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

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

16. Access to health records by health care provider


(1) A health care provider may examine a user’s health records for the purposes of—
(a) treatment with the authorisation of the user; and
(b) study, teaching or research with the authorisation of the user, head of the health establishment concerned and the relevant health research ethics committee.


(2) If the study, teaching or research contemplated in subsection (1)(b) reflects or obtains no information as to the identity of the user concerned, it is not necessary to obtain the authorisations contemplated in that subsection.