S.I. No. 38/1994 - Health (In-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 1994.

S.I. No. 38 of 1994.


The Minister for Health in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 5 of the Health Act, 1947 (No. 28 of 1947) and Section 53 of the Health Act, 1970 (No. 1 of 1970) with the consent of the Minister for Finance hereby makes the following regulations:—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health (In-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations, 1994.

2. Article 4 of the Health (In-Patient Charges) Regulations, 1987 ( S.I. No. 116 of 1987 ) (as amended by article 2 of the Health (In-Patient Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 ( S.I. No. 50 of 1993 )) is hereby amended by the substitution for sub-article (2) of the following:

"(2) The charge referred to in subarticle 4 (1) shall be at the rate of £20 in respect of each day during which the person is maintained as an in-patient provided that in calculating the charge, where such person is so maintained for a single period of more than one day, no account shall be taken of the final day.".

3. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day of March 1994.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Health, this 28th day

of February 1994.


Minister for Health.

The Minister for Finance consents to these regulations.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Finance, this 28th

day of February 1994.


Minister for Finance.


These Regulations amend the Health (In-Patient Charges) Regulations, 1987 by eliminating the provision whereby persons where charged for each day or part of a day and substituting one whereby this charge is payable per full day and for day cases. The daily charge and the maximum amount payable remain unchanged. The usual hardship provision shall continue to apply.