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Quick Legal Advice

Informed Consent Checklist

What is an HPCSA Complaint?

What is a Summons?

What is a Subpoena?

What is a Request for Records?

POPIA Checklist

HPCSA Ethical and Good Practice Guidelines

HPCSA – Booklet 1: General Ethical Guidelines for Health Care Professions

HPCSA – Booklet 2: Ethical and Professional Rules of the Health Professions of South Africa

HPCSA – Booklet 3: National Patients’ Rights Charter

HPCSA – Booklet 4: Seeking Patients ‘Informed Consent: The Ethical Considerations

HPCSA – Booklet 5: Confidentiality:  Protecting and Providing Information

HPCSA – Booklet 6: Guidelines for the Management of Patients with HIV Infections or AIDS

HPCSA – Booklet 7: Guidelines Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment

HPCSA – Booklet 8: Guidelines on Reproductive Health Management

HPCSA – Booklet 9: Guidelines on Patient Records

HPCSA – Booklet 10: Guidelines for the Practice of Telehealth

HPCSA – Booklet 11: Guidelines on Over Servicing, Perverse Incentives and Related Matters

HPCSA – Booklet 12: Guidelines for the Management of Health Care Waste

HPCSA – Booklet 13: General Ethical Guidelines for Health Researchers

HPCSA – Booklet 14: Ethical Guidelines for Biotechnology Research in South Africa

HPCSA – Booklet 15: Research, Development and the Use of the Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons

HPCSA – Booklet 16: Ethical Guidelines on Social Media


The Children’s Act

Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act

Health Professions Act – 1974

National Health Insurance bill (B 11-2019)

The National Health Act

Case Studies

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CASTELL v DE GREEF 1994 (4) SA 408 (C)

Life Healthcare v JMS, NO (Blood Transfusion Case)

Research and Opinion

SAMJ July 2021 Original Research – Medicolegal cases against obstetricians and gynaecologists in South Africa’s private sector

SAMJ March2018 Guest Editorial – Medicolegal crisis