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


Regulations Defining the Scope of the Profession of Audiology

1. Definitions


In these regulations "the Act" means the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974), and any expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act bears that meaning unless the context otherwise indicates.



means the Professional Board for Speech, Language and Hearing Professions established in terms of section 15 of the Act;



means a section of the Act;


"scope of the profession"

means the complete range of Audiology professional endeavours (within agreed boundaries) that includes the distinctive body of knowledge and skills, abilities and values for which professionals suitably educated and trained, and sufficiently experienced, have autonomy in performance of work; there is public recognition of the authority of the practitioner by virtue of operation within ethical standards, a service orientation, and making expertise available to others.