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Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of Document Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies

13 July 2004

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the allied health professions; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of persons practising the allied and complementary health professions; to specify the education, training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of such professions without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

13 July 2004

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the pharmacy profession; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of pharmacists and persons practising professions allied to the pharmacy profession; to specify the education and training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

13 July 2004

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the medical and dental professions; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of medical practitioners and of dentists, and of persons practising certain professions allied to the medical profession or to the dental profession; to specify the education, training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

14 September 1994

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, so to amend certain definitions; to remove certain references to and repeal certain provisions relating to dental technicians and oral hygienists; to provide that medical interns shall be entitled to vote in elections of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only medical practitioners registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at the first election of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only medical practitioners and medical interns registered in terms of the Act shall be entitled to vote in the first election of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only dentists registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at, or entitled to vote in, the first election of members of the Dental Board, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

18 February 1998

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Hospitals and Health Facilities Act, 1994, so as to further regulate the Minister's powers with respect to the classification of state hospitals and state health facilities; to authorise the letting out of available rooms or space in a state hospital or state health facility for use for certain private purposes; to require that patients admitted for treatment at a state hospital or state health facility must elect to be classified either as a state patient or as a private patient; to further regulate the powers of the Minister relating to the registration of private hospitals and licensing of private health facilities; to further regulate the powers of the Minister in respect of the withdrawal of the registration of a private hospital or the licence of a private health facility; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

19 December 2004

Not yet reviewed

To establish a National Disability Council; to provide for the functions, powers and composition of the Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

19 March 2010

Not yet reviewed

To establish a Tobacco Products Control Committee to advise the Minister on matters relating to the use of tobacco products; to provide for the constitution, powers, duties and functions of the Committee; to provide for the reduction of demand for and supply of tobacco products; to provide for protection from exposure to tobacco smoke; to provide for the establishment of the Tobacco Products Control Fund; to provide for matters relating to the enforcement of the Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

21 December 2003

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Allied Health Services Professions Act, 1993, the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers Professions Act, 1993, the Pharmacy Professions Act, 1993, and the Nursing Professions Act, 1993, so as to extend the tenure of office of members of the various Boards.

21 December 2007

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 2003, so as to amend and delete certain definitions; to provide for a period within which the Council must be appointed; to provide for the appointment of chairpersons of committees established by the Council; to amend provisions relating to the classification of medicines and other substances as scheduled substances; to amend provisions relating to the manufacturing, packing and selling of specified Schedule 3 and specified Schedule 4 substances; to delete references to generic substitutions; to substitute references to Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 medicines by references to Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 substances; to insert provisions relating to the registration of premises engaged in the manufacturing of medicines; to amend provisions relating to offences and penalties; to amend provisions relating to the destruction of forfeited medicines, scheduled substances or other things; to provide for the making of regulations in relation to medicines; to amend provisions relating to the exclusion of medicines from the operation of the Act; to amend the transitional provisions; to amend provisions relating to the repeal and amendment of certain laws; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

21 September 2000

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 so as to make provision for the continued retention of the registration of medicines which were registered before the date of Namibia's independence and of which the holders of the certificates of registration thereof elect that the registration thereof in Namibia must be retained; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

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