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Datamatrix Barcode Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products in the Pipeline

Department of Health

The health department seeks comment on the GTIN -14 Datamatrix barcode requirements in the special requirements and conditions of contract for pharmaceutical products.

The request for information was published in Government Gazette 41114.

List of Classified and Certified Psychological Tests Tweaked

Department of Health

The list of classified and certified psychological tests has been amended.

The health department published the revised list in Government Gazette 41100 in terms of the Health Professions Act.

Comment Sought on Forensic Pathology Service Regulations

Department of Health

Regulations Regarding the Rendering of Forensic Pathology Service are in the pipeline.

The health department called for comment on the draft regulations in Government Gazette 41082.

New General Regulations for Medicines and Related Substances Act

Department of Health

New general regulations to the Medicines and Related Substances Act are in place.

The health department published the regulations in Government Gazette 41064.

Rules Relating to Good Pharmacy Practice to be Tweaked

Department of Health

The South African Pharmacy Council has published its intention, in Notice 591 in Government Gazette 41043, to add minimum standards to Annexure A of the Rules Relating to Good Pharmacy Practice.

The proposed minimum standard specifically relates to the approval of facilities (other than primary healthcare clinics) where a pharmacist’s assistant (post-basic) may practice under indirect supervision – pharmacy linked distribution points.

Medicines and Related Substances Act Schedules Updated

Department of Health

The health department has published updated schedules in Government Gazette 41009 in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965.

The revised schedules are published following recommendations by the Medicines Control Council.

Professional Board for Dental Therapy Undergoes Name Change

Department of Health

The department of health has changed the name of the Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene.

The department made the announcement in Notice 744 in Government Gazette 41003 in terms of the Health Professions Act.

Comment Sought on Chiropractic and Osteopathy Professions Regulations

Department of Health

Amendments to regulations on the chiropractic and osteopathy professions are on the cards.

The department of health published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 40996.

Parliament Seeks Comment on Two Health Bills

Parliament

The portfolio committee on health has called for comment on two recently tabled health bills.

The National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill and the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill were published for comment in November 2015 and tabled in parliament at the end of May 2017.

Parliament Seeks Comment on Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill

Parliament

Parliament has called for comment on a private member’s bill designed to amend the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act.

The Draft Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill was drawn up by Cheryllyn Dudley, an African Christian Democratic Party member of parliament.

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