Office of Health Standards Compliance Regulations in Place

Department of Health

Procedural Regulations Pertaining to the Functioning of the Office of Health Standards Compliance and Handling of Complaints by the Ombud are in place.

The department of health has published the regulations in Notice 1275 in Government Gazette 40350.

Amendments Proposed to Artificial Fertilisation of Persons Regulations

Department of Health

Regulations Relating to Artificial Fertilisation of Persons are to be amended.

The health department drew up the proposed amendments in terms of the National Health Act.

Declaration of Hazardous Substances in the Offing

Department of Health

The health department has invited comment on a declaration of hazardous substances.

The declaration is made in terms of the Hazardous Substances Act.

Single Exit Price of Medicines to be Adjusted

Department of Health

A Single Exit Price (SEP) adjustment of 2.90% for medicines and related substances has been approved.

The minister of health published his approval of the SEP adjustment in Notice 1018 in Government Gazette 40279.

Regulations on Toxins in Foodstuffs Tweaked

Department of Health

Amendments have been made to the Regulations Governing Tolerances for Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs.

The department of health published the amended regulations in Notice 987 in Government Gazette 40250 in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

Draft National Health Insurance Bill Under Construction

Department of Health

A draft bill on National Health Insurance (NHI) has been developed but cannot be finalised until the White Paper on NHI has been approved.

The health department revealed this during a briefing on its fourth quarter (2015/16) performance report in parliament.

New Subspecialities Added to Health Professions Act Regulations

Department of Health

The department of health has, in terms of the Health Professions Act, amended the Regulations Relating to Specialities and Subspecialities in Medicine and Dentistry.

The amendments were published in Notice 971 in Government Gazette 40243.

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The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has withdrawn a recent notice on the registration of specialists in occupational medicine.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