Developing the legal framework for the National Health Insurance (NHI)policy is likely to take twice longer than by the 2022 deadline government has planned, the annual Hospital Association of SA conference was told. In addition to amending 11 existing healthcare Acts, the government would probably need to craft two entirely new pieces of NHI-related legislation.

It will require such a complex set of legislative reforms, it will be impossible to achieve by 2022, said Werksmans Attorneys’ director of healthcare and life science practice, Neil Kirby…..more