INSTOPP has set out the following minimum requirements as guideline to set up your own Private Practice:

  • Registration with the HPCSA – register HERE

  • Registration with the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF) – register HERE

  • Membership of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA):  email for more information

  • Membership of special interest groups in the field of practice

  • Knowledge on the rules and ethical standards as set out by the HPCSA – click HERE 

  • Rules of conduct pertaining specifically to the profession of Occupational Therapy – click HERE (Booklet 2, Annexure 7 – page 38)

  • Knowledge on coding and billing in private practice.  For your next coding and billing course, view our course calendar

  • Mentorship in your area of interest. Please email

  • Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (revised July 2005)


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