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Mediclinic News : SUSPENDED EXECUTIVE RETURNS TO REGULATOR

Title

SUSPENDED EXECUTIVE RETURNS TO REGULATOR

Date

2020-02-06

Link

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/health/2020-02-05-medical-schemes-regulator-lifts-suspension-of-senior-executive/

News Description

BUSINESS DAY The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has reinstated one of the six senior officials it suspended for alleged corruption and maladministration last year, after an internal investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing. While the CMS’s head of legal services, Craig Burton-Durham, has been exonerated by its internal probe into his conduct, he returns to work for a mere two months, as he is among a group of long-serving senior staff who were notified late in 2019 that their contracts will not be renewed after March 31. Burton-Durham was notified last week that his suspension had been lifted after the internal probe, which was triggered by a complaint via an anonymous tip-off line, found no grounds to conclude he had breached the regulator’s processes and procedures. On-going SIU investigation CMS registrar and CEO Sipho Kabane declined to comment on the nature of the investigation or its outcome, saying the Special Investigating Unit was still looking into alleged maladministration and corruption at the CMS. Burton-Durham declined to comment as he is challenging the non-renewal of his contract at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). In December, it emerged that the CMS was effectively terminating the services of six of the 11 managers reporting to Kabane. Kabane was at pains to emphasise that the CMS’s council had not decided to not renew the contracts of its top managers but instead to allow those that were coming to an end in March to “run their course”. None of the other staff suspensions have been lifted at this stage, according to Kabane. The lifestyle audits of senior staff that he announced in September had been postponed until April 1, he said.
Created at 2020/02/10 02:34 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/02/10 02:34 PM by Mediclinic