STARTING A PRIVATE PRACTICE

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 otoffice@uitweb.co.za 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 admin@instopp.co.za

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

HPCSA BOOKLETS

Being registered as a health care professional with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) confers on us the right and privilege to practise our profession. Correspondingly, practitioners have moral or ethical duties to others and society. These duties are generally in keeping with the principles of the South African Constitution (Act No. 108 of 1996) and the obligations imposed on health care practitioners by law.

BOOKLET 1

General ethical guidelines for health care professions

BOOKLET 4

Seeking patients’ informed consent: The ethical considerations

BOOKLET 7

Guidelines withholding and withdrawing treatment

BOOKLET 10

Guidelines for the practice of Telemedicine

BOOKLET 13

General ethical guidelines for health researchers

BOOKLET 2

Ethical and professional rules of the Health Professions of South Africa

BOOKLET 5

Confidentiality: Protecting and providing information

BOOKLET 8

Guidelines on Reproductive Health management

BOOKLET 11

Guidelines on over servicing, perverse incentives and related matters

BOOKLET 14

Ethical Guidelines for Biotechnology Research in South Africa

BOOKLET 3

National Patients’ Rights Charter

BOOKLET 6

Guidelines for the management of patients with HIV infections or AIDS

BOOKLET 9

Guidelines on Patient Records

BOOKLET 12

Guidelines for the management of health care waste

BOOKLET 15

Research, development and the use of the chemical, biological and nuclear weapons

BOOKLET 16

Ethical Guidelines on Social Media

BOOKLET 17

Ethical Guidelines on Palliative Care

Being registered as a health care professional with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) confers on us the right and privilege to practise our profession. Correspondingly, practitioners have moral or ethical duties to others and society. These duties are generally in keeping with the principles of the South African Constitution (Act No. 108 of 1996) and the obligations imposed on health care practitioners by law.

HPCSA BOOKLETS

CODING &  PROCEDURES

For Procedural & Coding guidelines for Occupational Therapists in Private Practice, please click HERE

ICD-10 CODES

ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes.

 

ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion that allows for:

  • Easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health information for evidenced-based decision-making;

  • Sharing and comparing health information between hospitals, regions, settings and countries;

  • Data comparisons in the same location across different time periods.


If you would like more information regarding ICD10 codes, please click HERE

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