Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No. 131 of 1998)
Regulations in terms of the Medical Schemes Act
Chapter 5 : Provision of managed health care
If managed health care entails the use of a protocol –
|a)||such protocol must be developed on the basis of evidence-based medicine, taking into account considerations of cost-effectiveness and affordability;|
|b)||the medical scheme and the managed health care organisation must provide such protocol to health care providers, beneficiaries and members of the public, upon request; and|
|c)||provision must be made for appropriate exceptions where a protocol has been ineffective or causes or would cause harm to a beneficiary, without penalty to that beneficiary.|
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