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SAMLA REGISTERED MEDICAL MEDIATORS
- SAMLA provides the Register of Medical Mediators as a service to the public, including state health authorities, professional indemnity insurers, the RAF and others who may wish to refer medical disputes to mediation.
- The Mediators listed on the SAMLA Register of Medical Mediators are Accredited Mediators, who are committed to contributing their professional services to the mediation of medical disputes in South Africa, including clinical negligence- and personal injury disputes, as well as health sector commercial disputes.
- The credentials of the Mediators on the SAMLA Register have been verified by :
- Obtaining and storing copies of:
- The duly completed and signed application form, which includes acceptance of the provisions of the SAMLA MOI (see copy below), as well as a pledge to act in accordance with the ethical standards of the SAMLA Code of Conduct (see copy below) and to conduct mediations in accordance with the SAMLA Guidelines and Protocol for Medical Mediation (see copy below);
- Proof of registration by the relevant Professional Registration Authority;
- Proof of accreditation as a mediator by a Mediation Accreditation Authority;
- Signed copy of the SAMLA Code of Conduct;
- Signed copy of the SAMLA Guidelines and Protocol for Medical Mediation; and
- Curriculum vitae with identity document and recent photograph;
- As well as affirmation of:
- Membership of SAMLA in good standing; and
- Good standing with the relevant Professional Registration Authority.
- By complying with the above, SAMLA Registered Medical Mediators hold themselves to a high ethical standard, and subject themselves to disciplinary procedures if they fail to act in accordance therewith. In the event that a SAMLA Registered Medical Mediator is considered to have acted unethically, any aggrieved party may lodge a complaint with SAMLA. In such cases the complaint will be referred to the SAMLA Disciplinary Panel for hearing in accordance with the disciplinary policy as set out in para 11.3.5 of the SAMLA MOI.
- The SAMLA Register of Medical Mediators is for information purposes only. Mediators on the register may be appointed, by agreement between parties, to mediate the dispute between them.
- Apart from verification in the terms set out above, SAMLA does not have the statutory authority to accredit any professional person. Any dissatisfaction with the professional conduct of a SAMLA Registered Medical Mediator may naturally be referred to the applicable Professional Registration Authority and/or to the applicable Mediation Accreditation Authority.
- SAMLA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims, all liability for damages of any kind, howsoever arising out of the conduct of any mediator.
- SAMLA will not accept any liability in respect of the conduct of any mediator, and such mediator will be therefore personally liable for any damages and/or other liability arising therefrom. SAMLA accepts no liability for the actions, views and decisions of any mediator, nor for the consequences of any actions taken by or against the mediator.
For further information in relation to Medical Mediators SA please see the following downloadable documents :