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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)

Chapter 2 : Rights and Duties of Users and Health Care Personnel

10. Discharge reports


(1) A health care provider must provider a user with a discharge report at the time of the discharge of the user from a health establishment containing such information as may be prescribed.


(2) In prescribing the information contemplated in subsection (1), the Minister must have regard to—
(a) the nature of the health service rendered;
(b) the prognosis for the user; and
(c) the need for follow-up treatment.


(3) A discharge report provided to a user may be verbal in the case of an outpatient, but must be in writing in the case of an inpatient.