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Traditional Health Practitioners Act, No. 35 of 2004

Long title


To establish the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa; to provide for a regulatory framework to ensure the efficacy, safety and quality of traditional health care services; to provide for the management and control over the registration, training and conduct of practitioners, students and specified categories in the traditional health practitioners profession; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS
1.  Definitions
2.  Purpose of Act
3.  Application of Act

CHAPTER 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF INTERIM TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA
4.  Establishment of Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council
5.  Objects of Council
6.  Functions of Council
7.  Constitution of Council
8.  Vacation of office and filling of vacancies
9.  Disqualification as member of Council
10.  Chairperson and vice-chairperson
11.  Meetings of Council
12.  Quorum and procedure at meeting
13.  Executive committee of Council
14.  Other committees of Council
15.  Remuneration of members of Council and committees
16.  Funds of Council
17.  Accounting officer

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRAR, STAFF OF REGISTRAR AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
18.  Appointment of registrar
19.  Functions of registrar
20.  Staff of registrar
21.  Application for registration to practise
22.  Qualifications for registration
23.  Removal from and restoration of name to register
24.  Issue of duplicate registration certificate, certificate of status and extract from register or certificate
25.  Custody and publication of registers
26.  Register as proof
27.  Right of appeal
28.  Conditions relating to continuing education

CHAPTER 4. DISCIPLINARY INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS BY COUNCIL
29.  Laying of complaints
30.  Inquiries into charges of misconduct
31.  Manner in which certain investigations may be instituted
32.  Entering and search of premises, attachment and removal of documents
33.  Report by investigating officer
34.  Procedure at inquiry and relevant matters
35.  Postponement of imposition of penalty and suspension of penalty or part thereof
36.  Effect of suspension or removal from register
37.  Cognisance by Council of conduct under certain circumstances
38.  Penalty for false evidence
39..  Limitation of liability
40.  Rules relating to offences
41.  Inquiries in respect of mentally impaired registered persons

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
42.  Fees charged by registered persons
43.  False representations, false entries in register and impersonation
44.  Limitations in respect of unregistered persons
45.  Investigation of matters relating to teaching or training of certain classes of persons
46.  Exemptions
47.  Regulations
48.  Rules
49.  Offences
50.  Payment of annual fees
51.  Transitional provisions
52.  Short title and commencement

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