Amendments Proposed to Blood Products Regulations

Department of Health

Proposed amendments to the Regulations Regarding the General Control of Human Bodies, Tissue, Blood Products and Gametes have been published for comment.

The draft amendments were published in Notice 244 in Government Gazette 40700.

Dental Technicians Council Sets New Fees

Department of Health

The South African Dental Technicians Council has drawn up revised annual fees.

The department of health published the fees on the recommendation of the Council and in terms of the Dental Technicians Act.

Fees for Dental Laboratories Adjusted

Department of Health

Amendments have been made to the Regulations Relating to the Registration of Dental Laboratories and Related Matters.

This was announced by the department of health in Notice 206 in Government Gazette 40669.

Implementation of NHI on Track

Department of Health

Implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is on track.

The minister of social development, Bathabile Dlamini, confirmed this during a recent Social Protection, Community and Human Development Post-SONA Cluster media briefing.

Health Professions Council Publishes 2017 Fees

Department of Health

Rules relating to fees payable to the Health Professions Council have been published in Notice 11 in Government Gazette 40637.

The Council published the amended fees payable in terms of the Health Professions Act.

Health Professions Council Prescribes 2017 Fees

Department of Health

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HSPCA) has prescribed the annual fees payable by registered practitioners.

The fees have been published by the HSPCA in terms of the Health Professions Act and shall be due and payable with effect from 1 April 2017.

AHPCSA Seeks Nominations for Professional Boards

Department of Health

The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) has called for nominations for elected members to serve on professional boards.

The call was made in Notice 3 in Government Gazette 40593.

Draft General Medicine Regulations Published for Comment

Department of Health

The health department has published the Draft General Medicine Regulations in Notice 50 in Government Gazette 40577.

The proposed regulations are intended to give effect to the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act of 2008.

Dispensing Fees for Pharmacists Set Down

Department of Health

The health department has published the dispensing fees for pharmacists in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965 in Gazette 40577.

The Regulations Relating to a Transparent Pricing System for Medicines and Scheduled Substances were first published in 2005.

Proposed Qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians Published for Comment

South African Pharmacy Council

The revised qualification for pharmacy support personnel has been published for public comment.

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) extended the revised qualifications for pharmacist assistance to 30 June 2018 and the teach-out period to 30 June 2021.

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