The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.
Council’s objects includes those of upholding and maintaining professional standards within the health professions and ensure the investigation of complaints concerning persons registered in terms of the Health Professions Act and to ensure that appropriate disciplinary action is taken against such persons in accordance with the Act in order to protect the interest of the public.
The professional boards have been empowered by the Act to institute an inquiry into any complaint, charge or allegation of unprofessional conduct against any person registered under the Act, and, on finding such a person guilty of such a conduct, to impose any of the penalties prescribed in section 42(1) of the Act.
Unprofessional conduct which does not warrant the holding of a formal professional conduct inquiry (minor transgression) is referred for an alternative dispute resolution process by the Ombudsman who mediates on such minor transgressions.
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Perusal, Analysis and Categorization of a Complaint
Mediation by Ombudsman
Professional Conduct Inquiry