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HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT (CHAPTER 27:19)

CHAPTER 27:19

HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

Act 6/2000, 22/2001 (s. 4), 14/2002 (s. 43), 28/2004 (s. 29).

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY

Section

  1. Short title.

PART II

HEALTH PROFESSIONSAUTHORITY

  1. Interpretation in Part II.
  2. Establishment of Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Authority.
  4. Membership of Authority.
  5. Disqualification for membership of Authority.
  6. Terms of office and conditions of service of members.
  7. Vacation of office by members and filling of vacancies.
  8. Notification of membership of Authority.
  9. President and vice-president of Authority.
  10. Meetings and procedure of Authority.
  11. Committees of Authority.
  12. Minutes of proceedings of Authority and committees.
  13. Funds of Authority.
  14. Financial year of Authority.
  15. Accounts of Authority and audit of accounts.
  16. Reports and financial statements of Authority.
  17. Annual congress.
  18. Mediation by Authority in disputes.
  19. Appeals to Authority against decisions of councils.
  20. Minister may give Authority directions in national interest.

PART III

SECRETARIAT ANDINSPECTORATE OFAUTHORITY

  1. Interpretation in Part III.
  2. Secretary-General and other members of staff.
  3. Inspectors and their powers.
  4. Offences in connection with inspectors.

PART IV

MEDICAL AND DENTALPRACTITIONERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part IV.
  2. Establishment of Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART V

ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part V.
  2. Establishment of Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART VI

NATURALTHERAPISTSCOUNCIL OFZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part VI.
  2. Establishment of Natural Therapists Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART VII

NURSESCOUNCIL OFZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part VII.
  2. Establishment of Nurses Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART VIII

PHARMACISTSCOUNCIL OFZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part VIII.
  2. Establishment of Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART IX

MEDICAL LABORATORY AND CLINICAL SCIENTISTS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part IX.
  2. Establishment of Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART X

ENVIRONMENTALHEALTH PRACTITIONERS COUNCIL OFZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation in Part X.
  2. Establishment of Environmental Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council

PART XI

MEDICAL REHABILITATION COUNCIL OFZIMBABWE

  1. Interpretation of Part XI.
  2. Establishment of Medical Rehabilitation Council of Zimbabwe.
  3. Functions and powers of Council.
  4. Membership of Council.

PART XII

QUALIFICATIONS FOR AND CONDITIONS OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF COUNCILS

  1. Disqualifications for membership of councils.
  2. Terms of office and conditions of service of members of councils.
  3. Vacation of office by member of council.
  4. Filling of vacancies on councils.
  5. Chairmen and vice-chairmen of councils.

PART XIII

MEETINGS, PROCEEDINGS AND COMMITTEES OF COUNCILS

  1. Interpretation in Part XIII.
  2. Meetings and procedure of councils.
  3. Committees of councils.
  4. Executive committee.
  5. Practice control committee.
  6. Disciplinary committee.
  7. Education committee.
  8. Minutes of proceedings of councils and committees.
  9. Establishment of professional board.

PART XIV

REGISTRARS, STAFF AND FINANCES OF COUNCILS

  1. Registrars and other staff of councils.
  2. Funds, accounts and audit.
  3. Annual fees.

PART XV

REGISTERS AND REGISTRATIONCERTIFICATES

  1. Specialists registers.
  2. Alteration of name of register.
  3. Registers to be open for inspection.
  4. Duties of registrar and certificates of registration.
  5. Offences in connection with registers, etc.
  6. Publication of registers.
  7. Registers to be evidence.

PART XVI

REGISTRATION AND ERASURE FROM REGISTERS

  1. Qualifications for registration to be prescribed.
  2. Procedure for registration.
  3. Register of vocational trainees.
  4. Provisional registration.
  5. Registration of additional qualification.
  6. Erasures from register.

PART XVII

PRACTISING CERTIFICATES

  1. Interpretation in Part XVII.
  2. Health practitioners not to practise without practising certificates.
  3. Application for practising certificate.
  4. Issue, renewal and refusal of practising certificate.
  5. Period of validity of practising certificate.
  6. Withdrawal of practising certificate.

PART XVIII

REGISTRATION OF HEALTH INSTITUTIONS

  1. Interpretation in Part XVIII.
  2. Application of Part XVIII.
  3. Health institutions to be registered. 100. Register of health institutions.
  4. Application for registration of health institution.
  5. Approval or refusal of application for registration of health institution.
  6. Registration of health institution.
  7. Duration and renewal of registration of health institution.
  8. Cancellation and variation of registration of health institution. 106. Display and return of registration certificate.

PART XIX

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