In pursuance of the Health Professional Act July 1999, the authority to give authorisation and licences to health care personnel lies with SAFH. The objective of this Act is to contribute to safety for patients and quality within the health service as well as trust in both health personnel and the health service. This Act applies to health personnel and facilities where health care is being provided.
SAFH is responsible for granting the professional authorisation required in order to practice the applicants' profession within the legally regulated health personnel categories. Authorisation represents full and permanent approval, while licences impose one or more limitations with respect to duration, independent or supervised practise, etc.
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