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

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

14. Confidentiality


(1) All information concerning a user, including information relating to his or her health status, treatment or stay in a health establishment, is confidential.


(2) Subject to section 15, no person may disclose any information contemplated in unless—
(a) the user consents to that disclosure in writing;
(b) a court order or any law requires that disclosure; or
(c) non-disclosure of the information represents a serious threat to public health.