Prescription Alert is a computerised diary system which records particulars of all time barred matters (not only prescribed MVA's) registered by practitioners in order to provide them with early notification of the impending approach of prescription dates. This service is provided at no cost to the profession and practitioners are urged to use this system.
Please also note the 15% penalty loading in Deductibles, should Prescription Alert not be utilised or reasonably complied with.
A "Help line" is also available for attorneys requiring assistance in registering claims with Prescription Alert, or who have queries in regard to statutory provisions relating to time- barred claims. The query form hereunder can also be used.
Contact details for Prescription Alert unit:
Lucia Snyman (Systems Manager)
Tel no: (021 - 422 2830)
Fax no. (086 -575 6803)
- Firm Registration - Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (14kb)
“Important note: PRACTITIONERS USING THE PRESCRIPTION ALERT SYSTEM
In terms of the amendments to the RAF Act, where the claim arises out of an accident which occurred on or after 1 August 2008, general damages can no longer be claimed, UNLESS the injury is classified as serious.Where general damages are claimed, a separate RAF4 form needs to be lodged with the RAF. The RAF1 and RAF4 forms need to be lodged within the 2 year (hit-and-run) or 3 year (accident) period (not necessarily simultaneously).If the RAF4 form is not lodged within this specified period, your client will not be able to pursue any claim for general damages. (i.e. the claim for general damages will effectively prescribe.)
You will need to advise Prescription Alert if you will be claiming for general damages, so that they can ensure that the Claim Type is correctly reflected to cater for the prescription date for the lodgement of the RAF4 form.”
Prescription alert is a backup information service only and is used entirely at the subscriber's own risk