The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is reviewing the rules governing the contracts between medical professionals, in the wake of criticism that its current stance stifles competition.

The HPCSA regulates health professionals and their conduct. Its ethical rules govern how health-care practitioners, ranging from specialists to physiotherapists, may run their practices, and any relationships they may have with other health establishments. These rules prohibit subcontracting and fee-sharing, impose restrictions on the financial interests that professionals can hold in health-care businesses and prevent private hospitals from employing doctors.

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