n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The new Consumer Protection Act and the GP anaesthetist : more about... anaesthetics

Volume 30, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



This article gives a brief overview of the influence/impact of the new Consumer Protection Act 68 of 20081 and the Regulations on the practising of medicine by the general practitioner (GP) anaesthetist. The Act came into force/operation on 1 April 2011. Aspects such as the purpose of the Act, the rights of patients, obligations/responsibilities of the medical practitioner (who is the supplier of services and/or goods), no-fault liability and recourse available for the consumer, are discussed.

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