oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Professional regulation : : forum

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



Health care professionals face medicolegal threats from numerous quarters - complaints, inquests, litigation, and investigation with possible disciplinary action by their regulatory body. To the individual practitioner the regulatory body is the most personal, as not only do they run the risk of public criticism by the regulatory body but also the possibility of censure. Sanction may include the temporary or permanent loss of their ability to practise with concomitant loss of income.

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