Stem cell research - the regulatory framework in South Africa
In South Africa, chapter 8 of the National Health Act, which deals with, among others, the use of stem cells, is not yet in operation. This means that we have to rely on the provisions of the Human Tissues Act which are for the most part outdated in so far as they do not take into account the development relating to stem cell research.
This paper discusses the current regulatory framework of stem cell research with specific reference to the provisions of the Human Tissues Act, 1983 and the National Health Act, 2003.
Cite this article
Date published: 2011-12-15
Full text views: 7641