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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 5 : Certification

19. Renewal and extension of certification


(1) The health establishment must, within a period of not more than six months before the expiry of the compliance certificate referred to in regulation 18(1), submit an application to the Office for the renewal of its certificate.


(2) The application for renewal of the certificate of compliance must be made in the form of Form 6, and include annual self-assessments of the health establishment’s compliance with norms and standards and its most recent quality improvement plans.


(3) A renewal of a certificate of compliance will be based on a recommendation for certification referred to in regulation 14(9)(a), as well as compliance by the health establishment with the requirements contained in sub-regulation (2).


(4) The Office may extend the certification status of the health establishment that has applied for renewal in terms of regulation 19(1) for a period of not more than one year from the date of expiry, to afford the Office an opportunity to schedule and conduct an inspection for the purposes of renewal of certification.