PROPOSED PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS TO NURSING BILL [B26-2005]

(As
agreed to by the Portfolio Committee on Health)


CLAUSE 1

1. On page 4, in line 5 and line 6, to omit the definition of "accredited nursing education institution".


2. On page 4, in line 7, to omit the definition of "accoucheur".


3. On page 4. in line 8, to omit "registered as such in terms of section 31"


and to substitute "who prior to the commencement of this Art was enrolled or eligible to be enrolled with the Council as such:".


4. On page 4, in line 33, to omit "female",


5. On page 4, in line 35, to omit "patient" and to substitute "health care user".


6. On page 4, in line 46 to line 48, to omit the definition of "nursing agency".


7, On page G, ii-i line 9 and line 10, to omit "improper, disgraceful, dishonourable or unworthy conduct or" and to substitute "a".


CLAUSE
3

1. On page 5, in line 24, to omit "and"


2. On page 5, in line 25, after "improve" to omit "and' and to substitute ",


3. On page 5, in tine 25, after "control" to insert, "conditions,".


CLAUSE 4


1. On page 6, in line 9, to omit "at" and to substitute "as", and to omit "places".


2. On page 6, in line 63, to omit "accredited"


CLAUSE 5


1.On page 7, in line 11, to omit "12" and to substitute "14


2. On page 7, in line 12 after "31(1)(a), to insert "and (b)"

3 On page 7, in line 22, to omit "five and to substitute "three".

4. On page 7, (5) Flagged.


CLAUSE 6


1. On page 7. in line 58. to omit "is not a South African citizen and".


2. On page 8, to omit line 1 to line 3 and to substitute "(d) he or she becomes mentally ill to such a degree that it is necessary that he or she be detained, supervised or controlled;".


3, On page 8, in line 11, to omit "cumulatively".


4. On page 8, in line 12, to insert "consecutive" after "10".


5. On page 8, in line 13, to omit "was removed from being an officer-bearer in the Council or" and substitute "has had".


6. On page 8, in line 14, to omit "was".


7. On page 8, in line 19, to omit "an" and insert "a provincial or national" at the beginning of the sentence.


CLAUSE
10

1. On page 8, from line 52 to omit paragraph (a) and to substitute. "The Minister, after consultation with the Council, must appoint one of the members of the Council appointed in terms of section 5(1)(a) as chairperson of the Council."


2. On page 9, from line 1 to insert paragraph (b)' "At the first meeting of the Council the members must elect a vice chairperson from the categories mentioned in section 31(1)(a) and (b)."


2. On page 9, in line 1, after "chairperson", to insert "or vice-chairperson",

CLAUSE 12


1 On page 9. In line 52.. to omit "three" and to substitute "a third of the".


CLAUSE 14


1. On page '10, in line 27, to omit "5(1)(b)(ii)" and to substitute "5(1)(b)(iii)"


2 On page 10, in line- 34, to omit "18" and to substitute "20".


CLAUSE
15


1. On page 10, in line 44, to omit "disciplinary committee".

2. The issue of professional conduct committee and reference to disciplinary committees Is unresolved,


CLAUSE 16


16(2) flagged


CLAUSE 24


1. On page 14, in line 41, to omit "Draft" and to substitute "draft"


CLAUSE 31.


1. On page 17, in line 22, to omit "or accouncheur".


2. On page r/, in line 26, to insert "after consultation with the Council" after "the Minister".


3. On page 17, in line 35, to omit "and citizenship".


4. On page 17, in line 45, to omit "professions" and to substitute 'categories".


CLAUSE
32

1. On page 18, in line 22, to add "or a learner midwife" at the end of the sentence.


2.. On page 16, in fine 23. to insert "or a learner midwife" after "a learner nurse".


3. On page 18, in line 25, to omit "an accredited" and substitute "a".


4. On page 18, in line 26, to omit "an accredited" and substitute "a".


5.On page 18, in line31, to insert "or a learner midwife" after "a learner nurse"


6. On page 18, in line 36, to omit "as learner nurse"


CLAUSE 33

1. On page 18,inline46,toomit"3r'andsubstitute"31(5)".


2. On page 18, In line 52, to omit "two" and substitute "three"


CLAUSE 38

1. On page 19, in line 46, to omit "an accredited" and substitute "a".


CLAUSE 39

1. On page 20, in line 2, to omit "prescribe''' and substitute "determine".


CLAUSE 40

1 On page 20, in line 10, to omit "A person who 's a citizen of South Africa" and substitute "Any person".


2. On page 20, in line 12, to add "unless such person has performed a similar service elsewhere and applies to the Minister for exemption" at the end of the sentence.


CLAUSE 42


1. On page 20, in line 32, to insert "and conditions" after "standards".


CLAUSE 43

1. On page 20, in line 47 to tine 48, to omit "Registered Accoucheur".


2. On page 20, in line 49, to omit "RA".


3, On page 20. In line 51, to omit "an accredited" and to substitute "a".


4. On page 20, In line 53, to omit "Learner Accoucheur".


5. On page 20, in line 54, to omit "LA"


CLAUSE 44


1. On page 21, in line 9 and line 10, to omit the whole paragraph.


2. On page 21, in line 19, to omit "in terms of this Act" and substitute "and a penalty contemplated in 47(1) (b) or (d) was imposed".


CLAUSE
46


1. On page 22, in line 12 to 13, to omit "or a Juristic person entitled to practise a profession in terms of this Act and".


CLAUSE
47


1. On page 22, in fine 38, to insert "alleged unprofessional conduct" after "matters of" and to omit "professional misconduct".


2. On page 22, in line 46, to omit "," between "fine" and "specified".


CLAUSE
52


1. On page 25, in line 14, to omit "or accrediting".


CLAUSE
53

1. On page 25 in line 30, to insert "or a learner midwife" after a learner


CLAUSE 56

1 On page 26 , in line 19, to omit "and"


2. On page 26, in line 20, to add ": and" after "fee" and omit "".


3. On page 26, after line 20, to add "(c) complies with subsection (6).


4. On page w, in line 26, to omit "prescribe" and to substitute "determine"


5. On page 26, from line 26, to omit "of section 22A".

6. On page 26, in line 31, to omit "of section 22C".


7. On page 26, in line 50, to omit the whole paragraph.


8. On page 26. in line 56, to omit "professional nurse or staff nurse" and to substitute "person contemplated in subsection (1)".


CLAUSE
58

1. On page 27, in line 45, to omit "or election".


2. On page 27, in line 28 and line 59, to omit "the business of n nursing agency may be carried on", and substitute "private practice may be licensed.


3. On page 28. in line 37, to add "and" after "',".