Associates and Advisors

Debbie Pearmain - Associate

Debbie Pearmain is an independent legal consultant. She has more than 20 years of wide ranging, legal working experience in the private and public health sectors in South Africa.

Her qualifications are BA and LLB degrees from WITS and a doctorate in law from the University of Pretoria. Her areas of legal expertise include constitutional law, law of contract, law of delict, intellectual property law, and administrative law. In addition she drafted various legislation and regulations including the National Health Act, the Traditional Health Practitioners Act and the Medicines Pricing Regulations under the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act.

She is the South African expert on the law of medical schemes in South Africa and has written a textbook for use by principal officers, brokers, boards of trustees and other stakeholders entitled “The Law of Medical Schemes in South Africa” published by Juta. She also wrote together with Professor Pieter Carstens of the University of Pretoria a legal textbook entitled Foundational Principles of South African Medical Law, published by LexisNexis.

Debbie has at various times served by Ministerial appointment on the Council for Medical Schemes, the Medicines Pricing Committee, the National Research Ethics Council and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on National Health Insurance.

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