Please read SAMLA's last newsletter of October 2023
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Please see letter from Prof Stelleberg re SAIME
South Africa's medico-legal problems are well-documented. Our healthcare system is vulnerable with many healthcare workers working under stressful conditions not to mention the uncertainty in relation to the implementation of the National Health Insu
Medico-legal claims against the government amounted to billions over the past two financial years, most of it from claimants in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
RE: Various letters from Medical Experts complaining about unpaid invoices and calling for a prohibition in the use of their reports by the RAF
In November 2021 the South African Medico-Legal Association joined other with leading healthcare organisations in South Africa in urging the government to review the culpable homicide law and its application in healthcare settings.
Judge R Sutherland pays tribute to Judge Claassen.
Signed statement about SAMLA being a neutral organization with reference to the vaccinations
The SAMLA Review is the newsletter of SAMLA that is produced three times per year. Issue 3, May 2021, is now available here.
Coming soon....SAMLA presents a two hour seminar on Informed Consent, presented by Prof Henry Lerm and Desiree David.
Judge "Neels" Claassen, President of SAMLA passed away on 13 June 2021.
Revised Consolidated 18 September 2021 Directive re Court Operations in the Gauteng Division of the High Court during the extended National State of Disaster_issued on 11 June 2021
The Constitutional Court has ruled that South African courts will now be able to consider ordering alternative compensation – instead of a lump-sum payment – to those injured as a result of medical negligence.
Very important information about the SAMLA Foundations Course and 10 Workshops dates and deadlines..
A full day workshop addressing the RAF foundational knowledge needed to effectively mediate an RAF action.
Directive 1 of 2021: Case management and enrolment of Civil Trials in the Gauteng Division of the High Court_issued on 18 February 2021
Amended - Notice from the Judge President re Taxation of Bills of Cost in Settlement Agreements Inter Parties
The SAMLA Review is the newsletter of SAMLA that is produced three times per year. Issue 2, January 2021, is now available here.
Directive - Referral to the Full Court re matters between Compensation Solutions Pty Ltd v The Compensation Commissioner and Another
Checklist for compliance to assist attorneys with the 18 September 2020 consolidated directive
SAMLA congratulates Mr Trevor Reynolds on being given a Lifetime Honorary Membership of SAMLA.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)
Kindly refer to the attached amended consolidated Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division.
The 2018 HPCSA response to SAMLA that psychologists from different registration categories may draw up joint minutes
APRAV has made submissions wrt solutions for the RAF. The documents have been posted under RAF articles on this website https://medicolegal.org.za/raf-matters.php
The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), which seeks to balance the right to privacy against other rights, such as access to information, has been put into operation incrementally. Some sections, including those dealing with the
The draft list of qualifying physical impairment or disability expenditure, Section 6B of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is probably of interest to those who have taken part in SAMLA's Practical Workshop 8. We've posted it in the ARTICLES page for your i
Disaster Management Act: Level 1. 18 September 2020
The CaseLines quick reference guide as referred to in paragraph 247 in the amended Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Divisio
Kindly refer to the attached amended consolidated Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division. The CaseLines quick reference guide, as referred to in paragraph 247 thereof, can be found on in this News sectin of t
The application to wind up the RAF : Adv A Oosthuizen's commentary, shared here with permission
Judge Claassen, Non executive president of SAMLA writes, "SAMLA would also be supportive of any skilled professionals applying to be admitted as friends of the court ("amici curiae") to assist the court with information, expertise or statistical evid
The application to wind up the RAF. Please also see Av Oosthuizen;'s commentary a well as a statement from Judge Claasen
In modern clinical neuropsychology (Lezak et al., 2012), the choice of psychological tests is based on a hypothesis testing model of neuropsychological evaluation, and not a psychometric model. The orientation, therefore, is functional rather than te
SAMLA would like to salute and thank the nurses on this 2020 international nurses’ day for their commitment, compassion and care that they have for the wellbeing of our nation.
These directives set out how, and under what conditions, all matters enrolled in the Gauteng Divisions shall be undertaken during the period of the lockdown and until the end of Term 2 of 2020, including the first week of the July 2020 recess.
Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za
Prof E Stellenberg, SAMLA President's letter to SAMLA members re COVID-19
Correct Registration form for the online Foundations of Medico-Legal Practice Course
In May 2018, Judge Neels Claassen, (Chairman of SAMLA) asked me to meet with a highly esteemed gentleman from India who was interested in our medico-legal association, as he himself was one of the founders of the Indian Medico-Legal and Ethics Associ
Question: I am a Physio/OT/Nurse. What if some of the workshops do not apply to me?
A short overview of his life delivered by the family at his funeral on 29 December 2018
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Prof Charles Lautenbach who passed away recently (23 June 2018). Read the beautiful eulogies by his daughter Gabi and his colleague, Dr Richard Kyte.