National Health Laboratory Service Bill Sent to NCOP

Department of Health

The national assembly has passed the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The bill was tabled in Parliament in May 2017.

It intends introducing amendments to the National Health Laboratory Service Act in order to make the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act applicable to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

The proposed legislation also aims to adjust the objects and duties of the service and strengthen the governance and funding mechanism of the NHLS.

The bill will now be processed by the select committee on social services.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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