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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

79I. Functions of Chief Executive Officer


(1)        The Chief Executive Officer

(a) is the head of the Office;
b) is responsible for the proper and diligent implementation of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999); and
(c) must appoint suitably qualified persons as employees of the Office in accordance with an organisational structure approved by the Board in consultation with the Minister.


(2) As head of the Office, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for—
(a) the formation and development of an efficient administration;
(b) the organisation and control of staff;
(c) the maintenance of discipline; and
(d) the effective deployment and utilisation of staff to achieve maximum operational results.


(3) The Chief Executive Officer may, after consultation with the Board, enter into contracts with any person or organisation or appoint expert or technical committees to assist the Office in the performance of its functions, including the conducting of inspections.


(4) The Chief Executive Officer must take appropriate action to ensure the implementation of the findings of the report and the recommendations of the Ombud referred to in section 81A(9).


(5) The Chief Executive Officer may, subject to subsection (4), request the intervention of the Minister, a member of the executive council responsible for health in the province or a member of the municipal council responsible for health if the complaint relates to a matter falling under the national department or that particular province or municipality, as the case may be.


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