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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

86. Entry and search of premises or health establishment without warrant by health officer or inspector


A health officer or an inspector may, subject to section 86A, without a warrant exercise any power referred to in section 84(1) if—

(a) the person who is competent to do so consents to such exercise; or
(b) there are reasonable grounds to believe that a warrant would be issued in terms of section 84(5) and that the delay in obtaining the warrant would defeat the object of the warrant.


[Section 86 amended by section 5 of Act No. 12 of 2013]