oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Children's health and the law : health care

Volume 4 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... Children's health and the law by Marian Jacobs The health of the South African population, as in many other countries, is governed and protected by a wide spectrum of legislation. This ranges from the Health Act of 1977 (currently being revised as the National Health Bill) to those laws related to certain aspects of risk to health, such as the Hazardous Substances Act of 1973. Protecting and promoting the health of children is also subject to the same laws. In addition to these general laws, children's health is also protected in child-specific legislation, namely the Child Care Act of ..

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