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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 4 : General Matters

18. Confidentiality


(1) Information concerning a case, contact or a carrier of a notifiable medical condition, including information relating to his or her health status, treatment or stay in a health establishment, is confidential.


(2) No person may disclose information contemplated in subregulation 18(1) unless—
(a) the disclosure is for the purposes of public health surveillance, investigations and interventions; or
(b) a court order or any law requires that disclosure.