Any person aggrieved by any decision or any findings and recommendations of the Office of Health Standards Compliance or Ombud in relation to a matter regulated by the National Health Amendment Act, or a person acting on his or her behalf, may within 30 days of him or her gaining knowledge of the decision, lodge a written appeal with the Minister of Health. The Minister of Health must, upon receipt of the appellant’s written appeal-
- Appoint an independent Ad Hoc Tribunal
- Submit the appeal to the Tribunal for adjudication in the prescribed manner
The Tribunal must consist of not more than three persons, of whom
- One must be a person who is a retired judge of a High Court or a retired Magistrate, whom must be the Chairperson; and
- Two must be persons appointed on account of their knowledge of the healthcare industry.
Tribunal may confirm, set aside or vary the decision of the Office of Health Standards Compliance or Ombud; and must notify the parties of its decision.