017
Statistics for Candidates Performance View document

 

Radiography & Clinical Technology

Note: Examination dates are subject to ratification by the Board.

 

Speech Language and Hearing Professions

Please click here to contact board for information regarding examinations.   

Please click here for Board Examination Criteria  
 
Please click here for Examination Guidelines

Please click here for Banking Details


CPD

Overview

Healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to continually update their professional knowledge and skills for the end benefit of the patient or client. To this end the HPCSA has implemented a Continuing Professional Development programme. Every practitioner is required to accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period and five of the units must be on ethics, human rights and medical law. Each CEU will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place (or ended, in the event of post-graduate studies) after which it would lapse. This means that practitioners should aim to accumulate a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of practise, and thereafter top-up the balance through additional CPD as each 24 –month validity period expires. 

Mandatory random audits are conducted to ensure compliancy. Once a practitioner’s name has been selected, they are required to submit a CPD portfolio to Council within 21 days. Non-compliant practitioners will be given six months in order to comply. After the period of 6 months a practitioner will again be audited and if there is still non-compliance, the Professional Board will consider appropriate action. Practitioners are only required to submit their CPD portfolios when their names are drawn from a random sample audit and when requested to submit their completed form CPD 1 IAR with accompanying proof of CPD activities undertaken.


CPD

Overview
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme is a responsibility of every registered health practitioner. The programme is implemented under the legislative authority of section 26 of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act 56 of 1974). CPD is essentially the process of documenting and tracking the skills, knowledge and experience that are gained both formally and informally as health practitioners work beyond any initial training. Every CPD recognized as part of ordinary professional practice should be approved prior to delivery to be recognized for CEUs to be granted. Health Practitioners are advised that the total minimum required CEUs should be inclusive of those of professional content, ethics, human rights and medical law, as per CPD guidelines. Each CEU is currently valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place.  This means that practitioners should aim to accumulate a balance of CEUs by the end of their second year of practice, and thereafter top-up on an ongoing basis.
Since October 2021, the HPCSA has slightly amended the process of submission of evidence of CPD submissions in effort to improve efficiency of the process. Important changes to the CPD programme relate to -
  1. Discontinuation of the sampling of health practitioners from the HPCSA’s database to verify compliance because that was ineffective and only covering up to 10% of registered practitioners instead ensuring compliance for all health practitioners on an ongoing basis.
  2. The introduction of online self-service platform the HPCSA’s website for all registered health practitioners to submit enquiries and/or upload the required evidence of CPD compliance (especially exceptional evidence not available through CPD providers, for example, when submitting certificate from international provider).
  3. The HPCSA approved that authorized facilitators and providers of CPD programmes submits the attendance registers directly to the HPCSA, or any evidence on behalf of the health practitioners, to update the practitioner’s CPD profile.
  4. The above has been effectively made it reality that HPCSA can monitor compliance as part of regular discussions for all health practitioners.
  5. Issuance of Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) certificates is no longer mandatory requirements, as the information is provided directly through the approved facilitators and providers of the CPD activities. 
 
Guidelines
CPD Guidelines
 
Policies
Policy relating to fees and commercial support for CPD programme
 
Frequently Asked Questions
CPD FAQ's
 
Accreditors
Application for recognition as an Accreditor - Form 4
 
CPD FORMS
For Practitioners
For Accreditors/Accredited Service Providers
Application for Recognition as an Accreditor of CPD Activities 
Application for Approval of CPD Activities
Application by Institutions or Associations for Accredited Service Provider Status
 
Service Providers
Activity Programme and Presenter CV's - Form CPD 2-A
Application as an accredited Service Provider - Form CPD 2
 


General Guidance

Proposed regulations and rules
Title Option
Proposed regulations relating to the registration of students as registered counsellors –
GN R756 / GG 33498 / 20100830
View document
Proposed amendments to regulations relating to the performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the Act - GN R982 / GG 33691 / 20101029 View document
Proposed amendments to the regulations relating to performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the Health Professions Act 1974 – GN R88 / GG 34008 / 20110207 View document
Proposed amendments to ethical rules of conduct for practitioners registered under Health Professions Act 1974 – BN 138 / GG 35587 / 2012 View document

 

