Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Health.

EHealth Framework Approved

Department of Health

The national health normative standards framework for interoperability in ehealth has been approved in terms of the National Health Act (2003).

The framework prescribes the requirements for the use and exchange of digital data to support healthcare in order to optimise healthcare delivery, research and education.

Traditional Healers Sign Benefit Sharing Agreement

Department of Environmental Affairs

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a benefit sharing agreement with the Traditional Healers Council.

This agreement is made in terms of the Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing Regulations (2008) and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (2004).

Medical Devices Regulations Issued for Comment

Department of Health

General regulations relating to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDS) have been published for public comment in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (1965).

These regulations refer to the procedures for importing, procuring, registering, distributing, labelling, advertising and licensing of such medical devices.