Medical body’s probe into Bonitas terminated inexplicably
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The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) in 2018 inexplicably terminated a two-year investigation into allegations of trustee election fraud, improper contracts and conflicts of interest at Bonitas Medical Fund, SA’s second-largest open medical scheme.
The CMS initiated the investigation, which is called an “inspection” in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, into Bonitas in November 2014. Bonitas then launched legal action opposing the inspection that went as far as the Supreme Court of Appeal. The inspection eventually got under way in late 2016, before being halted.
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