Useful information

We have included references to South Africa’s health policy reforms, past present and future.

Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry

The Competition Commission is conducting a market inquiry in the private healthcare sector.

Debbie Pearmain is the author of the book The Law of Medical Schemes in South Africa. It is a loose-leaf publication available from Juta publishers. It explains the law relating to medical schemes in terms of the legal environment in which schemes operate, the relationship between a scheme and its beneficiaries, corporate governance of medical schemes, the relationship between a medical scheme and health care providers, and the relationship between a medical scheme and its administrator.
It is updated regularly to take into account changes in the law and the medical schemes industry. It also contains the Medical Schemes Act and the regulations which is very useful. South African courts have referred to it more than once in their judgments.