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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

Clinical Governance and Clinical Care

8. Infection prevention and control programmes


(1) The health establishment must maintain an environment, which minimises the risk of disease outbreaks, the transmission of infection to users, health care personnel and visitors.


(2) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1), a health establishment must—
(a) ensure that there are hand washing facilities in every service area;
(b) provide isolation units or cubicles where users with contagious infections can be accommodated;
(c) ensure there is clean linen to meet the needs of users; and
(d) ensure that health care personnel are protected from acquiring infections through the use of personal protective equipment and prophylactic immunisations.