NCOP Seeks Comment on Health Laboratory Service Bill

Department of Health

The select committee on social services has called for comment on the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence in April 2018.

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.

Written comment is invited until 1 August 2018.

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