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Regulation Gazette No. 10177 Regulasiekoerant

May
Vol. 659 7 2020 No. 43295
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Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings

Health, Department of/ Gesondheid, Departement van


515 Medical Schemes Act (131/1998): Medical Schemes Act Regulations: Amendment................................................ 43295 3

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings


Health, Department of/ Gesondheid, Departement van

No. R. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2020


NO. 515  07 MAY 2020
515 Medical Schemes Act (131/1998): Medical Schemes Act Regulations: Amendment 43295

MEDICAL SCHEMES ACT, 1998 (ACT No.131 OF 1998)

MEDICAL SCHEMES ACT REGULATIONS: AMENDMENT

The Minister of Health has, in terms of section 67 of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act
No. 131 of 1998), and after consultation with the Council for Medical Schemes, made the
Regulations in the Schedule.

………………………………………………..

DR ZWELINI LAWRENCE MKHIZE, MP

MINISTER OF HEALTH

DATE: ,..1410)t /.20 2,0

SCHEDULE
Definitions

1. In these regulations any word or expression to which a meaning has been


assigned in the regulations shall bear such meaning, unless the context indicates
otherwise-

“COVID-19” means an acute respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus;


and
“the regulations” means Regulations made under the Medical Schemes Act
published under Government Notice No. R. 1262 of 20 October 1999, as
amended by Government Notices Nos. R. 05 June 2000, R. 650 of 30 June 2000,

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R.247 of 01 March 2002, R1360 of 04 November 2002, and R. 1397 of 06


October 2003.

Amendment of the Annexure of the Regulations

1. Regulation is hereby
"Annexure A of the Regulation hereby amended
amendedby
byinsertion
insertion of the
Diagnosis and Treatment Pair in the list of Prescribed Minimum Benefits in
under the heading "Respiratory System"

Treatment: screening, clinically appropriate diagnostic


diagnostic tests,
tests, medication,
medical management including
including hospitalisation
hospitalisation and
and treatment
treatment of
of complications,
complications,
and Rehabilitation of Covid -19."

Short Title and commencement

2. (1) These Regulations are called Medical Schemes Act Regulations:

Amendment, 2020.

(2) These Regulations are effective on the day of publication in the government

gazette and valid for the period of COVID -19 pandemic.

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