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The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) was established in terms of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003) (as amended), herein referred to as “the Act”, to regulate compliance with norms and standards by health establishments. The objects of the OHSC are to protect and promote the health and safety of users and health services by monitoring and enforcing compliance by health establishments with norms and standards prescribed by the Minister in relation to the national health system and ensuring consideration, investigation and disposal of complaints relating to non-compliance with prescribed norms and standards in a procedurally fair, economical, and expeditious manner.
The Honourable Minister of Heath, Dr ZL Mkhize, hereby invites nominations of suitable candidates to serve as Board Members of the Office of Health Standards Compliance in the categories listed under Section 79B (1) of the Act for a term of office of three (3) years effective from 1 January 2020 as follows:
- Five (5) nominees to be appointed on account of experience in, among others, medicine, pharmacy, reproductive and maternal health, nursing, paediatrics, surgery, clinical governance and clinical risk management, occupational health and safety, infection control, and public health, nominated by institutions of higher learning and other institution;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed on account of his/her knowledge of the law;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed on account of his/her knowledge of economics and financial matters or accounting;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed on account of his/her knowledge of private healthcare sector;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed on account of his/her knowledge of public healthcare and public administration;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed on account of his/her knowledge of quality assurance;
- One (1) nominee to be appointed as a representative from organised labour; and
- One (1) nominee to be appointed as a representative from civil society or the community.
Nomination Requirements: Nominations must be made on nomination form obtainable from the Department of Health website at: www.health.gov.za and the OHSC website; www.ohsc.org.za