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


Establishment of Ministerial Advisory Committee on e-Health

7. Working procedure


(1) The Committee must, in its first sitting, determine the rules for the conduct of proceedings at its meetings.


(2) A quorum for a meeting of the Committee is the simple majority (50% plus 1) of its members.


(3) A decision of the majority of the members of the Committee present at a meeting, constitutes a decision of the Committee and, in the event of an equality of votes, the member presiding at the meeting must have a casting vote in addition to his or her deliberative vote.


(4) A decision taken, or an act authorised, by the requisite majority of the members of the Committee who were present at the time and entitled to sit as members, is not invalid by reason only of a vacancy on the Committee, or that a person who is not entitled to sit as a member of the Committee sat as a member at the time when the decision was taken or the act was authorised.


(5) Minutes of the proceedings of a meeting of the Committee must be properly prepared and recorded.


(6) Minutes of the proceedings of a meeting must be submitted at the next meeting of the Committee and, if approved as correct, must be confirmed by the signature of the chairperson or that of a member who chaired the meeting and may, when so confirmed, be evidence, in a court of law, of the proceedings of the meeting.