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

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

11. Health services for experimental or research purposes


(1) Before a health establishment provides a health service for experimental or research purposes to any user and subject to subsection (2), the health establishment must inform the user in the prescribed manner that the health service is for experimental or research purposes or part of an experimental or research project.


(2) A health establishment may not provide any health service to a user for a purpose contemplated in subsection (1) unless the user, the health care provider primarily responsible for the user‘s treatment, the head of the health establishment in question and the relevant health research ethics committee, or any other person to whom that authority has been delegated, has given prior written authorisation for the provision of the health service in question.