Registration with the 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.
|CPD Guidelines||View document|
Frequently Asked Questions
|CPD FAQ's||View document|
|Application for recognition as an Accreditor - Form 4||View document|
|Approved Accreditation Fees||View document|
|Criteria guidelines for accreditors||View document|
|CPD Manual||View document|
|Health Practitioner's Individual CPD Activity Record||Form CPD 1|
|Feedback Form - Evaluation of HPCSA CPD Accredited Activity||Form CPD 7|
|Application for Recognition as an Accreditor of CPD Activities||Form CPD 4|
|For Accreditors/Accredited CPService Providers|
|Application for Approval of CPD Activities||Form CPD 2A|
|Application by Institutions or Associations for Accredited Service Provider Status||Form CPD 2|
|Certificate of CPD Attendance||Form CPD 3|
|Process Flow: New Application and Re-application for Accreditor Status||Form CPD 8|
|Checklist for Accreditors & Accredited Service Providers||Form CPD 11|
|Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy & Oral Hygiene||View document|
|Dietetics and Nutrition||View document|
|Emergency Care||View document|
|Environmental Health||View document|
|Medical, Dental and Medical Science|
|Medical Technology||View document|
|Occupational Therapy & Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics and Arts Therapy|
|Optometry & Dispensing Opticians||View document|
|Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics||View document|
|Radiography & Clinical Technology||View document|
|Speech, Language and Hearing||View document|
Maintenance of Licensure
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (Hereafter referred to as “HPCSA”) implement the Continuous Professions Development (Henceforth referred to as “CPD”) programme according to Section 26 of the Health Professions Act of 1974 (Act 56 of 1974). After thorough consultation with stakeholders, the HPCSA resolved to develop the system to enhance the current CPD programme that will assist the practitioner to demonstrate the competence linked to patient outcomes.
The three Professional Boards volunteered to participate in the development of the programme i.e. the Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics and Arts Therapy (henceforth referred to as “OCP”), Medical Technology (henceforth referred to as “MTB)”) and the Medical, Dental and Medical Sciences Board (henceforth referred to as “MDB”).
In order to develop fit-for-purpose programme, the three development boards have commenced has undertaken to consult further with stakeholders such as the professions, associations, service providers, departments, practitioners etc. to collaborate and create a system that the professions will find supportive and conducive to life-long learning and professional development.
The programme to enhance the CPD will be referred to as the Maintenance of Licensure (MoL).
|Ethics Booklet||click here|
|Booklet 1: General ethical guidelines for health care professions||click here|
|Booklet 2: Ethical and professioal rules of the Health Professions of South Africa||click here|
|Booklet 3: National Patients' Rights Charter||click here|
|Booklet 4: Seeking patients'informed consent: The ethical considerations||click here|
|Booklet 5: Confidentiality: Protecting and providing information||click here|
|Booklet 6: Guidelines for the management of patients with HIV infenctions or AIDS||click here|
|Booklet 7: Guidelines withholding and withdrawing treatment||click here|
|Booklet 8: Guidelines on Reproductive Health management||click here|
|Booklet 9: Guidelines on Patient Records||click here|
|Booklet 10: Guidelines for the practice of Telemedicine||click here|
|Booklet 11: Guidelines on over servicing, perverse incentives and related matters||click here|
|Booklet 12: Guidelines for the management of health care waste||click here|
|Booklet 13: General ethical guidelines for health researchers||click here|
|Booklet 14: Ethical Guidelines for Biotechnolgy Research in South Africa||click here|
|Booklet 15: Research, development and the use of the chemical, biological and nuclear weapons||click here|
|Booklet 16: Ethical Guidelines on Social Media||click here|
|Booklet 17: Ethical Guidelines on Palliative Care||click here|
The Health Committee regulates/advices impaired practitioners who suffer from mental or physical condition or the abuse of or dependence on chemical substances, which affects the competence, attitude, judgment or performance of a student or a person registered in terms of the Health Professions Council Act, (Act 56 of 1974) section 51. The Health Committee is a non-punitive Committee which was established to manage the compliance of the practitioners while also protecting the public. The Committee also focuses on the refinement of the regulations and procedures affecting the day to day functions and operations of the Health Committee.
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. For more information please visit the Health Committee page.
|Regulations Relating to Impairment of Students and Practitioners|
|Report by Independent Assessor appointend by the Committee|
As a result of the changing socio-economic environment in South Africa and its impact on the provision of health care in the country, the need arose for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to determine what may be regarded as acceptable business practices in the healthcare sector in order to protect the public. The Business Practice Policy document is therefore an exposition of some of the areas that continually beset the health care industry and affect the professional practices of practitioners registered with Council.
Policy on Business Practices
|List of institution considered in terms of Business Practice Policy and Ethical Rules|
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