Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006


20.— (1) The Minister may make regulations giving effect to this Act and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such regulations may—

(a) subject to subsection (2), prescribe a date in respect of section 5 (3)(b),

(b) provide for interest to be paid on a recoverable health charge by reference to—

(i) the consumer price index, and

(ii) whether or not an application for a prescribed repayment in respect of the recoverable health charge is determined under paragraph (a) or (b) of section 6 (1),

(c) subject to subsection (3), prescribe an amount in respect of section 9 (2)(c),

(d) enable the Executive to impose a charge for administering—

(i) patients’ private property accounts, or

(ii) a class of patients’ private property accounts.

(2) The Minister shall not make regulations under subsection (1)(a) except after consultation with the Minister for Finance.

(3) The Minister shall only exercise the power under subsection (1)(c) to prescribe an amount referred to in that subsection such that the amount prescribed reflects the rate of inflation in the State.