HPCSAHealth Professions Council of South Africa
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Where a doctor has made disclosures about a deceased person's medical treatment in breach of rule 13(2)(c), the deceased person's next of kin or the executor of his or her estate may file a complaint with the HPCSA, and disciplinary action can be taken against the medical practitioner concerned for unethical conduct.
Regarding the risk factors used for 'targeted' NHS, 5 participants (21%) reported complying with the HPCSA risk factors, 4 (17%) reported using the JCIH recommendations and 4 (17%) reported using risk factors from both position statements.
Legal challenge to the HPCSA requirement initiated by registrars in KwaZulu-Natal [3] warrant closer scrutiny of the status quo and, for illustrative purposes, the College of Psychiatrists will be used as an example (the legal challenge will be discussed in further detail later in the article).
All that is required for registration is your name, surname, specialty, SAMA membership number and HPCSA number (which is included on your CPD certificate to comply with HPCSA CPD requirements).
The HPCSA has 'noted an increase' in alcohol and drug abuse among doctors, dentists, psychologists and other medical professionals.
The HPCSA states: 'Healthcare professionals should not discuss information about patients where they can be overheard or leave patients' records where they are vulnerable to disclosure, either on paper or electronically, where they can be seen by other patients, unauthorised healthcare personnel or the public.
Strict ethical guidelines set by the HPCSA to guide the profession and protect the public against exploitation hamper biokineticists to do marketing to the same extent as unregistered/unregulated professions.
To improve transparency and to protect patients, multiple parties in South Africa (including the HPCSA, several medical schemes and professional indemnity societies) have expressed a clear interest in compulsory accreditation for O&G ultrasound performance.
8 The HPCSA guidelines on confidentiality address the issue of disclosure of health information after a patient's death, and refer back to the law, stating that it is a legal requirement for the health care practitioner to complete the death notification form 'honestly and accurately'.
What is more important is that the HPCSA based their charge against me on the presumption that by answering a single tweet, whether or not that tweet sought generic information or specific medical advice, I (and therefore all medical practitioners doing the same in the future) had intentionally entered a doctor-patient relationship with the person posting the tweet.