National Public Health Institute of South Africa Draft Bill & National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Draft Bill, 2015Call for comments opened 28 January 2016 Share this page:
Submissions are now closed (since 31 March 2016)
The Department of Health invites you to submit written comments on the following Bills:
The Bill seeks to:
• provide for the establishment of the National Public Health Institute of South Africa in order to conduct disease and injury surveillance and to provide specialised public health services, public health interventions, training and research directed towards the major health challenges affecting the population of the Republic.
The Bill seeks to amend the National Health Laboratory Service Act, 2000, so as to:
• define certain expressions and to delete a definition;
• make the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, applicable to the National Health Laboratory Service;
• adjust the objects and duties of the Service; and to strengthen the governance and funding mechanism of the National Health Laboratory Service.
Comments can be emailed to Dr A Pillay at PillaA@health.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 31 March 2016.