Health minister’s ex-legal advisor slams Certificate of Need law

Chris Bateman


A former legal advisor to the national Minister of Health and legal expert in the medical scheme and private hospital industries, Dr Debbie Pearmain, has criticised government for ‘over-managing’ healthcare service distribution and ignoring demand-side drivers.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Certificate of Need; Healthcare services

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(12):841-842. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9119

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Date submitted: 2014-10-31
Date published: 2014-11-19

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