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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

4. Application of Guidelines


4.1 These Policy Guidelines apply to every residential care and day care facility which provides care, treatment and rehabilitation for five or more persons with mental illness and or severe and profound intellectual disabilities and which is not a designated psychiatric hospital or care and rehabilitation centre.


4.2 Types of residential facilities referred to in paragraph 4.1 include group homes, halfway houses, supported independent living facilities, while types of day care facilities, include home -based care, protected workshops and support groups.