Risk Equalisation (Amendment) Scheme, 2003

Statutory Instrument No.710/2003
Date19 December 2003

I, Micheál Martin, Minister for Health and Children, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 3 and 12 of the Health Insurance Act, 1994 (No. 16 of 1994) as amended and substituted by sections 9 , 10 and 13 of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 17 of 2001) and section 5 of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 11 of 2003), hereby make and prescribe the following Scheme-

1. This Scheme may be cited as the Risk Equalisation (Amendment) Scheme, 2003.

2. The Risk Equalisation Scheme, 2003 is hereby amended -

in Article 3,

(i) by the substitution for the definition of “hospital stay” of-

‘hospital stay’ means an in-patient stay or a day-patient day or any attendance at a hospital during the provision of services described in paragraph 1(a) of the First Schedule while the insured person was maintained in accommodation other than private hospital accommodation;”, and

(ii) by the substitution for the definition of “period” of-

‘period’, as it relates to returns or calculations, means two consecutive quarters ending on the 30th day of June and on the 31st day of December in any given year;”.

Given under my Official Seal,

this 19th day of December, 2003.

Micheál Martin

Minister for Health and Children


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

This scheme amends the definitions of “hospital stay” and “period” in Article 3 of the Risk Equalisation Scheme, 2003.

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