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HEALTH CARE ACT 2008 (NO 3 OF 2008) - SECT 44


        (1)         The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, set fees (including differential fees) to be charged by any incorporated hospital in respect of any service provided by it.

        (2)         Without limiting the effect of subsection (1), the Minister may provide that no fee is payable in respect of a service of a specified class or a service provided to a person of a specified class.

        (3)         Fees payable to a hospital (whether regulated under this section or not) for a service provided by it may be recovered from—

            (a)         the person to whom the service was provided; or

            (b)         the spouse or domestic partner of that person; or

            (c)         if the service was provided to a person under the age of 18 years, the parent or parents of that person.

        (4)         If fees are recovered from a person under this section, he or she may recover as a debt from any other person who is jointly liable for the payment of the fees a contribution fixed by the court in which proceedings for recovery of the contribution are taken.

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