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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 128C

Charging of fees for provision of public hospital services to public patients

  (1)   A person mentioned in subsection   (2) must not, in circumstances set out in the regulations:

  (a)   charge a fee for the provision of a public hospital service; or

  (b)   receive any payment or other consideration from anyone in respect of the provision of a public hospital service;

if the person knows that the person to whom the service is, or is to be, provided is, or intends to be, a public patient in the hospital.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

Note:   For public hospital service see subsection   3(1).

  (2)   The persons are as follows:

  (a)   a medical practitioner;

  (b)   a participating midwife;

  (c)   a participating nurse practitioner;

  (d)   a person acting on behalf of a person mentioned in paragraph   (a), (b) or (c).


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