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HEALTH CARE ACT 2008 (NO 3 OF 2008) - SECT 59

59—Fees for ambulance services

        (1)         Fees for ambulance services will be fixed by the Minister from time to time by notice in the Gazette.

        (2)         A notice under subsection (1) may fix different fees for different classes of ambulance service or for ambulance services provided in different parts of the State.

        (3)         A person who charges, or accepts payment of, a fee for an ambulance service that exceeds the fee fixed by the Minister is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: $20 000.

        (4)         The fee for an ambulance service is payable by the patient transported to, or from, a hospital or other place whether or not he or she consented to the provision of the service.

        (5)         If the identity and address of a patient is disclosed to the holder of a licence under this Act to enable recovery of a fee for an ambulance service, the disclosure will not constitute the breach of any Act or other law and will not be in breach of any principle of professional ethics.

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