The Medical Schemes Act cites its purpose as

  • 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 coordination of medical schemes;
  • and to provide for incidental matters.

The full Act can be viewed here.

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