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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.

Proposed Declarations of Hazardous Substances Published for Comment

Department of Health

The health department has re-published proposed declarations of hazardous substances for comment.

The proposed declarations refer to Group I, Category A, Hazardous Substances as well as Group II, Hazardous Substances and are drawn up in terms of the Hazardous Substances Act.

Proposed Declarations of Hazardous Substances in the Pipeline

Department of Health

The health department has published proposed declarations of hazardous substances for comment.

The proposed declarations refer to Group I, Category A, Hazardous Substances as well as Group II, Hazardous Substances and are drawn up in terms of the Hazardous Substances Act.

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.

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