Foundational Principles of South African Medical Law (First Edition)
Medical law and health care law in South Africa have become significantly more complex of late. There have been many recent legislative changes which have materially altered the law governing both the funding a
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Medical law and health care law in South Africa have become significantly more complex of late. There have been many recent legislative changes which have materially altered the law governing both the funding and delivery of health care as well as the general understanding of medical law in this country, and there are more such changes to come. For example, a complicating factor in the legislative arena is that, in terms of Schedule 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, each of the nine provinces has legislative competence in the area of health services.
Table of contents
1 - General introduction
2 - The Constitution and health care services
3 - The South African health system
4 - Statutory framework for the regulation of the medical profession
5 - Law of contract: Health services delivery
6 - Law of contract: Health services delivery €“ public sector
7 - Law of contract: Health services delivery €“ private sector
8 - Law of delict: Health services delivery
9 - Professional medical negligence
11 - The patient's privacy and medical confidentiality
Table of statutes and cases