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

Chapter III : Offences by Unregistered Persons

40. Penalty for professing to be a registered person or holder of certain qualifications


Any person who is not registered in respect of any health profession, but—

(a) pretends to be so registered in respect of such profession; or
(b) uses any name, title, description or symbol indicating, or calculated to lead persons to infer that he or she is the holder of any qualification which by rule under this Act is recognised by the relevant professional board as acceptable for registration in respect of such profession, but of which qualification he or she is not the holder; or
(c) uses any name declared by regulation to be a name which may not be used,

shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years, or to both a fine and such imprisonment.


[Section 40 substituted by section 39 of Act No. 29 of 2007]