NHI Bill needs to address indemnity for both doctors and patients

NHI Bill needs to address indemnity for both doctors and patients

NHI Bill needs to address indemnity for both doctors and patients

JULY 10TH, 2019 MPS COLUMN

MPSThe current draft Bill that limits State compensation in medical negligence cases leaves unclear matters that are important to both practitioners and patients, writes Tony Behrman, consultant to MPS.

Behrman writes:

From when it was first mooted in the draft Green Paper format in 2008, MPS understands the South African government’s need to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all.

The current draft Bill is however silent on the subject of indemnity. In response to the draft Bill, we wrote to the then minister of health to express our concerns and offered our support in future phases of the implementation.

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https://www.medicalbrief.co.za/archives/nhi-bill-needs-address-indemnity-doctors-patients/