ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
The Management of the Allied Health Professions Council wishes to encourage all its professionals who are yet to register with their professional bodies to do so to make the allied health family stronger and competitive in the health industry.
THIS NOTICE IS PREMISED ON PROFESSIONAL BODIES REGISTRATION ACT, 1973 (ACT 143).
Section 1 of Act 143 provides that “A Professional Body established in the Republic shall be registered in accordance with this Act”. What this means is that for there to be a professional body recognised under the laws of Ghana, it must have been registered with the Registrar of Companies. On the requirements for registration, kindly contact the Registrar’s office for details.
Section 17 of Act 143 is captioned: Registration of Professional Persons.
Section 17(1) provides that a person who is admitted or enrolled as a member of a registered professional body is entitled to be registered by the Registrar of Companies.
This means that it is obligatory for individual professionals to register with the Registrar, but such professionals must firstly belong to the Professional body.
Secondly, the professional shall be in good standing with his/her professional body as well.
It is instructive per Section 17(3) that a person shall not practice a profession in respect of which a professional body has been registered under the Act unless that person has been duly registered by the Registrar.
From the above provisions, firstly, the individual professional groups must be registered under the Act to qualify as a corporate body. Secondly, Individual professionals are obliged to have their names captured in the Registrar’s register. It is important to note that to qualify to register as an individual professional; you shall belong to your respective professional body. Not only that, but you must also be in good standing with your professional body.
Please, let us take note of the above pieces of information to strengthen our front within the health industry.
Daniel Atta Nyarko (Mr.)