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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Health Professions Act, No. 56 of 1974
(...Title amended by Act _ - was entiteld ""Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act,  1974")

Long title


To consolidate and amend the laws providing for the establishment of the South African Medical and Dental Council, for control over the training of and for the registration of medical practitioners, dentists and practitioners of supplementary health service professions; to provide for control over the training of and for the registration of psychologists; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.
 Definitions

CHAPTER I. CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OBJECTS, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL
2. Continued existence of South African Medical and Dental Council
3. Objects of the council
4. General powers of the Council
5. Constitution of council
6. Vacation of office and filing of vacancies
7. President and vice-president
8. Meetings of the council
9. Quorum and procedure at meetings
10. Executive committee
11. Other committees
12. Appointment of registrar and staff
13. Financing of council
14. Minister may rectify defects
15. Establishment of professional boards in respect of certain professions
CHAPTER II. TRAINING AND REGISTRATION
16. Control over training
17. Registration a prerequisite for practicing
18. Keeping of registers
19. Removal of name from, and restroraton to, register
20. Appeal against refusal to register or removal from register
21. Custody and publication of registers
22. Register as proof
23. Issue of deuplicate registratoin certificate, certificate of status, extract from register or certificate by registrar
24. Qualifications prescribed for registration
25. Prescribing of qualifications obtained outside Republic by South African citizens
26. Limited registration
27. Exemption of certain registered persons holding qualifications prescribed under sectoni 25(2) from certain restrictions
28. Exemption of certain registered persons holding qualifications referred to in sectoin 26(1)(a) or 26(1)(c), from certain restrictions
29. Registration of certain persons so as to enable them to give educational deminstration
30.  Registration of certain persons so as to enable them to engage in post-graduate studies
31. Universitites to furnish the council with certain particulars
32. Examinations and registration of persons practising supplementary health service professions
33. Definition of scope of professions referred to in sectoin 32 and registration of certain persons
34. Minister may declare certain areas to be prscribed areas in relation to certain professions and amy make regulations for other areas
35. 35. Registration and use of additional qualifications, and registration of specialities
CHAPTER III. OFFENCES BY UNREGISTERED PERSONS
36. Penalties for practising as a medical practituoner or as an intern or for performing certain other acts, while unregistered
37. Penalties for practising as a psychologist or for performing certain other acts whilee unregistered
38. Penalties for practising as a dentist, or for performing certain other acts, while unregistered
39. Prohibition of performance for gain of certain acts in prescribed aareas by unregistered persons
40. Penalty for professing to be registered person
CHAPTER IV. DISCIPLINARY POWERS OF THE COUNCIL
41. Inquiry by council into charges of misconduct
42. Matters for and procedure at inquiry by the council
43. Postponement of imposition of penalty and suspension of operation of penalty
44. Effect of suspension or removal from reigster
45. Cognizance by council of conduct of registered persons under certain circumstances
46. Penalty for false evidence
47. Limitation of liability
48. Inquiry by professional board of a profession into charges of misconduct by members of such profession
49. Council to make rules relating to offences under this Chapter
50. Council may after consultatoin with professional board concerned make rules specifying acts or omissions for the purposes of section 48
51. Restrictoin in or suspensio from practice of registered person
CHAPTER V. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
52. Medical practitioners or dentists may dispense medicines
53. Charges by registered persons
54. Consultation by council with professional board in case of certain determinations under section 53(3)
55. Penalty for false representation inducing registration, for false entires in register and for impersonation
56. Death of person under anaesthetic
57. Commission on prescriptions
58. Onus of proof
59. Limitations in respect of unregistered persons
60. Investigation of matters relating to the teaching or training of certain classes of persons
61. Regulations
62. Levying of annual fees on certain registered persons
63. Levying of annual fees on persons registered as psychologist or under section 32
64. Repeal of laws
65. Application of Act in South West  Africa
66. Short title and commencement
Sch.  SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED [s64]
 
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