Telephone & Video Consultations
South African health professionals can now have video and telephone consultations with patients without seeing them face-to-face. This is one of the new regulations amended by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in an effort to prevent health professionals from contracting COVID-19.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa says it realised that the previous regulations limited professionals who wanted to increase access to healthcare to patients, without physical contact. The previous regulations allowed doctors to have an online consultation with patients whom they’ve treated previously and have their health history.