The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 59

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND

The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Made27thJanuary2020

Laid before Parliament28thJanuary2020

Coming into force29thJanuary2020

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 175 and 272(7) of the National Health Service Act 2006( 1), makes the following Regulations.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 29th January 2020.

Amendment to Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015

2. In Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015( 2), in the appropriate alphabetical position insert “Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

27th January 2020

Edward Argar

Minister of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 ( S.I. 2015/238) (“the 2015 Regulations”), which provide for the making and recovery of charges for relevant services provided under the National Health Service Act 2006 to certain persons not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom (overseas visitors).

Regulation 2 inserts “Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” into Schedule 1 to the 2015 Regulations (diseases for which no charge is to be made for treatment).

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1) 2006 c. 41. By virtue of section 271(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”), the powers of the Secretary of State exercised in making these Regulations are exercisable only in relation to England. See section 275(1) of the 2006 Act for the definition of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(2) S.I. 2015/238. Schedule 1 was amended by S.I. 2015/2025.

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