Regulations
Title Option
Regulations relating to the returns and information to be furnished by registered persons – GN R1883/91 View document
Regulations relating to performance of community service by persons registering in terms of the health professions act 1974 – GN R688/98 View document
Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of professional boards –
GN R979/99
View document
Regulations relating to impairment of students and practitioners –
GN R495/2001
View document
Regulations relating to the conduct of inquiries into alleged unprofessional conduct under the health professions act 1974 – GN R102/2009 View document
Regulations relating to the suspension of practitioners –
GN R1356/2002
View document
Regulations relating to the nominations and appointments of members of a professional board –
GN R1257/2008
View document
Regulations relating to the registration of health practitioners restricted to non-clinical practice –
GN R223/2008
View document
Regulations relating to fees payable to council –
GN R279/2008
View document
Regulations relating to the registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed for registration –
GN R101/2009
View document
Regulations relating to fines which may be imposed by a committee of enquiry against practitioners found guilty of improper or disgraceful conduct under the health professions act 1974 – GN R632/2010 View document
Regulations relating to indemnity cover for registered health practitioners - GN R755 / GG33498 / 20100830 View document

 

Rules
Title Option
Rules relating to the registration of students in the supplementary health service professions –
BN 130/94
View document
Rules relating to the conduct of the business and the procedure at meetings of the council –
BN 120/2003
View document
Rules relating to the payment of annual fees –
BN 1/2014
View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training for registered health practitioners –
BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323
View document
Rules relating to the payment of fees for accreditation of education and training offered by education and training institutions under the health professions act 1974 –
BN 43/2009
View document
Rules relating to fees payable to council -
BN 2/2014
View document


Overview

All people have the right to good health and quality healthcare. This includes

  • Living in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Having access to quality healthcare that you can afford.
  • Choosing the healthcare services you prefer to use.
  • Receiving appropriate treatment from a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Knowing that your personal information is treated confidentially and kept private.
  • Being fully informed about any illness, diagnostic procedures, proposed treatments and the related costs.
  • Choosing to accept or refuse treatment.
  • Obtaining a second opinion, where appropriate.
  • Receiving ongoing care from your chosen healthcare provider.

You also have the right to complain about healthcare services that either violate your rights to good health or breach ethical standards, to have your complaint investigated and to receive a full response thereafter. 



Lodge a Complaint

The HPCSA provides the public with the right to file and request an investigation of practitioners, whom they believe have acted unethically or caused harm.

 
All complaints made are taken seriously and HPCSA is committed to ensuring that both practitioners and the public are protected.
 
To lodge a complaint kindly use the information provided below:
 
Download the HPCSA complaints form complete and send to:
 
Fax Physical Postal E-mail

(+27) 12 328 4895 

(553) of Hamilton and
Madiba Streets,
Arcadia
Pretoria

Click here to view a map
The Registrar
P O Box 205, 
Pretoria,
0001
legalmed@hpcsa.co.za
 
 
All complaints & information provided will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


Complaints Process

Hospital Complaint

Is your complaint related to a hospital?
Any person may lodge a complaint with the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) for breach of any norms or standards by both public and private health establishments.
OHSC Call Centre: 080 911 6472
Fax: 086 560 4157
 
 

Other healthcare practitioners

Is your complaint related to a nurse?
If you feel that a nurse acted negligently or unethically, individual nurses can be reported to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to investigate the complaint. 

Is your complaint related to an alternative healthcare practitioner (natural healers, homeopath etc)?
If you feel that an alternative healthcare practitioner acted negligently or unethically, report to the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) to investigate the complaint. 



E-Bulletin

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Conference

HPCSA Conference

 


Symposiums

DAY DATE DESCRIPTION PROVINCE TOWN/CITY
 Tuesday 21 May 2020 Symposium Eastern Cape Mthatha
 Tuesday 25 June 2019 Symposium KwaZulu Natal Durban
 Tuesday 09 July 2019 Roadshow Limpopo Polokwane
 
 
We reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.
 


