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Associated Health Service Professions Amendment Act (No. 63 of


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To amend the Associated Health Service Professions Act, 1982, so as to delete, define or further define certain expressions; to change the name of the South African Associated Health Service Professions Board to the Chiropractors, Homeopaths and Allied Health Service Professions Council; to extend the general functions of the council; to provide for the establishment of professional boards for allied health service professions; to further regulate the registration of practitioners; to provide for the establishment of allied health service professions and for defining the scope thereof; to further regulate the prescribing of qualifications and temporary registration; to further regulate the registration of certain persons to give education or training, and the registration of students; to provide for the removal of names registered in error or through fraud; to provide for inquiries by professional boards into alleged misconduct by practitioners of allied health service professions; to increase the fines that may be imposed for misconduct; to provide for the payment of a fine where a person charged with misconduct admits his guilt; to provide that the execution of certain penalties may be suspended in part; to provide that a professional board may also take cognizance of certain conduct of practitioners; to provide for offences and
penalties in respect of certain acts committed by practitioners of allied health service professions; to extend the powers of the Minister to make regulations and to increase the penalty for any contravention of the regulations; to provide that an aggrieved person may appeal to an appeal committee; and to provide that the Minister may exempt a juristic person from the operation of the Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



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