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The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (overseas visitors exempt from charges) —

(a)in paragraph (1), in sub-paragraph (c) delete the words “which has not yet been determined”;

(b)in paragraph (1), for sub-paragraph (q) substitute—

(q)who is working outside the United Kingdom as a missionary for an organisation that is established in the United Kingdom, regardless of whether he—

(i)derives a salary or wage from the organisation, or

(ii)receives any type of funding or assistance from the organisation for the purposes of working overseas for the organisation; or

(r)who the competent authorities of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings(1) (in this regulation “the Convention”),

(i)consider that there are reasonable grounds to believe is a victim within the meaning of Article 4 of the Convention, and the recovery and reflection period in relation to him under Article 13 of the Convention has not yet expired, or

(ii)have identified as a victim within the meaning of Article 4 of the Convention.; and

(c)for paragraph (4) substitute —

(4) No charge is to be made in respect of any services forming part of the health service provided for—

(a)in the case where sub-paragraph (g), (h), (i), (j), (q) or (r) of paragraph (1) applies to an overseas visitor, the spouse, civil partner or child of the overseas visitor; or

(b)in the case where any other sub-paragraph applies to an overseas visitor, the spouse, civil partner or child of the overseas visitor, if the spouse, civil partner or child lives on a permanent basis with the overseas visitor in the United Kingdom..

(1)

The Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings 2005 (CETS No 197).

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