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South Africa draws up new rules for foreign doctors

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1368
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    Doctors with qualifications from countries outside South Africa will have to serve a minimum of two years in public hospitals before they can enter the private sector, say new rules awaiting promulgation in South Africa.

    The Health Professions Council (the professional registration body), together with the government, has had to decide on a new set of rules for foreign doctors, after several court cases that have arisen from earlier ad hoc changes. The earlier changes also resulted in several anomalies, which needed to be ironed out.

    The new rules will effectively …

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