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Circular 25 of 2023: Amendments to the Medical Schemes Act Regulations 31 & 32

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) would like to notify stakeholders and the general public that the proposed amendments to Regulations 31 and 32 of the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) (MSA) have been promulgated by the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla in Government Gazette Notice no 48838 published on 23 June 2023.

Regulation 31 deals with the fees payable to register a medical scheme, accredit an administrator, managed care organisation and brokers, and change the name of a medical scheme. It also states the amount payable upon the renewal of accreditation of entities. Regulation 32 deals with penalties payable for every day, a failure contemplated in Section 66(3) of the MSA continues.

The new rates are effective from 01 September 2023.

For ease of reference, refer to the table below:

Application for registration of a medical scheme R8 750 R9 120
To change the name of a medical scheme R700 R730
Registration of Amendments, Rescissions, or additions to the rules of a scheme R55 per page R57 per page
Application for accreditation or renewal of accreditation as an Administrator R14 000 R14 592
Application for accreditation or renewal of accreditation as a Broker R1 400 R1 459
An appeal contemplated in section 50(3) of the Act R2 800 R2 918
Application for accreditation/renewal of accreditation as a managed health care organisation R14 000 R14 592
Penalty for every day which a failure contemplated in section 66(3) of Act R1 400 R1 459


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