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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

5. Legislative Framework


The following legal prescripts have been used in the formulation of these Guidelines, namely:—

(a) The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996);
(b) The National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan, 2013 – 2020;
(c) United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities;
(d) The Mental Health Care Act, 2002 (Act No. 17 of 2002), and its Regulations;
(e) Infrastructure Unit Support Systems (IUSS): health facility guides for mental health, 2014, Government notice No. 512, Published in Government Gazette No. 37790 of 30 June 2014;
(f) National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003);
(g) National Core Standards for Health Establishments in South Africa; National Department of Health, 2011;
(h) Not -for -Profit Organisation Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997);
(i) Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993);
(j) Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999);
(k) Medicine and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965);
(I) Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005);
(m) Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act No. 53 of 1974);
(n) Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005);
(i) National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977).