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National Health Amendment Bill in the Pipeline

Parliament

A draft bill providing for a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare is in the pipeline.

Comment has been called on the Draft National Health Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill drawn up by Deidre Carter, a COPE member of parliament.

Material Transfer Agreement of Human Biological Materials in Place

Department of Health

The Material Transfer Agreement of Human Biological Materials has been drawn up.

The health department published the Agreement in Government Gazette 41781 in terms of the National Health Act.

Competition Commission Releases Provisional Report on Health Sector

Competition Commission

The private healthcare market suffers from multiple market failures.

The Competition Commission emphasized this in its provisional report on the Health Market Inquiry released last week.

NCOP Seeks Comment on Health Laboratory Service Bill

Department of Health

The select committee on social services has called for comment on the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence in April 2018.

Dental Technicians Council Seeks Members

Department of Health

The South African Dental Technicians Council has invited the public and institutions to submit nominations of suitable candidates to be considered for appointment to the Council.

The invitation was published in Notice 610 in Government Gazette 41712.

Comment Sought on Draft NHI Bill

Department of Health

The Draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has been published for comment.

The health department published the draft bill in Government Gazette 41725.

Draft NHI Bill to be Released Soon

Department of Health

The release of the Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the Draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is imminent.

The health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced during his department’s budget vote speech in the national council of provinces.

Medical Schemes Amendment Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Health

The Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill is on track.

During his department’s budget vote speech in parliament, the health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that the proposed legislation will be placed before cabinet for approval soon.

Control of Tobacco Products Bill Published for Comment

Department of Health

The Draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill has been published for comment.

The health department published the draft bill in Government Gazette 41617.

National Health Laboratory Service Bill Sent to NCOP

Department of Health

The national assembly has passed the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The bill was tabled in Parliament in May 2017.

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