NATURAL SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONS ACT: FIELDS OF PRACTICE
Title: Natural Scientific Professions Act 27 of 2003: Fields of Practice
Government Notice: GN 1167 in GG 39433 of 20 November 2015
Date of commencement: 20 November 2015
Potentially affected controls: Natural Scientific Practitioners involved in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s) and associated Specialist Studies
The purpose of this Act is to provide for the establishment of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) and for the registration of professional, candidate and certificated natural scientists. No person may practise in any of the fields of practice listed in Schedule I, unless he or she is registered as a professional natural scientist, candidate natural scientist or a certified natural scientist in terms of this Act. Only a registered person may practise in a consulting capacity.
The fields of practice have been amended by the removal of the fields “Natural Science Education Science” and the adding of the fields “Specified Science” and “Statistical Science”.