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Proposed amendments to Regulation 31 and 32 of Medical Schemes Act – Cost implications for industry

The Council for Medical Schemes has recently released the proposed amendments to Regulation 31 and 32 of the Medical Schemes Act.

Regulation 31 deals with the amounts payable to register a medical scheme, to accredit an administrator, managed care organisation and brokers, as well as to change the name of a medical scheme. It also states the amount payable upon the renewal of accreditation of entities. Regulation 32 deals with the penalties payable for every day which a failure contemplated in Section 66(3) of the Act continues.

Some of the proposed amount changes include:

Amounts payable Current Proposed
Application for registration R8 750,00 R12 500,00
Accreditation or renewal of accreditation as an administrator R14 000,00 R18 000.00
Accreditation or renewal of accreditation as a broker R1 400,00 R1 800,00
An appeal contemplated R2 800,00 R3 600.00
Accreditation or renewal of accreditation as a managed health care organization R14 000,00 R18 000,00

Interested persons are invited to submit any substantiated comments in writing on the proposed amendments to the Director-General of Health – mushwm@health.gov.za

Click here to download the Amendment of Regulations document.

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