The Health Professions Council monitors the quality of healthcare professions throughout The Bahamas and oversees the delivery of healthcare in the country. The emergence of new health professions presents opportunities for health service administration and regulation to evolve while ensuring that guidelines are updated, and the required basic standards consistently met.
The HPC creates a strong foundation for the formation of minimum Standards or Qualification; Registration of Health Professionals; the issuance of Licences; protection of the welfare and interest of Health Professionals and the establishment and regulation of a professional Code of Conduct for Health Professionals.
As of January 2017, there are over 1,000 active registrants listed on the Health Professions registry. The Health Professions Act also makes provisions for additional health professionals to join at any time.