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HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA: CHALLENGES MR J B MBHELE GENERAL MANAGER: PROFESSIONAL BOARDS 28 FEBRUARY 2012 1.

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1 HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA: CHALLENGES MR J B MBHELE GENERAL MANAGER: PROFESSIONAL BOARDS 28 FEBRUARY

2 INTRODUCTION 1.HPCSA ESTABLISHED BY THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT NUMBER 56 OF 1974 (AS AMENDED BY ACT NUMBER 29 OF 2007). 2.FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF:- A. GUIDING THE PROFESSIONS B. PROTECTING THE PUBLIC 2

3 INTRODUCTION 3. HPCSA REGULATES PROFESSIONS WHICH FALL WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION. 4. THE ULTIMATE GOALS OF THE HPCSA IS A HEALTHY SOUTH AFRICAN POPULATION 3

4 THE HPCSA 12 PROFESSIONAL BOARDS 26 PROFESSIONS UNDER THE HPCSA LATEST PROFESSION: CLINICAL ASSOCIATE REGISTERED PRACTITIONERS 4

5 THE HPCSA 1.SET MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2.MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH SET STANDARDS 3.REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF PRACTITIONERS 5

6 THE HPCSA 1.DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT 2. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 6

7 RECENT CHANGES AFFECTING THE HPCSA HEALTH PROFESSIONS AMENDMENT (2007) NATIONAL HEALTH ACT (2003) CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (2008) COMPETITIONS ACT (1998) 7

8 THE HPCSA: CHALLENGES THE ADVENT OF MANAGED CARE INCREASING COMMERCIALIZATION IN HEALTH CARE INCREASING LEGALIZATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS 8

9 THE HPCSA: CHALLENGES QUESTIONS AROUND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PEER REVIEW SYSTEM CONCERNS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR ETHICS IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING 9

10 THE HPCSA: CHALLENGES CHALLENGES IN INTER-SECTORAL COLLABORATION THE NQF ACT 2008 GREEN PAPER ON POST SCHOOL EDUCATION LACK OF RESOURCES 10

11 THE HPCSA: CHALLENGES THANK YOU 11


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