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Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974)

Chapter II : Education, Training and Registration

16. Control over training


(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any other law contained but subject to the provisions of the Nursing Act, 1978 (Act No. 50 of 1978), no person or educational institution, excluding a university or a technikon, may offer or provide any training having as its object to qualify any person for the practising of any profession to which the provisions of this Act apply or for the carrying on of any other activity directed to the mental or physical examining of any person or to the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any mental or physical defect, illness or deficiency in man, unless such training has been approved by the professional board concerned.

[Subsection (1) substituted by section 14 of Act No. 89 of 1997]


(2) Any person or educational institution wishing to offer such training as is referred to in subsection (1) shall, before offering such training, apply to the professional board concerned in writing for its approval of such training and shall furnish such particulars regarding such training as the professional board concerned may require.

[Subsection (1) substituted by section 14 of Act No. 89 of 1997]


(3) The professional board concerned may grant or refuse any application made in terms of subsection (2) and, having granted such application, may prescribe such conditions and requirements as it may deem fit subject to which the training in question may be provided.

[Subsection (3) substituted by section 14 of Act No. 89 of 1997]


(4) [Subsection (4) deleted by section 53 of Act No. 88 of 1996]


(5) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

[Subsection (5) substituted by section 14 of Act No. 89 of 1997]