Council for Medical Schemes
Medical schemes regulator revives plan for central database of members
The Council for Medical Schemes continues with plans for a registry
The medical schemes regulator has revived a controversial plan to establish a central database of scheme members and is once again calling on schemes to provide personal details about their members.
The idea of a central database was first flighted by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) in 2017 and ran into immediate opposition from the DA and several schemes, who expressed concerns about what the data would be used for, and the potential infringement on members’ privacy...