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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

2. Implementation principles


In implementing these Regulations, the following must be taken into account:

(1) the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996;
(2) full respect for the dignity, confidentiality, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons; and
(3) the requirement by the International Health Regulations (IHR), 2005 for countries to develop the capacity to detect, assess, notify and respond promptly and effectively to public health risks.