Employer and Labour Unions in the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council have signed Resolution 2 of 2018: Agreement on payment of annual statutory registration fees in respect of health care occupations for the Health and Social Development Departments.
All provincial government health practitioner employees must liaise with their respective provincial health departments to check if deductions were done on PERSAL for payment of their annual fees for 2020/21. In terms of the Health Professions Act, practitioners will stay responsible for the payment of any outstanding annual fees to Council.
As of 15 July 2020, the HPCSA membership status for provincial healthcare employees are as follows:
- Monies received: Practitioners working for the departments below are advised to check their accounts online at the end of July 2020 to ensure their accounts are fully paid up and if not to make payment to HPCSA to ensure practitioner does not get suspended:
- Mpumalanga Provincial Health Department – monies received and allocated by the HPCSA
- Western Cape Provincial Health Department- monies received and allocated by the HPCSA
- Northern Cape Provincial Health Department – monies received and will be allocated to individual practitioner accounts in August 2020
- Limpopo Provincial Health Department – monies received and allocated by the HPCSA
- Eastern Cape Provincial Health Department – monies received and allocated by the HPCSA
- Monies not received: The HPCSA has not received any information from the following bodies and advises that practitioners employed by these departments to make the required payments directly to the HPCSA:
- Free State Provincial Health Department
- Gauteng Provincial Health Department
- KwaZulu Natal Provincial Health Department
- National Department of Social Development
- North West Provincial Health Department
Monies received from practitioners will be allocated against the oldest debt first. It is important that practitioners access the Online Renewals portal to ensure that there is no other balance due and payable.
The payment period has been extended until 30 September 2020. Failure to pay by the due date will result in immediate suspension from the register.