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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 5 : Partial Care

80. Partial care facility to be registered


(1) Any person or organisation may establish or operate a partial care facility provided that the facility—
(a) is registered with the provincial government of the province where that facility is situated;
(b) is managed and maintained in accordance with any conditions subject to which the facility is registered; and
(c) complies with the prescribed national norms and standards contemplated in section 79 and such other requirements as may be prescribed.


(2) The Minister may by regulation exempt any person or organisation or any category of person or organisation from the requirement to register on such conditions as may be prescribed.


(3) Partial care facilities operated or managed by a national or provincial state department or by a municipality must comply with subsection (1).


(4) As from the date on which this section takes effect an existing place of care registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Child Care Act must be regarded as having been registered in terms of this section as a partial care facility.


(5) A facility referred to in subsection (4) is regarded as a registered partial care facility for a period of five years from the date on which that subsection takes effect, unless its registration is cancelled in terms of section 84 before the expiry of that period.