Rights and duties of health care personnel in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Health Act, 2009 (Act No. 01 of 2009)

Health care personnel:

  • must be treated with dignity and respect;
  • must be provided with a healthy and safe working environment;
  • must take all reasonable steps to obtain a health care user’s informed consent prior to administering any health care service to the health care user;
  • must assist the health care user to understand all information relating to the treatment of the user.
  • may not be unfairly discriminated against on account of their health status, race, gender, pregnancy, sex, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth or any other basis.

Every health care establishment must implement reasonable measures to:

  • promote the safety and security of health care personnel; and minimise the risk of –
    • injury or damage to the person and property of health care personnel working at that health care establishment; and
    • disease transmission to the health care personnel concerned.
Issued by Corporate Communication, November 2014

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