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


Establishment of Ministerial Advisory Committee on e-Health

11. Declaration by Committee member


(1) A person appointed to the Committee in terms of paragraph 4 must within ten days of receiving a notice of his or her appointment to the Committee and acceptance of such appointment, submit a written declaration to the DG which must contain—
(a) any financial or other interest which is or may be related or is in conflict with such appointment; and
(b) relevant information about any conviction for an offence listed in Schedule 1 to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977),


(2) Failure to submit the declaration contemplated in sub-paragraph (1) may result in the appointment being revoked.


(a) If a member of the Committee experiences a change in financial or other interests which might affect the ability of the member to consider any matter impartially, the member must, within 10 days from the date of the changed circumstances, submit a written notice of such change of financial or other interests to the DG.
(b) Failure to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (3)(a) may result in the appointment of the member being revoked.


(4) A declaration submitted must be for the sole purpose of determining whether such financial or other possible conflicts of interest may preclude the appointment or continuing in office of the appointee as a member of the Committee.


(5) The DG must ensure that a declaration submitted is confidential in nature and not subject to public disclosure.


(6) A member of the Committee may not use his or her appointment as a member of the Committee to promote a financial or other interest of a person in relation to e-Health services.


(7) Where a member of the Committee or a member of his or her family or a business associate has a current or potential financial or other conflict of interest, such a member must timeously recuse himself or herself from any proceedings where such conflict of interest may arise.