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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

5. Responsibilities at health district level


(1) The district health manager must implement these Regulations within his or her district.


(2) The district health manager must—
(a) ensure that these Regulations are adhered to in his or her district;
(b) ensure adherence to the use of standard case definitions for notifiable medical conditions according to the WHO International Classification of Diseases as adapted by the national department;
(c) ensure adherence to the use of national department forms and tools for reporting notifiable medical conditions;
(d) ensure adherence to the notification procedures stipulated in these Regulations;
(e) designate a person responsible for coordinating the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions;
(f) ensure that national department guidelines on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions are adhered to and implemented.