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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993

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To provide for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

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Latest Developments:

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993), has been updated with a Notice on Banking Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Diseases related Claims, as per Notice No. 526 of GG45127, dated 10 September 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of a Privacy Statement of the Compensation Fund, as per Notice R.755 of GG 45057 dated 27 August 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993), has been updated with an Amended issue by the Director-General re: Introduction of a Minimum Assessment Specific to the Domestic Sector in terms of Section 83(1) of the Act, as per Notice No. 361 of GG44722, dated 17 June 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of a Correction by Erratum Notice to Regulations on Compensation Fund’s Tariffs of Assessment made by the Minister under the Act: Notice No. 1282 of 2020, as per Notice 182 of GG 44409 dated 1 April 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 for Occupational Therapy, as per Notice 181 of GG 44408 dated 1 April 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 for Physiotherapists, as per Notice 180 of GG 44406 dated 1 April 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Service Providers 2021 for Optometrists and Speech/Audiologist, as per Notice 179 of GG 44406 dated 1 April 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of Annual increase in medical tariffs 2021 – Doctors Gazette 2021, as per Notice 158 of GG 44364 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Private Hospitals, as per Notice 155 of GG 44358 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Social Worker Psycology, as per Notice 154 of GG 44356 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Wound Care and Blood Services, as per Notice 153 of GG 44356 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Service Providers 2021 for Orhotists/Prosthestists Gazette 2021, as per Notice 149 of GG 44347 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Renel Care, as per Notice 152 of GG 44355 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Chiropractor, as per Notice 151 of GG 44354 dated 30 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs 2021 - Dental, as per Notice 147 of GG 44345 dated 29 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of the Scale of Fees: Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs Ambulance Gazette 2021, as per Notice 146 of GG 44344 dated 29 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the publication of a Notice issued by Director-General under COID Act, 1993 (as amended), as per Notice 134 of GG 44331 dated 25 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated the publication of the requirements for the Registration of Domestics Worker Employers in terms of Section 80 of the Act, as per Notice 106 of GG 44250 dated 10 March 2021

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated the publication of Tariffs of Assessment made by the Minister, as per Notice 1282 of GG 43959 dated 3 December 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated for Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Doctors 2020, as per Notice N184 of GG 43111 dated 27 August 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by an amendment (in Main Act) Schedule 4: Manner of Calculating Compensation : Increase in Monthly Pensions, as per Notice R823 of GG 43569 dated 31 July 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by a Directive on Compensation for workplace-acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), as per Notice No. 387 of GG 43540 dated 23 July 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Cancellation of approved loadings of Rates in terms of Section 85(2) of the Act, as per Notice No. 780 of GG 43528 dated 17 July 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Extending the Deadline for Submission of the Return of Earnings of 2019 from 31 May 2020 top 30 June 2020, as per Notice No. 611 of GG 43368 dated 29 May 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Revising the Return of Earnings Prescribed Form, 2020, as per Notice No. 476 of GG43249 dated 24 April 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers for Optometrist and Speech Audiologists, as per Notice No. 202 of GG 43140 dated 25 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers for Dental Services 2020, as per Notice No. 201 of GG 43139 dated 25 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers for Chiropractors, as per Notice No. 200 of GG 43137 dated 25 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by notice on compensation for occupationally-acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) as per Notice No. 193 of GG43126 dated 23 March 2020.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers for Physiotherapists, as per Notice No. 190 of GG 43120 dated 20 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated for Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Occupational Therapy, as per Notice N189 of GG 43119 dated 20 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated for Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Ambulance, Private Hospitals and Blood Services, as per Notice N188 of GG 43118 dated 20 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers for Orthoptists and Prosthetics, as per Notice No. 185 of GG 43112 dated 19 March 2020

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with Data Cleansing on all Active Pensions in the Compensation Fund as per Notice No. 651 of GG42902 dated 13 December 2019.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with a Notice to Compensation Fund Medical Service Providers : Compulsory Invoicing requirements in Medical Claims as per Notice No. 354 of GG42561 dated 5 July 2019.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers 2019 and Guideline for Optometrists and Speech/Audiologists 2019 as per Notice No. 353 of GG42561 dated 5 July 2019.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with Amendments to the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 2019 as per Notice No. 353 of GG42561 dated 5 July 2019.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2019, Doctors, Ambulance Services, Private Hospitals, Blood Services, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractor, Dental Service, Orthoptists/Prosthetists, Renal Care, Wound Care, Social Workers, as per Notices No. 188 to 193 of GG42354 dated 29 March 2019.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated with Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018, Private Ambulance Services, Psychiatric and Private Rehabilitation Hospitals, Blood Services 2018, Private Hospitals (57/58), Psychiatric and Private Rehabilitation Hospitals (55/59), as per Notice No. 807 of GG42112 dated 14 December 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Monthly Pensions, Increase in Monthly Pensions (1 April 2018) as per Notice No. 335 of GG41701 dated 13 June 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by the substitution of Schedule 4 – Manner of calculating compensation, as per GG41701, Notice No. 334 dated 13 June 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Renal Care, Social Worker Services, Psychologists and Wound Care, as per Notice 217 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Orthotists/Prosthetists, as per Notice 216 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Specialists, as per Notice 215 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Dental Practitioners, as per Notice 214 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Private Services, as per Notice 213 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Scale of Fees, Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers – 2018 – Physiotherapy Services, as per Notice 212 of GG41596 dated 25 April 2018.

