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

Chapter II : Education, Training and Registration

34. Registration a prerequisite for practising a profession in respect of which a professional board has been established

[Section 34 heading substituted by section 32(a) of Act No. 29 of 2007]


(1) Subject to the provisions of sections 33(2)(c) and 39, no person shall practise within the Republic any health profession the scope of which has been defined by the Minister in terms of section 33(1), unless he or she is registered in terms of this Act in respect of such profession.

[Subsection (1) substituted by section 32(b) of Act No. 29 of 2007]


(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to the penalties mentioned in section 39.