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JP van Niekerk


The new regulations making it compulsory for independent health practitioners to have indemnity cover from this December, apparently a noble effort to protect patients, may make matters infinitely worse, Chris Bateman reports in Izindaba.
This is because the biggest player in the game, the Medical Protection Society, (MPS) which has 25 000 South African members and is classified as ‘mutual society’ cannot qualify as a short term insurer – something the new regulations insist doctors use - ostensibly to enable efficient regulation within our borders.

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JP van Niekerk, HMPG

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indemnity cover, Medical Protection Society.

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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(11):691.

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Date submitted: 2010-10-04
Date published: 2010-11-09

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