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Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965)

Regulations

General Regulations

Appeals

47. Appeal against decision of Director-General

 

(1) An appeal against a decision of the Director -General shall be lodged with the Minister within 30 days from the date on which the written decision appealed against was received by the person concerned, and such a person shall at the same time submit a copy of the appeal to the Director-General.

 

(2) The appeal contemplated in subregulation (1) shall—
(a) be lodged in writing;
(b) state the full name, address and contact number of the person lodging the appeal;
(c) state the decision appealed against;
(d) contain the reasons furnished by the Director-General for the decision, if possible;
(e) state the ground for appeal;
(f) be addressed to the Minister: National Department of Health and delivered by hand, post, faxed or electronically mail to one of the following addresses respectively:
(i) physical address of the National Department of Health;
(ii) Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria, 0001; or
(iii) email address: minister @health.gov.za; copied to DG@health.gov.za.

 

(3) The copy of the appeal contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be—
(a) sent by registered mail to the Director-General, Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria, 0001; or
(b) hand delivered to the Director-General at the physical address of the National Department of Health.

 

(4) The Director-General shall, within 30 days of receipt of the copy of the appeal, furnish the Minister with his or her reasons for the decision.

 

(5) The Minister shall, within 30 days of receipt of the reasons referred to in subregulation (4), confirm, set aside or vary the decision of the Director-General.

 

(6) The Minister shall, in writing and within 10 days of his or her decision contemplated in subregulation (5), inform the person who lodged the appeal of his or her decision and the reasons therefor.