Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Medical treatment.

[1993 s72(1)]

93.—(1) For the purposes of this Chapter “medical treatment” means medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment (including any course of diet or other regimen), and references in this Chapter to “a person receiving or submitting himself or herself to medical treatment” shall be read accordingly.

[1993 s72(2)]

(2) Regulations may provide that where a person receives medical treatment as an in-patient for 2 or more distinct periods separated by an interval or intervals of less than a specified duration, he or she shall be treated for the purposes of this Chapter as receiving it continuously from the beginning of the first period until the end of the last period.