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Search on for Child Criminal Capacity Assessors

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A search is on for additional categories of professionals competent to gauge the criminal capacity of children.

The justice and constitutional development department has made the call in terms of the Child Justice Act of 2008.

Medical Marijuana Bill Revived

Department of Health

Two health bills that were before parliament before the national elections in May, have been revived by the national assembly.

The national assembly has agreed to “resume proceedings” on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill (B6 – 2014) and the Medical Innovation Bill (PMB 8 – 2013) from the stage that they had reached on the last sitting day of the previous parliament.

Emergency Medical Services Under the Microscope

Department of Health

The minister of health, Aaron Motsoaledi, has given notice that he plans to licence and control emergency medical services.

The draft regulations have been published in the Government Gazette (37869 / 585 of 24 July 2014) and interested parties have been invited to comment.