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Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998

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131 of 1998

The Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998 intends:

  • to consolidate the laws relating to registered medical schemes;
  • to provide for the establishment of the Council for Medical Schemes as a juristic person;
  • to provide for the appointment of the Registrar of Medical Schemes;
  • to make provision for the registration and control of certain activities of medical schemes;
  • to protect the interests of members of medical schemes;
  • to provide for measures for the co-ordination of medical schemes; and 
  • to provide for incidental matters.


1 February 1999 (Gazette 19725 of 29 January 1999)