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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.

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.

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