Health Insurance Act, 1994

Minimum level of health insurance cover.

10.—(1) A health insurance contract effected by a registered undertaking (other than such a contract relating solely to ancillary health services or solely to the public hospital daily in-patient charges made under the Health (In-patient Charges) Regulations, 1987 ( S.I. No. 116 of 1987 ))—

(a) shall relate, at least, to such health services and ancillary health services as may be prescribed, and

(b) in so far as it relates to services prescribed under paragraph (a), shall provide for the payment by the undertaking in respect of those services of amounts that are not less than such amounts as may be prescribed.

(2) The Minister may engage a person whom he or she considers competent and qualified to do so to advise him or her in relation to the performance of the functions of the Minister under this section.