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Health Insurance Act, 1994

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Number 16 of 1994


HEALTH INSURANCE ACT, 1994


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Offences.

5.

Repeals.

6.

Expenses.

PART II

Health Insurance Contracts

7.

Prohibition of non-community rated health insurance contracts.

8.

Obligation to provide health insurance.

9.

Prohibition of termination of, or refusal to renew, health insurance contracts.

10.

Minimum level of health insurance cover.

11.

Prohibition of inducements by registered undertakings.

12.

Risk equalisation schemes.

13.

Advertising and promotion of health insurance business.

PART III

Registration of Health Insurance Undertakings

14.

The Register.

15.

Removal from Register.

16.

Prohibition on carrying on of health insurance business by persons other than registered undertakings.

17.

Levy on registered undertakings.

18.

Records.

PART IV

The Health Insurance Authority

19.

Establishment day.

20.

Establishment of Authority.

21.

Functions of Authority.

22.

Conferral of additional functions on Authority.

23.

Consultants and advisers.

24.

Power to borrow.

25.

Gifts.

26.

The Registrar.

27.

Staff of Authority.

28.

Superannuation of staff of Authority.

29.

Membership of either House of the Oireachtas or of European Parliament.

30.

Advances by Minister to Authority.

31.

Disclosure by member of Authority of interest in proposed contract.

32.

Accounts and audits of Authority.

33.

Reports and information to Minister.

34.

Disclosure of information.

SCHEDULE

The Health Insurance Authority

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Number 16 of 1994


HEALTH INSURANCE ACT, 1994


AN ACT TO REGULATE FURTHER, IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMON GOOD, THE PROVISION OF VOLUNTARY HEALTH INSURANCE SO AS TO PROVIDE, INTER ALIA, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE AUTHORITY, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHEMES FOR THE EQUALISATION OF RISKS BETWEEN HEALTH BENEFITS UNDERTAKINGS, FOR A MINIMUM RANGE OF COVER UNDER SUCH INSURANCE, FOR UNIFORMITY OF THE PREMIUMS CHARGED BY EACH PARTICULAR SUCH UNDERTAKING IN RESPECT OF SPECIFIED RANGES OF SUCH COVER AND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGISTER OF SUCH UNDERTAKINGS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [30th June, 1994]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: