Licence period renewal has began and you are advised to come and renew your licences
Why register and renew your license?
All the nurses, midwives and nursing assistants working in Lesotho are required by legislation (Nurses & midwifes Act no: 12 of 1998) to register and renew their practicing licenses annually by attaining a minimum of 12 CPD points each year together with a prescribed fee for re-licensure. The CPD logbook has to be verified and signed by the in-charge officer where the registrant is working. For registrants who are not working, their CPD logbooks are verified and signed for at District Health Management Team (DHMT)
Failure to adhere/comply to the re-licensure requirements, will result in an individual being non-compliant and subject to disciplinary such as:
- Being required to practice under direct supervision
- Being required to sit for an examination
- Being suspended from the register which means they will not be able to practice in their profession without applying for restoration to the register and paying the prescribed fee. Restoration to the register will not be granted unless outstanding CPD requirements have been met.
All the employers are required by the legislation to ensure that nurses, midwives & Nursing assistants working at their health facilities (i.e. Hospitals, health centers, Private clinics and Surgery) comply with the re-licensure requirements by ensuring that each Nursing/Midwives/Nursing assistant has an up to date (Valid) license by the 1st April of each year.
Failure to comply will result in employers being sued for non-compliance.