Acts Online
GT Shield

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


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

Chapter 2 : Declaration of Notifiable Medical Conditions

12. Declaration of notifiable medical conditions


(1) The medical conditions listed in Annexure A, Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 are herby declared to be notifiable medical conditions.


(2) The Minister, may declare, by Notice in the Government Gazette, a medical condition not listed in Annexure A, as notifiable if in his or her opinion the medical condition—
(a) poses a public health risk to a population of a particular community, district, municipality, province or the country;
(b) may be regarded as a public health risk or has a potential for regional or international spread; and
(c) may require immediate, appropriate and specific action to be taken by the national department, one or more provincial departments or one or more municipalities.


(3) The Minister may determine, by Notice in the Government Gazette, that—
(a) certain diseases or medical conditions be notifiable in certain provinces, districts or municipalities, for a period specified in the Notice or until the Notice is withdrawn;
(b) certain diseases or medical conditions be notifiable by certain categories of health care providers, pathologist or laboratory personnel; and
(c) specific diagnostic or laboratory criteria apply to specific diseases or medical conditions.