The Consumer Protection Act: No-fault liability of health care providers
Slabbert, M Nöthling; Pepper, Michael S;
Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group
The introduction of no-fault or strict liability by the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) poses serious problems in the health care context. With a patient as a consumer' in terms of the CPA, health care practitioners may find themselves as suppliers' or retailer... View more
1. As well as Regulations published in GG 34180 of 1 April (GN R. 293).
2. See s 3(1).
3. S 1.
4. S 5(1). eTh Act does not apply, among others, to transactions for the supply (or promotion) of goods or services to the State or transactions that relate to services supplied under an employment contract.
5. In terms of the policy framework, a consumer is defined as a person who purchases 'goods' or 'services'. See GN 1957 in GG 26774 of 9 September 2004, par 25.