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

Chapter 5 : District Health System

30. Division of health districts into subdistricts


(a) The relevant member of the Executive Council may, with the concurrence of the member of the Executive Council responsible for local government in the province in question and subject to subsection ( 2), divide any health district in the province into subdistricts and may determine and change the boundaries of such subdistricts.
(b) Where a health district falls within more than one province, the members of the Executive Council of all the relevant provinces must agree to any division, determination or change contemplated in paragraph (a).
(c) Details of any division, determination or change must be published in the Gazette.


(2) The members contemplated in subsection (1) must have due regard to the principles laid down in sections 27 and 195 of the Constitution and the criteria laid down in section 25 of the Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act, 1998 (Act No. 27 of 1998), particularly in so far as they relate to—
(a) equity;
(b) access to services;
(c) quality;
(d) overcoming fragmentation;
(e) comprehensive services;
(f) effectiveness;
(g) efficiency;
(h) local accountability;
(i) community participation;
(j) developmental and intersectoral approach; and
(k) sustainability.