Statutory Instruments

Health (Out-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 2001

The purpose of these regulations is to amend the charge set out in the Health (Out-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 1999 to provide that the charge is payable in a convenient euro amount. The charge is revised from £25 to €31.70 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 revised charge comes into effect on 1 January, 2002

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