Public hearings on the National Health Laboratories Amendment Bill

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development (health portfolio) will conduct two public hearings on the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill [B 15B-2017] (NCOP).

 

The purpose of the amendment bill is to amend the National Health Laboratory Service Act, 2000, so as to define certain expressions and to amend or delete certain definitions; to make the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, applicable to the National Health Laboratory Service; to adjust the objects and duties of the National Health Laboratory Service; and to strengthen the governance and funding mechanism of the National Health Laboratory Service.

 

The public hearings are in line with the public participation process in accordance with Section 118 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Rules.

 

The hearings on the amendment bill are scheduled as follows:

 

Date:    Tuesday, 11 September

Time:    17:00 - 20:00

Venue: Zwelethemba Community Hall, c/o Theoha and Mtwazi Avenue, Worcester

 

Date:    Wednesday, 12 September

Time:    18:00 - 20:30

Venue: Chamber, 6th Floor, Provincial Legislature Building, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town

 

Interested persons and organisations are encouraged to attend and to participate in the public hearings and to make written submission on the amendment bill to the standing committee for consideration. Only input on the content of the amendment bill will be considered. Please indicate whether a verbal presentation on the written submission will be made.

 

Written submissions must reach the Committee Coordinator, Ms Nomonde Jamce, 4th Floor, Provincial Legislature Building, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town, by Friday 14 September 2018. Ms Jamce’s can be contacted at Tel 021 487 1658 or email njamce@wcpp.gov.za.

 

A copy of the bill is available on the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s website, www.wcpp.gov.za, or click here to download.

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