The Council determines overall policy, but day to day decisions and management of staff are the responsibility of the Registrar and the Executive Managers.
Who sits on the Council?
Members of the Council represent a variety of skills and backgrounds, and include experts in law, finance, actuarial sciences, economics, medical sciences, corporate governance and consumer affairs. Council members are appointed on a part-time basis for a period of up to 3 years. The following members to the Council were appointed by the Minister of Health:
Role of the Council
The Medical Schemes Act gives the Council a number of Statutory Objectives including:
When does the Council Meet?
The Council meets at least four times a year, but special meetings may be called by the chairperson or at the written request of the majority of members.
The Minister may at any time request a meeting of the Council. The executive committee of the Council meets at least once a month or at intervals determined by the chairperson. In addition, Council also has a number of Subcommittees which meet on a more regular basis.