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Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No. 131 of 1998)

Chapter 3 : Council for Medical Schemes

Part 2 : Registrar, Deputy Registrar and staff of Council

18. Appointment of Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Medical Schemes


(1) The Minister shall, after consultation with the Council, appoint a Registrar and one or more Deputy Registrars of Medical Schemes.


(2) The Registrar shall be the executive officer of the Council and shall manage the affairs of the Council.


(3) The Registrar shall act in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the policy and directions of the Council.


(4) The Registrar may assign to any staff member such of his or her functions or duties as he or she may from time to time determine.


(5) The Registrar shall supervise the staff appointed under section 8(a) or (c) or placed at his or her disposal in terms of section 19(1).


(6) A Deputy Registrar shall assist the Registrar in the performance of his or her functions and the carrying out of his or her duties and may, subject to the approval of the Registrar, exercise any power conferred upon the Registrar by the Council or by this Act.