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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

Chapter VIII : Medical aid

78. Medical aid provided by employers


(1) If an employer makes arrangements to provide to his employees injured in accidents medical aid which in the opinion of the Director-General is not less favourable to the employees than that provided for in this Chapter, the Director-General may, subject to such conditions as he may determine, approve such arrangements.


(2) If the Director-General has approved the arrangements referred to in subsection (1)—
(a) the employees concerned shall be entitled to medical aid in accordance with the arrangements;
(b) the employer concerned shall not be required to provide or pay for medical aid except in accordance with the said arrangements;
(c) the Director-General may reimburse an employer who is not individually liable so much out of the compensation fund or reduce his assessment to such an extent as he may deem equitable.


(3) The Director-General may at any time withdraw the approval or amend the conditions referred to in subsection (1).


[Section 78 amended issue by Director-General by Notice No.134 of 2021, GG44331, dated 25 March 2021: The withdrawal of the implementation of S78  with effect 1 March 2021 until further notice]