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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

79F. Meetings of Board


(1) The meetings of the Board and the conduct of business at meetings must be prescribed by the rules.


(2) A quorum for a meeting of the board is the majority of its members.


(3) A decision of the majority of the members of the board present at any meeting constitutes a decision of the board and, in the event of an equality of votes, the member presiding at the meeting has a casting vote in addition to his or her deliberative vote.


(4) A decision taken by the Board or an act performed under the authority of the Board is not invalid by reason only of a vacancy on the board, or that a person who is not entitled to sit as a member of the Board sat as a member at the time when the decision was taken or the act was authorised, if the decision  was taken or the act was authorised by the requisite majority of the members of the board who were present at the time and entitled to sit as members.


(5) Minutes of the proceedings of every meeting of the Board must be prepared and entered in a book kept for that purpose.


(6) Minutes of the proceedings of each meeting must be submitted at the next meeting of the board and, if passed as correct, must be confirmed by the signature of the chairperson or other member presiding thereat and may, when so confirmed, be evidence in a court of law of the proceedings of the first-mentioned meeting.


(7) In the absence of the chairperson or the person acting as the chairperson from a particular meeting of the Board, the members present at that meeting may elect one of their number to preside at that meeting.


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