09 February 2016

HPCSA to say why they instituted a disciplinary inquiry against Noakes

On day two of the trial between the HPCSA and Tim Noakes all that happened is that they have to give written reasons why Noakes needs to be disciplined.

Day two of the trial between The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) and Prof Tim Noakes saw Presiding officer of the professional conduct committee, Joan Adams, order the HPCSA to provide written reasons as to why they chose to institute a disciplinary inquiry against Noakes.

The council has until Friday 16h00 to submit these details.

The hearing started last year and was only expected to run for a week, however due to delays it was extended for a second time. It resumed yesterday on the 8th of February in Cape Town.  The HPCSA accused Noakes of unethical behaviour because he advised a mom to wean her baby onto LCHF food on twitter.

The tweet read: "Baby doesn't eat the dairy and cauliflower. Just very healthy high fat breast milk. Key is to ween [sic] baby onto LCHF."

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Noakes' lawyer responds to ADSA

Noakes hearing - It really isn't about the sponsors

Tim Noakes to defend Banting for babies

Tim Noakes trial postponed again

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News24: The Tweet is too short for it to be medical advice


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