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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

 

1.    What is the Allied Health Professions of Brunei Darussalam Order, 2017?

It is a mandated regulation to register Allied Health Professionals for the protection of the health, safety and wellbeing of the public. This is to ensure that the registered Allied Health Professionals are competent and fit to practise within their scopes of practices in their professions.

 

2.    Who are the Allied Health Professionals?

They are a diverse group of health professionals who provide wide range of services for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health in both the medical and health sectors.

 

3.    When was the Allied Health Professions of Brunei Order, 2017 enforced?

1st July 2017.

 

4.    Which Allied Health Professions will be regulated under this Order?

A total of nineteen (19) professions will be regulated and they are as follows:

  1. Audiology
  2. Clinical Psychology or Psychology
  3. Clinical Laboratory Science or Scientific Laboratory Science
  4. Dietetic
  5. Health Promotion
  6. Maxillofacial Prosthetic and Technology
  7. Medical Social Work
  8. Nutrition
  9. Occupational Therapy
  10. Optometry or Opticianry
  11. Orthoptics
  12. Paramedics
  13. Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy
  14. Podiatry
  15. Prosthetic and Orthotic
  16. Public Health
  17. Diagnostic Radiography or Therapeutic Radiography
  18. Speech and Language Therapy or Speech Pathology
  19. Teaching of Hearing Impairment

     

5.    What is the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam?

It is a statutory body established in accordance with the Allied Health Professions of Brunei Order, 2017 to govern and regulate the professionalism of all registered Allied Health Professionals.

 

6.    What are the primary functions of the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam?

The primary functions of the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam 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.

 

7.    Who is required to register with the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam?

Any health professionals who use one of the nineteen (19) regulated titles must be registered to commence or continue their practice in Brunei Darussalam.

 

8.    When does the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam commence registration?

Two phases: (1) 1st November 2017 for all Allied Health Professionals working in Ministry of Health; (2) 1st January 2018 for all Allied Health Professionals working in other Ministries, semi-government organisations, NGOs and private sectors.

 

9.    How do they register with the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam?

Step 1:

Log into the Ministry of Health website to download the registration form. Instructions are available on the same webpage regarding the type of supporting documents required for registration.

Step 2:

Completed form and supporting documents must be submitted to the Boards Management Office located on 2nd Floor at Ministry of Health.

Step 3:

All applications will be forwarded to the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam for evaluation against registration standards. This is to determine the registration status of each applicant based on his/her qualifications and training, practice experience, and other pertinent credentials.

Step 4:

Successful applicants will be contacted to collect their registration certificate and annual practising licence at Boards Management Office upon full payment in cash.

 

10. How much does the applicant need to pay for initial registration?

B$100.00 for one-time registration fee and B$50.00 for annual practising licence.

 

11. What are the different types of registration?

There are four (4) types of registration namely full, restricted, conditional and temporary.

 

12. When is the deadline of registration?

All Allied Health Professionals must register with the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam by 30th March 2018.

 

13. What happens if an Allied Health Professional does not register by the end of the grace period?

A person who is not registered within the stipulated timeframe and who misuses a designated title is breaking the law and may be prosecuted.

 

14. What about those health professionals whose professions are not found in the regulated list?

At present, they are not required to register with the Allied Health Professions Council of Brunei Darussalam. However, there is a provision in the Allied Health Professions of Brunei Order, 2017 to regulate additional Allied Health Professions and other affiliates in the future.

 

15. Who can I contact if I have any further question?

Please contact us via email at ahp.council@moh.gov.bn or Talian Darussalam 123 or 2381640 ext 7632.