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


Regulations relating to Cancer Registration

11. Offences and penalties


Any person who—

(a) is liable to register a condition contemplated in these regulations but fails to do so, or fails to comply with any of the provisions of these regulations;
(b) fails to perform a duty imposed on him or her;
(c) falsifies any record by adding to, or deleting, or changing any information contained in the record;
(d) creates, changes or destroys a record without authority to do so;
(e) provides false information with the intent that it be included in a record;
(f) without authority, copies any part of the record;
(g) without authority, connects the personal data of a patient's record with any information of that record that concerns that patient's history and/or examination;
(h) gains unauthorised access to a record or record-keeping system, including intercepting information in transit from one person, or part of a record-keeping system, to another;
(i) without authority connects any part of a computer or electronic system on which records are kept to—
(i) any other computer or electronic system, or
(ii) any terminal or other installation connected to or forming part of any other computer or electronic system or;
(j) without authority, modifies or impairs the operation of any part of the operating system of a computer or other electronic system on which a patient's records are kept; or any part of the programme used to record, store, retrieve or display information on a computer or other electronic system on which a patient's records are kept;
(k) commits an offence and if found guilty, may be liable to a fine.