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

Regulations

Regulations in terms of the Medical Schemes Act

Chapter 1 : Definitions

1. Definitions

 

In these Regulations any expression defined in the Act bears that meaning and, unless the context otherwise indicates—

 

"broker"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"child dependant"

means a dependant who is under the age of 21 or older if he or she permitted under the rules of a medical scheme to be a dependant;

 

"COVID-19"

means an acute medical illness caused by a novel coronavirus;

[Definition substituted by section 1 of Notice No. 45, GG44103, dated 29 January 2021 - effective immediately and valid for the period of COVID-19 pandemic as declared by the World Healh Organisation (WHO) (section 1(2))]

 

"creditable coverage"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"enhanced option"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"hospital treatment"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"late joiner"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"managed health care"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"practice code number"

means the number allotted to a supplier of a relevant health service as a practice number by an organisation or body approved by the Council;

 

"pre–existing sickness condition"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"public hospital system"

[deleted by the Regulation Gazette 7496, 2002]

 

"the Act"

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

 

"the Regulations"

means Regulations made under the Medical Schemes Act published under Government Notice No. R. 1262 of 20 October 1999, as amended by Government Notices Nos. R. 05 June 2000, R. 650 of 30 June 2000,

[Definition substituted by section 1 of Notice No. 45, GG44103, dated 29 January 2021]