Press Release

Government publishes Health (Amendment) Bill 2013 on Budget 2013 measures

The Government has today (14 June 2013) published the Health (Amendment) Bill 2013 which will give effect to agreed Budget 2013 measures including:

  • charging all private in-patients in public hospitals,
  • increasing the daily charge for public in-patient services in acute hospitals from €75 to €80, and
  • increasing the asset contribution under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme from 5% to 7.5% and abolishing the requirement to backdate State support to the date of the Scheme’s commencement for those who were in nursing home care prior to that date.

The Bill will also update provisions in relation to certain charges. The Bill can be accessed using the following link: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2013/6513/b6513s.pdf

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