Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]

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The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health (National Assembly) invites you to submit written comments on Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]

The Bill seeks to amend the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, so as to:
▪ define certain expressions and to delete or amend certain definitions;
▪ to provide for the objects and functions of the Authority;
▪ to provide for the composition, appointment of chairperson, vice-chairperson and members, disqualification of members, meetings and committees of the Board of the Authority;
▪ to replace the word "products" with the word "medicines" and expression "Scheduled substances" in order to correctly reflect the subject matter of the Act;
▪ and to effect certain technical corrections.

Public hearings will be held in Parliament on Wednesday, 29 and Friday, 31 October & Wednesday, 5 November 2014.

Written submissions and requests for oral submissions must be addressed to: The Committee Secretary

Comments can be emailed to Ms Vuyokazi Majalamba at by no later than Friday, 3 October 2014, at 12:00

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Vuyokazi Majalamba, on tel (021) 403-3770 or Cell: 083 709 8522

Issued by Ms ML Dunjwa, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health