Statutory Instruments

Health (Out-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 1999

These Regulations amend the Health (Out-Patient Charges) Regulations, 1994 and 1997 by raising the charge from £20 to £25 in respect of attendance at accident and emergency or casualty departments where the person concerned has not been referred by a medical practitioner. The charge shall not apply where such an attendance results in hospital admission. The usual exemptions, which include medical card holders, and hardship provision shall continue to apply. The increase in the charge comes into effect on 1st January, 2000

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