Diseases exempt from charges for public health reasons
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- Acute encephalitis
- Acute poliomyelitis
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacillary dysentery
- Enteric fever (Typhoid feverand Paratyphoid fever)
- Food poisoning
- Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (since 1 October)
- Infectious bloody diarrhoea
- Invasive group A streptococcal disease and Scarlet fever
- Invasive meningococcal disease (meningococcal meningitis, meningococcal septicaemia and other forms of invasive disease)
- Legionnaire's disease
- Pandemic influenza (defined as the ‘Pandemic Phase’), or influenza that might become pandemic (defined as the ‘Alert Phase’) in the World Health Organization’s Pandemic Influenza Risk Management Interim Guidance
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Violence: exemptions cover the the treatment of conditions directly attributable to certain types of violence, namely:
From 1 October an amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations means that HIV treatment is no longer chargeable to any overseas visitors.
The guidance was published for England introduced a few small changes, to bring the list in line with the current guidance on notifiable diseases, and adding treatment for conditions directly attributable to certain types of violence.
- ↑ Department of Health International Health and Public Health Policy Division. Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations: Department of Health, International Health and Public Health Policy Division, (25 March); 1-233. (See in particular Chapter 4
- ