Regulations Relating to the Criteria and Process for the Clustering of Primary Health Care Facilities, 2017 (Provincial Notice 218 of 2017)

Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 7853
This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 07 Dec 2017.
Western Cape

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Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Act, 2016

Regulations Relating to the Criteria and Process for the Clustering of Primary Health Care Facilities, 2017

Provincial Notice 218 of 2017


The Provincial Minister of Health, under section 28 of the Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Act, 2016 (Act 4 of 2016), has made the regulations set out in the Schedule.


1. Interpretation

In these regulations a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act has the same meaning, and—"the Act" means the Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Act, 2016 (Act 4 of 2016).

2. Criteria for clustering primary health care facilities

Where a Committee is established for a group of primary health care facilities contemplated in section 4(4)(b) of the Act, the Provincial Minister must determine the group by having regard to—(a)the geographic distance between the primary health care facilities;(b)the size and distribution of the population served by the primary health care facilities;(c)the service volume of the primary health care facility.

3. Process for clustering primary health care facilities

Before the Provincial Minister determines a group of primary health care facilities contemplated in section 4(4)(b) of the Act he or she must—(a)request the recommendations of the district health managers in the health districts concerned, who must take into account the criteria specified in regulation 2(a) to (c); and(b)duly consider the recommendations submitted in terms of paragraph (a) in accordance with regulation 2.

4. Short title

These regulations are called the Regulations Relating to the Criteria and Process for the Clustering of Primary Health Care Facilities, 2017.