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Legislation to Manage Medico-Legal Claims in the Pipeline

May 27, 2022

Department of Health

Legislation to manage medico-legal claims in South Africa is to be developed in 2022/23.

The health department confirmed this in a briefing in parliament on its 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan.

The department added that the plan is to promulgate legislation to manage medico-legal claims in 2023/24.

Other developments in the pipeline include:

  • A National Mental Health Policy Framework tabled at National Health Council (NHC) in 2022/23;
  • Updated Strategy for the prevention and control of obesity in South Africa developed and published in 2022/23;
  • 75% of adults 50 years and older vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least one dose) in 2022/23;
  • 65% of adults 35 – 49 years vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least one dose) in 2022/23;
  • 60% of young people (12 – 34 years) vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least one dose) in 2022/23;
  • Updated Strategy for the prevention and control of obesity in South Africa developed and published in 2022/23;
  • Evaluation report on the review of the District Health System Policy framework for 2014-2019 available in 2022/23;
  • DHS District Health System Policy framework and strategy for 2022-2026 developed and approved in 2023/24; and
  • Regulations relating to designation/classification of hospitals reviewed and published for comment in 2022/23.