DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 57 OF 2002: DIRECTIONS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY NO-FAULT COMPENSATION SCHEME ISSUED IN TERMS OF THE ACT
Notice Title: Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (“DMA”): Directions on the establishment of a COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme issued in terms of the Act
Government Notice: GN 1987 in GG 46196 on 4 April 2022
Commencing date: 4 April 2022
The Minister of Health (“the Minister”), in terms of Chapter 8 of the Regulations made in terms of section 27 of the DMA (“the Regulations”), published the Directions on the establishment of a COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme (“the Direction”).
The Direction covers amongst other the following:
- Administration of the Scheme;
- Compensation for vaccine injury
- Claims for compensation; and
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
In terms of regulation 93 of the Regulations, any person who has suffered a serious Covid-19 injury (permanent / temporary physical or mental impairment or death) caused by the administration of an applicable vaccine, or the dependent of a deceased person whose death resulted from the administration of an applicable vaccine, at an official vaccination site may be eligible for compensation from the Scheme.
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