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


Policy Guidelines for the Licensing of Residential and/or Day Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Illness and/or Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability

18. Clincal Support Services


18.1 The proprietor and manager must comply with the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act No. 53 of 1974).


18.2 The proprietor and manager must ensure that—
(a) medication is prescribed, dispensed and reviewed by a skilled and authorised professional and monitored in a manner consistent with provincial resources and guidelines;
(b) mental health care users are carefully monitored to prevent, and respond promptly to. any adverse effects of medication;
(c) services do not unreasonably withdraw support or deny access to other treatment or support programmes on the basis of a voluntary user's informed decision not to take medication; and
(d) all medical equipment is available and functional in compliance with relevant legislation.
(e) medical equipments meets the minimum requirements for the appropriate level of care