Symposiums

Day Date Description Province Town/City  
Tues 26 Feb 2019 Symposia KZN Ladysmith  
Tues 19 Mar 2019 Practitioner Roadshow North West Rustenburg  
Wed  20 Mar 2019 Public Awareness  North West Mafikeng  
Tues 09-Apr Symposium  Gauteng Jhb/Midrand Orange indicates Roadshows
Tues 14-May Symposium  Eastern Cape Mthatha Blue indicates Public Awareness
Wed  29-May Public Awareness  Vaal Sebokeng Green indicates Symposia
Tues 25-Jun Symposium KZN Durban  
Tues 09-Jul Roadshow Polokwane Polokwane  
Tues 16-Jul Symposium  Western Cape Cape Town  
Thurs-Sat 18 - 20 Aug HPCSA 1st Conference  Gauteng Sandton  
Thurs 29-Aug Symposium Mpumalanga Witbank  
Thurs 17-Sep Symposium North West Rustenburg  
Thurs 03-Oct Symposium Mpumalanga Nelspruit  
Tues 22-Oct Public Awareness  KZN Bergville  
Tues 29-Oct Symposium  Northern Cape Grahamstown   
Thurs 07-Nov Symposium North West Potchefstroom   
Tues 26-Nov Roadshow Gauteng Pretoria  
Tues 03-Dec Symposium Eastern Cape East London  
Tues 2020 Jan 21 Symposium Limpopo Mokopane  
Tues 2020 Feb 4 Public Awareness  Free State Qwa Qwa/Thabanschu   
Tues 2020 Feb 25 Roadshow Western Cape Cape Town  
 
 
We reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.
 


Advertised Bids: 2019/20 Financial Year
BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE        
HPCSA 5/2019 Proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to render the below services to HPCSA for a period of three (3) years: Canteen Services

RFP Provision of Canteen Services 

 
 
 
14 May 2019
     
HPCSA 4/2019 Proposals are invited from suitable qualified and experienced service providers for the provision of physical security services to HPCSA for a period of three (3) years >>> read more

RFP Provision of Physical Security Services 

Certificate of independent bid determination

SCM-Bid documents SBD 8
 
 
 
30 April 2019
RFP: HPCSA 02/2019: Pension and Provident Fund Administrators
 
Proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to render the below services to HPCSA for a period of three (3) years: Pension and Provident Fund Administrators >>> read more
26 March 2019
     
HPCSA 03/2019
 
Proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to render the below services to HPCSA for a period of three (3) years: Supply, Image Creation, Configuration and Delivery of Laptops, Desktops, Screens and Peripherals >>> read more
28 March 2019
 
 

Cancelled Bids
1. Conference Event Management Services 
2. Provision of Security Services 
3. Supply and delivery of Stationery
4. Messenger/Hand delivery Services
 


Tenders - Awarded

2023
BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION ADVERT DATE CLOSING DATE SUPPLIER/SERVICE PROVIDER AMOUNT
HPCSA 01-2023
Panel of contractors for plumbing services (as and when required) for a period of three (3) years.
  13 December 2023
Prodore Facilities Service Group
Leano Group
-
HPCSA 02/2024
Removal of old AVS and supply, installation, testing and commissioning of new audio-visual systems (conference room system) at corporate office building at HPCSA main building.
  08 February 2024
Sage
Wise 1159 CC
R2 011 634.00
HPCSA 10/2023
Procurement of network infrastructure equipment, implementation, and vendor support for a period of three (3) years.
  12 December 2023
Altron Intergrated systems
R5 141 057.28
HPCSA 08/2023
Removal of old lifts and supply, installation, testing and commissioning of new lifts (elevators).
   
Schindler SA.
R1 529 920.00
HPCSA 06/2022
Painting of the main building exterior re-advertisement.
   
Elroi Trading Enterprise
R1 032 205.00
HPCSA 03/2023 -
Re-Advert
RFP Hosted Contact Centre
and Telephony Services for
period of three (3) years >
  12 December 2023
Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd (BCX)
R6,223,513.40
HPCSA
09/2023
HPCSA Offices Interior Renovation Projects Tender
for a period of Three (3) years
24 September 2023 31 October 2023
Kmalukz Pty Ltd
R5,825,051.68
HPCSA 02/2022 Transcription and Recording Services    
- Lepelle Office Supplies cc/ t/a Lepelle scribes
- Sibuntu Recordings and Transcripts
- Sneller Recordings
- Trade Glo international 
- Banafrica 1 Foreign Language
- Roshashang Trading Enterprise
HPCSA standard rates
HPCSA 03/2023
RFP for provision of courier services for a period of three (3) years.
   
Courier IT
HPCSA standard rates
HPCSA
04/2023
RFP Outsourced Internal Audit
for a period of three (3) years
16 July 2023 01 August 2023 Oma Chartered Accountants

R1 757 255.66

Re-Advert: HPCSA
05/2022
Repair and Maintenance
of Heati ng Venti lati on and Air
Conditi oning (HVAC) Systems for
a period of fi ve (5) years.
23 March 2023 02 May 2023 Tswelopele Technologies T/A Golden Touch Trading R 2 613 446.77
HPCSA
06/2022
– Re Advert
RFP Business Architecture
Services for a period of twelve
(12) months 
  15 August 2023 Business Connection (BCX)  R1 342 464.00
 
2022
BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION ADVERT DATE CLOSING DATE SUPPLIER/SERVICE PROVIDER AMOUNT
HPCSA 04/2022 Provision of Physical Security for a period of Three (3) years     Jubzin Security R6 598 903.74
           
 
2020
BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION ADVERT DATE CLOSING DATE SUPPLIER/SERVICE PROVIDER AMOUNT
HPCSA 02/2020 Internal Audit Services 24 January 2020 19 February 2020 Business Innovations Group  R3 073 179.00
           
 
2019
Bid No
Description
Advert Date
Closing Date
Supplier Name
Amount
HPCSA 02/2019
Consultants service for Pension and Provident Fund
02 March 2019
26 March 2019
27Four Investment Managers
R675 000.00
HPCSA 04/2019
Provision of Physical security services
06 April 2019
30 April 2019
Imvula Protection
R9 120 889.58

HPCSA 05/2019

Provision of Canteen Services
20 April 2019
14 May 2019
Lindiwe Events and Zan Development
As an when
HPCSA 06/2019
Printing Solution Services
10 August 2019
11 September 2019

Altron t/a Bytes Document Management

R1 511 656.92

HPCSA 03/2019 Re Advert

Supply, image creation, configure and delivery of laptops, desktops, screens and peripherals
 
10 August 2019
09 September 2019
Neo Technologies
R2 327 532.15
 
2018
BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION ADVERT DATE CLOSING DATE SUPPLIER/SERVICE PROVIDER AMOUNT
HPCSA 04/2018  Provision of Cleaning Services for a period of Three (3) Years 12 July 2018 07 August 2018 Zilwa Cleaning and Gardening Services   R2 381 478.00
HPCSA 03/2018  External Audit Services for a period of Five (5) Years 12 July 2018 06 August 2018 Nexia SAB & T R1 851 570.00


Internships

Coming Soon



Accreditations

Coming Soon



Stakeholder Engagement

Coming Soon



Stakeholder Engagement

Coming Soon



Stakeholder Engagement

Coming Soon



Stakeholder Engagement

Coming Soon



Financial Statement

Coming Soon



General Contact Info

Professionals and members of the public are encouraged to call the HPCSA Client Care Centre for all general enquiries including annual fees, registrations, compliments, service delivery, certificates of status, CPD, ethical queries and undesirable business practices.


Client Care Centre
Telephone & Fax Physical Postal E-mail GPS Co-ordinates
(+27) 12 338 9300
(+27) 12 338 9301
(+27) 12 328 5120 (Fax)
(553) of Hamilton and
Madiba Streets,
Arcadia
Pretoria

Click here to view a map
P O Box 205, 
Pretoria,
0001
info@hpcsa.co.za S25° 47.667´
E28° 18.838´
 

Working Hours

 
Monday - Thursday: 08h00 - 16h30 
 
Fridays : 08h00 - 15h30 
 
 
 
We are closed on weekends and public holidays.


Associations

Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa www.aestheticdoctors.co.za
Allergy Society of South Africa www.allergysa.org
Audiology Society of South Africa www.audiologysa.co.za
Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa www.plasticsurgeons.co.za
Association of Surgeons www.surgeon.co.za
Aesthetic Doctors www.aestheticdoctors.co.za
Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa www.cassa.co.za
Cord Blood Center www.cordbloodbanking.com
Cosmetic Surgery Association South Africa  www.cosmeticsurgerysa.net
Critical Care Society of South Africa www.criticalcare.org.za 
Dermatology Society of South Africa www.derma.co.za
Ear Nose and Throat Society www.entsociety.co.za
ENT Institute www.entinstitute.co.za
Federation of Infectious Diseases www.fidssa.co.za
Gastroenterology Foundation www.gastrofoundation.co.za
General Practitioners Management Group www.gpmg.co.za
Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association www.hpbasa.co.za 
Iso Leso Optics www.isoleso.co.za
Melanoma Association of South Africa www.melanoma.co.za
Neurological Association of South Africa www.mynasa.co.za
Nursing Education Association www.edunurse.co.za
Ophthalmology Society of South Africa www.ossa.co.za  
Paediatric Management Group www.paeds.co.za
Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology & Diabetes Society - South Africa www.paedsa.co.za
Pain South Africa www.painsa.co.za
Pharmaceitical Industry Association of South Africa www.piasa.co.za
Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa www.physician.co.za
Paediatric Neurology and Development Association of Southern Africa www.pandasa.co.za
Pan Africa Society of Cardiology www.pascar.co.za
Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa www.prostatecancerfoundation.co.za
Radiological Society of South Africa www.rssa.co.za
Renal Care Society of South Africa www.renalcaresoc.org
South African Academy of Family Physicians www.saafp.org
South African Addiction Medicine Society www.saams.co.za
South African Children's Study Cancer Group www.saccsg.co.za
South African Cochlear Implant Group www.sacig.org.za
South African Colorectal Society www.sacrs.co.za
South African Dental Associatio www.sada.co.za 
South African Gastroenterology Society www.sages.co.za
South African Gastrointestinal Nurses Society www.sagins.co.za
South African Head and Neck Oncology Society www.sahnos.co.za
South African Knee Society www.saknee.co.za
South African Medical Association www.samedical.org
South African Optometric Association www.saoa.co.za
South African Private Practitioners Forum www.sappf.co.za
South African Paediatric Pulmonology Group www.sappg.co.za
South African Paediatric Association www.paediatrician.co.za
South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association www.saraa.co.za
South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons www.shoulderandelbowsociety.co.za
South African Society of Anaesthesiologists www.sasaweb.com
South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention www.sasci.co.za
South African Society for Clinical and Radiation Oncologists www.sascro.co.za
South African Society of Dermatological Surgery www.sasds.co.za
South African Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy www.sasge.co.za
South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology www.sasgo.co.za
South African Society of Occupational Medicine

www.sasom.org

South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.saslha.co.za
South African Society of Medical Oncology www.sasmo.co.za
South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists www.sasog.co.za
South African Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners www.sasohn.co.za
South African Society of Psychiatrists www.sasop.co.za
South African Society for Surgery of the Hand www.sassh.co.za
South African Society of Surgeons in Training www.sassit.co.za
South African Urological Association www.saua.co.za
South African Urogynaecological Association www.sa-urogyne.org
South African Vitreoretinal Society www.savrs.co.za
Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa www.semdsa.org.za
Surgical Management Company www.surgicom.co.za
Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa www.surgicalresearch.co.za

The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) 

www.saphysio.co.za
United South African Neonatal Association www.usana.org.za
Vascular Society of Southern Africa www.vascularsociety.co.za
World Federation of Vascular Surgeons www.wfvs.org
Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG www.fertilitysa.org.za


Councils

Council Medical Schemes  www.medicalschemes.com
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) www.hpcsa.co.za
South African Nursing Council www.sanc.co.za
South African Council for Social Service Professions www.sacssp.co.za
SA Pharmacy Council www.pharmcouncil.co.za
South African Dental Technicians Council www.sadtc.org.za
The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa www.ahpcsa.co.za


Funders

Board of Healthcare Funders  www.bhfglobal.com


Goverment Departments

Department of Health - DoH www.doh.gov.za
Department of Trade & Industry www.dti.gov.za
Medicines Control Council - MCC www.sanctr.gov.za/YourRights/TheMedicinesControlCouncil


Stakeholder Engagement

 The HPCSA in line with its strategic objective of improving performance and functionality, embarked on a Business Process Re-engineering project.
 
