Allied Health Professions of Brunei Darussalam Order, 2017
Allied Health Professions of Brunei Darussalam Order, 2017:
Protecting the Health, Safety and Well-Being of the Public
- The Allied Health Professions of Brunei Darussalam Order, 2017 which commenced on 1st July 2017 aims to protect the health, safety and well-being of the public. The implementation of the Order will bring Brunei Darussalam in line with the international standards that strive to ensure patient safety and high standard of health care, as well as to ensure the registered Allied Health Professionals are competent and fit to practise their professions within their scopes of practices.
The Order regulates a diverse group of 19 different Allied Health Professions including Audiology, Clinical Psychology or Psychology, Clinical Laboratory Science or Scientific Laboratory Science, Dietetic, Health Promotion, Maxillofacial Prosthetic and Technology, Medical Social Work, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Optometry or Opticianry, Orthoptics, Paramedics, Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Prosthetic and Orthotic, Public Health, Diagnostic Radiography or Therapeutic Radiography, Speech And Language Therapy or Speech Pathology, and Teaching of Hearing Impairment.
- Together with the enforcement of the Order is the establishment of a statutory body – the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam (AHPCBD) which governs and regulates the professionalism of all registered Allied Health Professionals in the country. The primary functions of the AHPCBD are to protect public interest through registration and issuance of practising certificates for registered Allied Health Professionals; to set standards for practice, conduct and training; as well as to maintain a register of Allied Health Professionals in Brunei Darussalam.
- There are four (4) types of registration namely full, restricted, conditional and temporary. The AHPCBD will ascertain the registration status of each applicant based on his/her qualifications and training, practice experience, and other pertinent credentials. All professionals listed above must register with the AHPCBD in order to continue or commence their practice in Brunei Darussalam within the first year from the enforcement date.
- A series of briefings were conducted earlier this year to introduce the criteria required for registration and the process involved during the initial phase, as well as penalties that may be imposed if any of the prescribed offences are committed. Allied Health Professionals who have yet to attend the briefing and especially those who are currently working in the non-governmental or private sectors in Brunei Darussalam, will also be given the opportunity to exchange ideas and share feedback between the relevant participants. The briefing will be conducted as follows:
Date: 30th September 2017, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Dewan Al-'Afiah, Ministry of Health, Commonwealth Drive, Bandar Seri Begawan
- For further information, the public may contact the Ministry of Health at 2381640 ext 6139 or via email at email@example.com
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Date : 23 September 2017 / 2 Muharram 1439
Reference : KK/PR/3