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

Chapter II : Education, Training and Registration

24A. Community service


(1) Notwithstanding section 24, any person registering for the first time in a category of registration listed in the regulations made in terms of this Act shall perform remunerated community service in health care for a period of one year in terms of the regulations contemplated in subsection (2) and shall, on the completion of such service, be entitled to practise the profession.


(2) The Minister may, after consultation with the council, make regulations concerning the performance of the service contemplated in subsection (1), including but not limited to—
(a) the place or places at which it is to be performed;
(b) the conditions of employment pertaining to persons who perform such service;
(c) the registration categories excluded from such services.


[Section 24A substituted by section 25 of Act No. 29 of 2007]