Road Accident Fund tariffs for Emergency Medical Care Revised
The Department of Transport has on 22 May 2015 advised that the tariffs in terms of Section 4(B)(b) of the Road Accident Fund Act has been increased by 6.5% for emergency medical treatment administered to accident victims.
The Road Accident Fund
The Road Accident Fund has a special (reduced) tariff according to which claims for treatment administered in the emergency situation (usually immediately after the accident may be claimed). The puzzling part is that the cost of medical care received after the emergency period is claimable from the RAF on the tariff actually charged and paid by the road accident victim
In terms of the Road Accident Fund Act, the annual amount claimable for loss of income is also limited. This limit presently stands at R227 810 per annum (as adjusted from 31 January 2015). The amount is increased every year.