 


Overview

The HPCSA, in conjunction with its 12 Professional Boards, is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. 

In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practising any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. 

The Council guides and 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. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.

 

Vision

The HPCSA’s vision is to enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of our twelve Professional Boards in:

  • Setting healthcare standards for training and discipline in the professionals registered with the HPCSA;
  • Ensuring on-going professional competence; and
  • Fostering compliance with those standards.

Mission

Quality healthcare standards for all.

 

Regulatory Mandate

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.

 

History

Current

The amendment of the Health Professions Act in 2007, marked the launch of a new era in the history of medical and health regulations – stepping stones to a brighter future in health care for all.

The Heath Professions Council of South is now consist of 32 members made up as follows:

  • Sixteen persons, registered in terms of the Act, and designated by various professional boards of the HPCSA;
  • nine community representatives not registered in terms of this Act, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person versed in law, appointed by the Minister of health
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Health, appointed by the Minister of health;
  • one person in the employment of the Department of Education, appointed by the Minister of Education;
  • one person from the South African Military Health Service, appointed by the Minister of Defence;
  • three persons appointed by the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association; and Section 3 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing functions of Council and Professional Boards in addition to the objects of Council.

Section 4 of the Health Professions Act was amended by the Health Professions Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007 by introducing a requirement for the exercise of the powers of Council to be in line with the National Health Policy as determined by the Minister.

 

20th Century

The 'Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony resulted from Ordinance 29 of 1904 and the Council met on 13 July, 1904 in the Council Chamber of the Railway Bureau in Bloemfontein. In terms of Ordinance 29 of 1904, the ‘Transvaal Medical Council’ was established. On 4 January, 1905 the Council had its first meeting in the House of Assembly’s Second Boardroom in Pretoria. 

These Councils’ members were partly appointed by the government, while other members were elected for periods of five years. Although provision was made for an Executive Committee in the regulation of the 'Colonial Medical Council', no indication of a permanent structure can be found. This is also the case with regard to the ‘Natal Medical Council’. The 'Transvaal Medical Council' and the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Council of the Orange River Colony’ however had Executive Committees. 

The HPCSA’s origins date back to 1928 when, in accordance with Act 13 of 1928, the South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC) was appointed to fulfil the functions of the four former provincial councils. Act 13 of 1928 made provision for two statutory councils: the South African Medical Council (SAMC) and the South African Pharmacists' Commission (SAPC). The SAMC was also responsible for the registration of nurses until the South African Nursing Council (SANC) was established as a separate council in 1944. Likewise, the registration of dental technicians was the responsibility of the SAMC until the formation of the South African Dental Technicians' Council in 1945.

Act 56 of 1974 replaced Act 13 of 1928, in terms of which the SAMDC, now renamed the HPCSA, continues to exist as a separate legal entity. The first meeting of the Council was held on 22 October, 1928 in Pretoria and was opened by the late Dr. D F Malan, the then Minister of National Health and later the fourth Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
Although Act 13 of 1928 made provision for the South African Medical Council and the South African Pharmacist’s Commission to exist as two statutory councils, these two Councils actually had a common Registrar for a number of years. 

In 1947, the first register of medical deputies was established. Attempts aimed at making registration of these professions, later paramedical and supplementary health service professions, compulsory, has a history of its own. After a variety of draft bills and elected Committees of Parliament, Act 13 of 1928 was amended in 1971 to make provision for the establishment of professional boards registered with the Council. Professional Boards for Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Technology, Chiropody (Podiatry), Health Inspectors, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Radiography, Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Oral Hygiene, Opticians and Clinical Technology were established. More professional Boards were established at a later stage while others were amended or combined as necessary.

 

19th Century

Regulation of the practice of medicine and allied professions in the Republic of South Africa began in the late 19th century. The Colonial Medical Council of the Cape Province was founded in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1891. The first meeting of this council took place on 4 January, 1892. 

In Natal, the ‘Natal Medical Council’ was established in terms of section 18 of the ‘Medical and Pharmacy Act’ of 1896 and the first meeting was held on 9 October, 1896 in Pietermaritzburg.

South African medicine in the 1890s Click here to view the document.



Organisational Structure 

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