Council for Medical Schemes
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Role of the council

The Medical Schemes Act gives the Council a number of Statutory Objectives including:

  • To protect the interests of medical schemes and their members;
  • To monitor the solvency and financial soundness of medical schemes;
  • To control and co-ordinate the functioning of medical schemes in a manner that is complementary with the national health policy;
  • To investigate complaints and settle disputes in relation to the affairs of medical schemes;
  • To collect and disseminates information about private health care in South Africa
  • To make rules (that are in line with the Medical Schemes Act) with regard to its own functions and powers; and
  • To make recommendations to the Minister of Health on criteria for the measurement of quality and outcomes of the relevant health services provided for by medical schemes.

Created: 9/13/2010 9:56:37 AM - Last Modified: 8/24/2011 10:10:50 AM
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