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

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

20. Rights of health care personnel


(1) Health care personnel may not be unfairly discriminated against on account of their health status.


(2) Despite subsection (1) but subject to any applicable law, the head of the health establishment concerned may in accordance with any guidelines determined by the Minister impose conditions on the service that may be rendered by a health care provider or health worker on the basis of his or her health status.


(3) Subject to any applicable law, every health establishment must implement measures to minimise—
(a) injury or damage to the person and property of health care personnel working at that establishment; and
(b) disease transmission


(4) A health care provider may refuse to treat a user who is physically or verbally abusive or who sexually harasses him or her.