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


Norms and Standards Regulations Applicable to Different Categories of Health Establishments, 2017

Facilities and Infrastructure

14. Management of buildings and grounds


(1) The health establishment and their grounds must meet the requirements of the building regulations.


(2) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1), a health establishment must as appropriate for the type of buildings and grounds of the establishment:—
(a) have all the required compliance certificates in terms of the building regulations;
(b) have a maintenance plan for buildings and the ground;
(c) ensure emergency exit and entrance points are provided in all service areas and kept clear at all times; and
(d) have ventilation systems that maintain the inflow of fresh air, temperature, humidity and purity of the air within specified limits set for different service areas such as theatres, kitchen and isolation units.