 

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated, Regulations, Regulations of Payment of Funeral Expenses to Dependents of Diseased Employees made by the Minister under Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993, Notice No. 82 dated 6 February 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated, Monthly Pensions, Increase in monthly pensions (April 2018) by Notice No. 18 dated 16 January 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated, Schedules, Schedule 4: Manner of calculating compensation, by Notice No. 17 dated 16 January 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated, General Notices, Increase of Maximum Amount of Earnings on which the assessment of an employer shall be calculated – 2018, Notice No. 16 dated 16 January 2018.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been amended by Amendment of Schedule 4 of Act No. 130 of 1993, Notice No. 816, Government Gazette 41026, dated 04 August 2017.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Monthly Pensions, Increase in Monthly Pensions (1 April 2017) as per Notice No. 815 of GG41026 dated 4 August 2017.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Monthly Pensions, Increase in Monthly Pensions (1 April 2016) as per Notice No. 447 of GG39931 dated 15 April 2016.

 

The Compensation and Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993), has been amended by Government Gazette 39044, Notice No. 658, Minimum Level of Pension of the Compensation Fund, dated 31 July 2015.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Monthly Pensions, Increase in monthly pensions (April 2015) as per Notice No. 273 of GG38643 dated 30 March 2015.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been amended by Government Gazette 35320, dated 1 April 2012 – Notice 352; Fees for Medical Aid

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been amended by;

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 446; Increase of Maximum Amount of Earnings on which the Assessment of an Employer shall be Calculated

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 447; Increase in Monthly Pensions

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 448; Amendment of Schedule

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 381 in Government Gazette No. 34251 dated 3 May 2011.

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. 303-Increase in Maximum amount of Earnings on which the Assessment of an Employer shall be calculated; Notice No. 304-Amendment of Schedule 4-Manner of calculating compensation; and Notice No. 305-Increase in monthly pensions, printed in Government Gazette No. 33118 dated 21st April 2010.

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notice No. 693 – Increase in Monthly Pensions, and Notice No. 695 – Increase of maximum amount of Earnings, published in Government Gazette No. 32339 dated 22 June 2009.

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notices –

No. 632 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32270 dated 3 June 2009 (Scale of Fees for Medical Aid-Orthotic & Prosthetic Supply Protocol);

No. 633 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32271 dated 3 June 2009 (Private Ambulance Services);

No. 634 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32272 dated 3 June 2009 (Private Hospitals and Psychiatric Hospitals);

No. 635 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32273 dated 3 June 2009 (Occupational Therapy);

No. 636 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32274 dated 3 June 2009 (Physiotherapy Services);

No. 637 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32275 dated 3 June 2009 (Chiropractic Services) and

No. 638 of 2009 published in Government Gazette no. 32276 dated 3 June 2009 (Dental Services)

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notice No. 241 published in Government Gazette No. 31974 dated 5 March 2009 regarding Rules, Forms and Particulars; and an Amendment of Schedule 4 of the Act, being Notice No. 694 published in Government Gazette No. 32339 dated 22 June 2009.

 

This Act has been extensively updated by the addition of 37 (not listed here) Government Notices, Circular Instructions, and Amendments between 2001 and 2008, ending with Amended Regulations in Government Gazette No. 30646 dated 11 January 2008.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been updated by Circular Instructions, Circular Instruction No. 178 - Compensation for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Health Care Workers as per Notice No. 81 of GG24231 dated 10 January 2003.

 

Amendments have been made to Schedule 4 and an increase in monthly pensions. These amendments are as published in Gazette 21615, dated 1 October 2000 and take effect from 1 March 2001.

Amendments have been made to the following: Schedule 4, increase in monthly pensions, and increase of maximum amount of earnings. These amendments are as published in Gazette 20843, dated 4 February 2000.

Extensive updates to the Scale of Fees for Medical Aid, Dental Aid and Chiropractors have taken place, as published in Gazette 20683, 20684 and 20685, respectively, and have taken effect as from the 1 January 2000.

Schedule 4 to the Act was also extensively updated by notice in the gazette dated, 8 January 1999.