Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

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 Relating to Impairment of Students and Practitioners View document

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

Impairment record View document