As a professional association, the Biokinetics Association of South Africa acts on behalf of its members to manage the primary concerns of Biokinetics.
- Standards of Training
- Standards of Practice
- Remuneration of Practitioners
- Awareness of the Profession
The manner in which this is conducted is as follows:
Standards of Training
- Liaison with the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s Education Committee.
- Liaison with the tertiary training institutions that offer Biokinetics as a course of study.
Standards of Practice
- Presenting Biennial Merit Awards to practitioners recognized by their peers for extraordinary contributions in expanding the practice of the Biokinetics profession.
- Liaison with the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s Education Committee with respect to Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
- Liaison with the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s Ethics Committee with respect to breach professional ethics and cases of questionable practice.
- Remuneration of Practitioners.
- Liaison with the Department of Heath with respect to the NHRPL (National Health Price Reference List) for Services paid by Medical Aids.
- Liaison with Compensation Commissioner with respect to Injury on Duty Claims.
Awareness of the Profession
- Creation of a general awareness among the public and on the internet regarding the practice of Biokinetics and the specific location of member Biokineticists through the contents of the Association’s Website and a Service Providers Directory on the Website, respectively.
- Emphasis and maintenance of the status of the Biokinetics profession within and among allied health professions of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
- Initiation and maintenance of relations with allied National organisations and associations, such as the Sport Science and Information Agency of South Africa and the South African Sports Medicine Association.
- Initiation and maintenance of relations with allied International organisations and associations, such as the World Federation of Athletic, Sport and Exercise Therapy and the International Institute for Health Promotion.
The aim of the Association is to promote and protect the profession of Biokinetics. This aim is pursued by:
- Protecting and promoting the professional interests of its members;
- Serving as a professional organization for Biokineticists in the Republic of South Africa;
- Promoting the ethical standards of the profession;
- Co-operating and liaise on a national and international level with organizations and institutions with similar aims and objectives than those of the Association;
- Serve in an advisory capacity to government, provincial and local authorities, as well as institutions when it appears to be necessary, or to enter into discussion and cooperating with them on matters of importance to the members of the Association;
- Obtaining the services of people, companies or institutions in such a way where it is advisable and necessary;
- Collecting and distributing information to its members that can be considered important and advantageous to the Association in the reaching of its aims;
- Promoting research and training;
- Keeping of applicable registers;
- Generating funds to enable the Association to reach its goals.
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