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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

9. Responsibilities of laboratories


(1) The laboratory manager of a private or a public health laboratory must implement these Regulations within his or her laboratory.


(2) The laboratory manager must—
(a) ensure that these Regulations are adhered to in his or her laboratory;
(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) ensure that national department guidelines on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions are adhered to and implemented.