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


Regulations relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions, 2017

Chapter 1 : Implementation Principles and Responsibilities in relation to Notifiable Medical Conditions

10. Responsibilities of pathologists and laboratory personnel


(1) A pathologist and laboratory personnel must—
(a) notify the focal person at the health sub -district level of any diagnosed case of a notifiable medical condition through the use of—
(i) standard case definitions for notifiable medical conditions according to the WHO International Classification of Diseases as adapted by the national department;
(ii) national department forms and tools for reporting notifiable medical conditions;
(iii) notification procedures stipulated in these Regulations;
(b) ensure adherence to these Regulations;
(c) adhere to national department guidelines on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions.