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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 2 : Collection of Information and Designation of Person in Charge

5. Indicators of risk


(1) In terms of section 79(1)(d) of the Act, the Office must monitor indicators of risk in respect of the early warning system and provide guidance to health establishments on the—
(a) indicators of risk by category of health establishment;
(b) approach to measuring and calculating the indicators of risk;
(c) frequency of collection of the indicators of risk; and
(d) reporting to the Office on such indicators.


(2) The Office must use the information referred to in sub-regulation (1) to—
(a) identify indicators of significant clinical risks to quality and safety, adverse events and healthcare associated infections as part of an early warning system and report serious breaches of norms and standards to the Minister without delay; or
(b) decide on the need for and conduct an inspection as contemplated in regulation 14 or 15, as the case may be.