National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)
Chapter 2 : Rights and Duties of Users and Health Care Personnel
9. Health service without consent
|(1)||Subject to any applicable law, where a user is admitted to a health establishment without his or her consent, the health establishment must notify the head of the provincial department in the province in which that health establishment is situated within 48 hours after the user was admitted of the user’s admission and must submit such other information as may be prescribed.|
|(2)||If the 48-hour-period contemplated in subsection (1) expires on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the health establishment must notify the head of the provincial department of the user’s admission and must submit the other information contemplated in subsection (1) at any time before noon of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.|
|(3)||Subsection (1) does not apply if the user consents to the provision of any health service in that health establishment within 24 hours of admission.|
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