South African Nursing Council
Regulations Regarding the Distinguishing Devices and Uniforms for Enrolled Nursing Assistants and Enrolled Pupil Nursing Assistants
The Minister of Health, in terms of section 11(1) of the Nursing Act, 1957 (Act 69 of 1957), as amended, has approved of the following regulations regarding the distinguishing devices and uniforms for enrolled nursing assistants and enrolled pupil nursing assistants, made by the South African Nursing Council:
1. (1) An enrolled nursing assistant shall, in all areas of clinical nursing practice, wear a black coloured round distinguishing device with the wording "South African Nursing Council", "Suid-Afrikaanse Raad op Verpleging", "Nursing Assistant", "Verpleegassistent" in silver coloured lettering round the edge, unless the Council determines otherwise.
(2) The distinguishing device shall not be worn on the shoulder.
(3) Any person who contravenes a provision of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a maximum fine of twenty rand (R20).
2. Any person who manufactures, sells or supplies the distinguishing device prescribed in regulation 1(1) without the written authority of the Council, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a maximum fine of fifty rand (R50).
3. When an enrolled nursing assistant or an enrolled pupil nursing assistant wears a uniform-
4. Notwithstanding the provisions of these regulations, an enrolled nursing assistant who is a member of the South African Military Nursing Services, or of the Nursing Services of the Prisons Department, need not wear the prescribed distinguishing devices when wearing military uniform, or the uniform of the Prisons Department, unless the Council determines otherwise.
5. These regulations shall also apply in the territory of South-West Africa.
2004 - 2020
South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)