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

Chapter 9 : National Health Research and Information

74. Co-ordination of national health information system


(1) The national department must facilitate and co-ordinate the establishment, implementation and maintenance by provincial departments, district health councils, municipalities and the private health sector of health information systems at national provincial and local levels in order to create a comprehensive national health information system.


(2) The Minister may, for the purpose of creating, maintaining or adapting databases within the national health information system contemplated in subsection (1), prescribe categories or kinds of data for submission and collection and the manner and format in which and by whom the data must be compiled or collated and must be submitted to the national department.