Statutory Instruments

Health (Outpatient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997

These Regulations provide that instead of the £12 charge for outpatient services introduced in March 1994 a charge of £20 shall be introduced from 1 January 1998 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 and hardship provision shall continue to apply

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