Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Health.
Department of Health
An amendment to dispensing fees has been made in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (1965) under regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances.
The amendment states that the dispensing fee must not exceed 30% of the single exit price (SEP) of a medicine or scheduled substance which is less than or equal to R103.
Department of Labour
Nine notices have been published regarding amendments to regulations for the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (1993).
The notices refer to the annual increase in medical tariffs (excluding VAT) for medical services providers, pharmacies, ambulances and hospital groups in respect of services rendered to injured employees with effect from 1 April 2014.
Sections of the National Health Act (2003) which refer to certificates of need have been proclaimed to commence today.
The act provides a framework for a structured uniform health system which takes into account the obligations imposed by the constitution and other laws on the national, provincial and local governments with regard to health services.
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