The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) is a professional board under the Ministry of Health which governs and regulates the professional conduct and ethics of registered allied health professionals, in accordance to the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
|Functions of the Allied Health Professions Council|
Section 7 of the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 states that the functions of the AHPC are to:
a) Approve or reject applications for registration under this Act and to approve any such applications subject to such conditions and restrictions as it may think fit;
b) Issue practising certificates to registered allied health professionals;
c) Accredit programmes for, and providers of, the training and assessment of persons seeking to become registered allied health professionals;
d) Accredit programmes for, and providers of, the continuing professional education of registered allied health professionals;
e) Determine and regulate the standards of practice, competence, conduct and ethics of registered allied health professionals;
f) Keep and maintain the registers;
g) Coordinate and supervise the activities of the committees and professional boards appointed under section 12; and
h) Generally to do all such acts, matters and things as are necessary or authorised to be carried out under or for the purposes of the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.