Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee Requests Further Written Comments on State Liability Amendment Bill

Parliament� The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today called for further written submissions on the State Liability Amendment Bill.

Committee Chairperson Ms Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo said that, among other things, the Bill provides for structured settlements for the satisfaction of claims against the state as a result of wrongful medical treatment at the hands of servants of the state.

Several organisations and private individuals, including the Law Society of South Africa, the Legal Resource Centre, the South African Medical Malpractice Lawyers Association, the South African Orthopaedic Association, the Western Cape Provincial Government and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologist have already made presentations to the committee on the matter.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa