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Regulations on the Profession of Podiatry Drawn Up

September 21, 2021

Department of Health

New Regulations Defining the Scope of the Profession of Podiatry are in the pipeline.

The health department published the Draft Regulations in Government Gazette 45176 for comment in terms of the Health Professions Act.

The Draft Regulations set out the acts pertaining to the profession of podiatry.

They aim to repeal Regulations published in 1982.

Comment is invited within three months of the date of publication.

Other notices include:

• Notice 879 – draft regulations relating to the constitution of the medical and dental professions board – focus on constitution of the Board – comment within three months of the date of publication;
• Notice 880 – draft regulations relating to the names that may not be used in relation to the profession of dietetics or nutrition – focus on names that may not be used – comment within three months of the date of publication;
• Notice 881 – draft regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene – focus on acts of oral hygiene – comment within three months of the date of publication;
• Notice 882 – Pharmacy Act – draft regulations relating to fees payable to council – focus on fees payable to council – comment within three months of the date of publication;
• Notice 883 – Medicines and Related Substances Act – updates to schedules;
• Notice 884 – Health Professions Act – regulations relating to the conditions under which registered orthoptists may practice their profession – repeal.