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

Chapter 10 : Office of Health Standards Compliance, Board, Inspections and Environmental Health Investigations, Health Officers and Inspectors, Complaints and Appeal Procedures

79C. Appointment of members of Board


(1) The Minister must appoint the members contemplated in section 79B(1)(a) after consultation with the relevant bodies and institutions.


(2) The Minister must, before appointing the members contemplated in section 79B(1)(b) to (h) by notice in the Gazette and in two or more nationally circulating newspapers in the Republic, invite all interested persons to nominate, within the period specified in the notice, persons who in the opinion of such interested persons are fit to be so appointed, stating the grounds upon which such opinion is based.


(3) If a suitable person or the required number of persons is not nominated in terms of subsection (2), the Minister must appoint an appropriate person or persons who qualify to be appointed in terms of this Act.


(4) The members of the Board hold office for a term of at least three years, as the Minister may determine at the time of appointment, but are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.


(5) A member of the Board, excluding a member who is in the full-time employment of the State or the Service, must be appointed on such conditions as the Minister may, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, determined.


(6) If the number of members of the Board is reduced to such an extent that a quorum cannot be obtained, the Minister may appoint any suitably qualified persons on a temporary basis to serve on the Board until new members are appointed in terms of this section.


[Section 79C amended by section 5 of Act No. 12 of 2013]