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

Chapter II : Education, Training and Registration

18. Keeping of registers


(1) The registrar shall keep registers in respect of persons registered in terms of this Act, and must enter in the appropriate register the name, relevant contact details, qualifications, date of initial registration and such other particulars (including, in the case of medical practitioners, dentists and psychologists, the name of their speciality or category, if any) as the professional board may determine, of every person whose application for registration in terms of section 17(2) has been granted.

[Subsection (1) substituted by section 18(a) of Act No. 29 of 2007]


(2) The registrar shall keep the registers correctly and in accordance with the provisions of this Act and shall remove therefrom the names of all registered persons who have died or whose names have to be removed in terms of this Act and shall from time to time make the necessary alterations to the entries contemplated in subsection (1) in respect of registered persons.

[Subsection (2) substituted by section 18(b) of Act No. 29 of 2007]


(3) Every registered person who changes his or her contact details shall in writing notify the registrar thereof within thirty days after such change.

[Subsection (e) substituted by section 18(c) of Act No. 29 of 2007]


(4) [Subsection (4) deleted by section 16(c) of Act No. 89 of 1997]


(5) No qualification shall be entered in the register unless the registrar is satisfied that the person claiming to possess such qualification is entitled thereto, or if the professional board is not so satisfied, and any entry which is proven to the satisfaction of the professional board to have been in error or through misrepresentation or in circumstances not authorised by this Act, may be removed from the register and a record of the reason for every such removal shall be made in the register, and the person in respect of whose entry such removal has been made, shall be notified thereof in the manner contemplated in section 19(2) and any certificate issued in respect of the registration in question shall be deemed to be cancelled as from the date on which notice has so been given.

[Subsection (5) substituted by section 18(d) of Act No. 29 of 2007]