Research from Nelson Mandela University provides new study on legal issues (The Constitutionality of the National Health Insurance Bill: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers): Legal Issues – InsuranceNewsNet


Health Policy and Law Daily

April 19, 2022 (NewsRx) — By a News reporter staff news editor at Health Policy and Law Daily — Research on legal issues discussed in a new report. According to news reports from Nelson Mandela University by NewsRx correspondents, the research stated, “As the supreme law of the country, the Constitution of Republic of South Africa1996 (the Constitution) requires that any law or conduct be consistent with its regulations.”

Our newsroom received a quote from research by Nelson Mandela University: “The National Health Insurance Bill, 2019 (the Bill) is no exception. Clause 4 of the draft law states that South African citizens, permanent residents and refugees will have access to quality healthcare services, while asylum seekers and undocumented migrants will have access to emergency medical services and services for reportable health conditions. The treatment of asylum seekers is of concern given that asylum seekers are a vulnerable group enjoying a special status under international law. This article seeks to assess the constitutionality of Section 4 of the bill as it restricts access to health services for asylum seekers. The aim is to determine to what extent different treatment of asylum seekers is permissible.”

According to the news editors, the inquiry concluded: “Clause 4 of the bill is compared to Sections 9 and 27 of the bill Constitution and international law”.

For more information on this research, see: The Constitutionality of the National Health Insurance Bill: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 2022.25. (Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal – https://journals.assaf.org.za/per/). The publisher for Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal is Northwest University.

A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2022/v25ia12221.

Our news journalists report that additional information can be obtained by contacting us Priscilla Moyo, Nelson Mandela University.

(Our reports provide fact-based news about research and discoveries from around the world.)

Comments are closed.