Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Health.

Single Exit Price of Medicines to be Adjusted

Department of Health

A Single Exit Price (SEP) adjustment of 2.90% for medicines and related substances has been approved.

The minister of health published his approval of the SEP adjustment in Notice 1018 in Government Gazette 40279.

Draft National Health Insurance Bill Under Construction

Department of Health

A draft bill on National Health Insurance (NHI) has been developed but cannot be finalised until the White Paper on NHI has been approved.

The health department revealed this during a briefing on its fourth quarter (2015/16) performance report in parliament.

Regulations on Toxins in Foodstuffs Tweaked

Department of Health

Amendments have been made to the Regulations Governing Tolerances for Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs.

The department of health published the amended regulations in Notice 987 in Government Gazette 40250 in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

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