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· Allied Health Professionals encompass a broad group of health professionals who use scientific principles and evidence-based principles for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health, and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings.  

 

· The allied health professionals’ council of Grenada is a corporate body pursuant to section 55 subsection 2 of the Health Practitioner’s Act No. 16 of 2010.  

 

· The allied health professionals’ council’s is the only official body based on the Act to facilitate registration, license and regulation of allied health practitioners.  

 

· The allied health professionals’ council’s task is to enforce regulatory procedures and take the necessary actions where applicable.  

 

· All allied health professionals are mandated by law to be registered and licensed to practice in the State of Grenada.  

 

· The registration process does not allow professionals to practice in the State of Grenada.  

 

· Professionals must have a valid license to practice in the State of Grenada.  

 

· A license certificate is the only evidence of entitlement to practice in the State of Grenada.  

 

· License certificate should be visibly displayed at the various points of services delivery.  

 

· The general public seeking services has the right to request and view practitioners’ license certificate prior to service delivery in cases where it is not visible.  

 

· All of the following professional are considered allied health practitioners: Massage therapist, nutritionist, dental hygienist, physical therapist, speech therapist radiographers, sonographers, psychologist, art therapist, osteopath, naturopath, herbalist, audiologist, laboratory technologist, optician etc.  

 

· It is an offense to practice an allied health profession in the State of Grenada without being registered and licensed.  

 

· Anyone who is found in contravention of the Act commits an offence and is liable on conviction to fine or confinement.  

 

· Those convicted for contravention of the law can be fined amounts ranging from $20,000 to $250,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years.  

 

· Licenses are valid for a period of three (3) year.