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


Procedural Regulations Pertaining to the Functioning of the Office of Health Standards Compliance and Handling of Complaints by the Ombud

Chapter 3 : Inspectors and Inspections

12. Inspection strategy, procedures and plan


(1) The Board must approve an annual inspection strategy to guide the inspection activities of the Office.


(2) The annual inspection strategy referred to in sub-regulation (1), must be published on the Office’s public website, and include, at least, the following:
(a) An approach to prioritising, scheduling and conducting inspections; and
(b) resources for the implementation of the inspection strategy.


(3) The Office must develop an inspection procedure manual and tools for inspectors to ensure that inspections are carried out in a consistent, fair, equitable and transparent manner.


(4) An inspector must prepare an inspection plan, which sets out a clear approach to carrying out the inspection for each health establishment to be inspected.


(5) The inspection plan referred to in sub-regulation (4) must be appended to the Notice of Inspection referred to in sub-regulation 13.