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CMS Draws Up Proposed Levies for 2018

Department of Health

The health department has published proposed levies for medical schemes in Government Gazette 41259 for comment.

The proposed levies were drawn up by the Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act.

MMC Makes Resolution on Bacterial Strains

Department of Health

The Medicines Control Council has resolved that oral preparations containing a listed bacterial strain shall be registered as medicines falling under category A as outlined in Medicines and Related Substances Act regulations.

The health department published the resolution in Government Gazette 41248.

Pharmacy Council Sets Down New Fees

Department of Health

The South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) has issued its fees for 2018.

In terms of the Pharmacy Act, the new fees were published in Notice 841 in Government Gazette 41210 and have been categorized in the following order:

Draft National Health Insurance Bill on Track

Department of Health

The Draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be placed before cabinet for approval in November 2017.

The health department revealed this during a briefing in parliament on its 2016/17 Annual Report.

Regulations on Sodium in Foodstuffs Amended

Department of Health

The regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs has a new definition on processed meats.

The amendment was published in Government Gazette 41164 in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

Datamatrix Barcode Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products in the Pipeline

Department of Health

The health department seeks comment on the GTIN -14 Datamatrix barcode requirements in the special requirements and conditions of contract for pharmaceutical products.

The request for information was published in Government Gazette 41114.

List of Classified and Certified Psychological Tests Tweaked

Department of Health

The list of classified and certified psychological tests has been amended.

The health department published the revised list in Government Gazette 41100 in terms of the Health Professions Act.

Comment Sought on Forensic Pathology Service Regulations

Department of Health

Regulations Regarding the Rendering of Forensic Pathology Service are in the pipeline.

The health department called for comment on the draft regulations in Government Gazette 41082.

New General Regulations for Medicines and Related Substances Act

Department of Health

New general regulations to the Medicines and Related Substances Act are in place.

The health department published the regulations in Government Gazette 41064.

Rules Relating to Good Pharmacy Practice to be Tweaked

Department of Health

The South African Pharmacy Council has published its intention, in Notice 591 in Government Gazette 41043, to add minimum standards to Annexure A of the Rules Relating to Good Pharmacy Practice.

The proposed minimum standard specifically relates to the approval of facilities (other than primary healthcare clinics) where a pharmacist’s assistant (post-basic) may practice under indirect supervision – pharmacy linked distribution points.

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