Circular 2/2022: Annual Nursing Education Institution Fee


25 January 2022

 

To:          National Department of Health

Provincial Departments of Health

Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs)    

All stakeholders

 

SUBJECT:  ANNUAL NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTION FEE

 

  1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this circular is to notify the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and other relevant stakeholders about the implementation of the annual Nursing Education Institution fee by South African Nursing Council (SANC).

 

  1. BACKGROUND

2.1          The South African Nursing Council, in its progressive implementation of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No.33 of 2005) and related regulations, has considered the provisions of Regulations Regarding Fees and Fines Payable to the South African Nursing Council (Government Notice No. R170 of 8 March 2013). Sub-regulation 1(d), of these regulations stipulates that “an annual Nursing Education Institution fee is payable annually in advance by accredited Nursing Education Institutions in order to maintain accreditation status”.

2.2          Sub-regulations 4 (1) and (2) of the same regulations stipulate that the due date for payment of the annual Nursing Education Institution fee is 31 December in the year preceding the year for which it is due and payment must reach the Council by this due date and that the annual Nursing Education Institution fee may be paid from 1 October of the year preceding the year for which it is due and payment will not be accepted before this date, respectively.

2.3          Having considered the planning ahead that needs to unfold at institutional level, the Council of the SANC, at the virtual meeting held on 28-29 September 2021 resolved that the invoices for annual Nursing Education Institution fee must be issued to the Nursing Education Institutions in order to pay the annual Nursing Education Institution fee for the year 2023 onwards.

 

This circular, therefore, seeks to alert all NEIs that invoices will be issued by 1 September 2022, in readiness for the 2023 calendar year.

 

Nursing Education Institutions are requested to use only provided invoice numbers to make payment. All the instructions on how to make payment will be detailed in the invoice. This will ensure that allocation of payment by the SANC is done correctly.

 

  1. IMPLEMENTATION

This circular becomes implementable and valid on the date of issue. For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Ms SJ Nxumalo, Senior Manager: Provider Affairs at (012) 420 1022 or on e-mail at: jnxumalo@sanc.co.za.  

 

Yours sincerely,

(signed)

MS SA MCHUNU                                                                                                    DATE

REGISTRAR AND CEO

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL