oa South African Health Review - Health legislation and policy : core health issues



In accordance with the State's duty to realise the right of access to health care services, it has adopted a wide range of legislative and other measures. Though the pace at which these measures have been adopted has been challenged and criticised by some, there is no doubt that the range of legislative measures presently in place, if properly implemented, are likely to go a long way in ensuring access to health care services, in developing a rights framework in respect thereof and ultimately inholding institutions and individuals accountable for the delivery of efficient and quality health care services for all South Africans.

This chapter discusses some of the key legislative developments over the past year, provides an overview of current pending legislation and discusses some of the key court challenges and legal debates relating to health legislation and policy in the South African context.


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