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Provision of Health Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Visitors exempt from charges – presence for work, study etc, or to settle

6.—(1) No charge may be made or recovered in respect of any services forming part of health services provided to a visitor who the Board or HSC trust is satisfied would be present for any purpose specified in paragraph (2)—

(a)in the United Kingdom;

(b)in a designated area of the Continental Shelf;

(c)in or over any area of the Continental Shelf; or

(d)on a stationary structure within the territorial waters of the United Kingdom

if that visitor was present in Northern Ireland while being provided with the services forming part of health services.

(2) The purposes specified for this paragraph are—

(a)engaging in employment with an employer which has its principal place of business in the United Kingdom or which is registered in the United Kingdom as a branch of an overseas company;

(b)being a self-employed person whose principal place of business is in the United Kingdom;

(c)working as a volunteer with a voluntary organisation that is providing a service to which Article 71 (arrangements with and assistance to voluntary organisations) of the Order applies, or a service similar to a relevant service as defined in sections 64 and 65 (financial and other assistance to certain voluntary organisations) of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968(1);

(d)pursuing a full time course of study which is—

(i)substantially funded by the Northern Ireland departments, the Secretary of State, the Welsh Ministers or the Scottish Ministers; or

(ii)of at least six months duration; or

(e)taking up permanent residence in the United Kingdom.

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