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Forensic Chemistry Laboratories Under the Microscope

August 31, 2020

The Presidency

All Sections of the National Health Laboratory Services Act and items of the Schedule shall apply to Forensic Chemistry Laboratories under the control of the health department as from 1 September 2020.

This was announced in Proclamation 28 published in Government Gazette 43661.

The act provides for:


• the establishment of a juristic person to be known as the National Health Laboratory Service;
• the abolition of the South African Institute for Medical Research, the National Institute for Virology, the National Centre for Occupational Health, certain forensic chemistry laboratories and all provincial health laboratory services; and
• matters connected therewith.