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Amendments to Long-Term Insurance Act Regulations in the Pipeline

National Treasury

National treasury has published proposed amendments to Long-Term Insurance Act regulations in Government Gazette 40515 for comment.

The regulations were drawn up in terms of section 72 of the act.

Medical Schemes Fees to Brokers Adjusted

Department of Health

The health department has announced that medical schemes must pay R85 plus VAT to brokers as from 1 January 2017.

The notice was published in Government Gazette 40496 in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.

Comment Called on Draft Dental Technology Professions Bill

South African Dental Technicians Council

A draft bill designed to transform and restructure the dental technology profession has been published for comment.

Published in Government Gazette 40480, the Draft Dental Technology Professions Bill was crafted by the South African Dental Technicians Council.

Regulations Relating to Medical Devices Set Down

Department of Health

Regulations relating to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) are in place.

The regulations were published for comment in July last year.

Proposed 2017 Levy for Medical Schemes Drawn Up

Department of Health

The health department has published proposed levies for medical schemes in Government Gazette 40446 for comment.

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

Parliament Briefed on Medical Innovation Bill

Department of Health

The health department has briefed the portfolio committee on health on the Medical Innovation Bill.

The bill, a private member’s bill, was drawn up by the Inkatha Freedom Party’s (IFP) former member of parliament, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini.

Allied Health Professions Council Announces Fee Increases

Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa

Increased fees payable to the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) have been announced.

The AHPCSA has published Notice 173 in Government Gazette 40414 to increase fees payable by students, interns and practitioners, as approved on 7 September 2016.

Dental Therapy and Clinical Associates Regulations in Place

Department of Health

Regulations relating to Dental Therapy and Clinical Associates have been published.

The department of health, after consultation with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, has published the regulations in Government Gazette 40414:

Pharmacy Council Sets Fees for 2017

South African Pharmacy Council

The South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) has issued its fees for 2017.

In terms of the Pharmacy Act, the new fees were published in Notice 172 in Government Gazette 40405 and have been categorized in the following order:

Office of Health Standards Compliance Regulations Republished

Department of Health

Procedural regulations pertaining to the functioning of the Office of Health Standards Compliance and Handling of Complaints by the Ombud have been republished.

The department of health has published Notice 1365 in Government Gazette 40396 with a note that indicates Notice 1275 in Gazette 40350 included errors and is therefore replaced with the new notice.

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