JOHANNESBURG - The Health Professions Council of South Africa says the increasing number of bogus practitioners concerns it.
Several such people were arrested in Johannesburg this week.
The HPCSA says health practitioners including medical doctors, dentists, dieticians and physiotherapists have to renew their registration annually by 1 April.
“If they are registered with us then we have jurisdiction over them and once they are not registered with us, we have no jurisdiction and there is no way we can protect the public because we need to know who is practicing and whether they are fully registered with the HPCSA and they gave the correct qualifications,” said Dr Raymond Billa from the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Billa says health practitioners should display a registration certificate in their offices to indicate their name, qualification and whether they are registered with the HPCSA or not.