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

Chapter 6 : Health Establishments

38. Appeal to Minister against Director-General's decision


(1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Director-General in terms of section 36 may appeal in writing to the Minister against such decision.


(2) Such appeal must—
(a) be lodged within 60 days from the date on which written reasons for the decision were given by the Director-General or such later date as the Minister permits; and
(b) set out the grounds of appeal.


(3) After considering the grounds of appeal and the Director-General's reasons for the decision, the Minister must as soon as practicable—
(a) confirm, set aside or vary the decision; or
(b) substitute any other decision for the decision of the Director-General.


(4) The Minister must within a reasonable time after reaching a decision give the appellant written reasons for such decision.