The Code of Ethics covers the professional conduct of all the registered health practitioners apart from nurses and midwives who are covered under a different Act.
This Code of Ethics describes the statutory basis and machinery of the Council’s jurisdiction in cases of professional misconduct and criminal offenses. It also deals with various forms of misconduct that may lead to proceedings by the Disciplinary Committee.
It contains specific advice in certain areas of professional conduct and further describes the statutory basis and machinery of the Council’s jurisdiction in relation to practitioners whose fitness to practice is adversely impaired by their physical or mental illness.
It should be noted that this Code of Ethics outlines basic principles of professional practice across the board. It is not a substitute for the specific Code of Ethics for the various health practitioners registered by the HPCZ. Codes of Ethics are “profession-specific” rather than generic.