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HPCSA Withdraws Exception for Occupational Medicine Specialists

Department of Health

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has withdrawn a recent notice on the registration of specialists in occupational medicine.

Board Notice 890 was published in Government Gazette 40188 on 5 August 2016.

Amendments Proposed to Labelling of Cosmetics Regulations

Department of Health

The health department has published draft amended Regulations Relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Composition of Cosmetics in Government Gazette 40216 for comment.

The proposed regulations flow from the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

Brand-Sharing Practices in Medical Schemes Under the Spotlight

Department of Health

The Council for Medical Schemes has published its draft declaration of certain brand-sharing practices between medical schemes and their administrators as undesirable practices for comment.

The draft declaration is published in Notice 917 in Government Gazette 40209 in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.

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