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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

15. Additional inspection


(1) An inspector may, at any time, subject to section 82(1) of the Act, conduct an additional inspection, provided that he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) such an inspection is needed to establish whether non-compliance has been remedied within the health establishment;
(b) the health establishment is contravening the Act or any relevant regulations;
(c) there are serious breaches of norms and standards by the health establishment, based on the indicators of risk; or
(d) the Ombud’s findings demonstrate that continued exposure to the health care services provided by health establishment may pose a severe risk to users or health care personnel.


(2) The provisions of sub-regulation (1) or (4) of regulation 13 apply, with the necessary changes, to an inspection contemplated in this regulation.