Saturday, January 20, 2007

Doctors get official pardon with registartion payments

By Tando Mfengwana
20 January 2007

The Health Professions Council has given an official pardon to doctors who have fallen behind with their annual registration payments.

The council ahs announced that it will waive penalties to doctors local and abroad, to help them get to work in South Africa.

An amnesty period will kick off on February first until the 30th of April.

Doctors who take advantage of this must work for 100 hours in the public health service, or a non-government health organisation.

Failing to do so within six months of their restoration, they will need to pay full restoration fees.

The council’s registrar, advocate Boyce Mkhize told the Cape Argus that this only applies to practitioners living locally and abroad, whose registration have lapsed and who have not practised for up to two years.


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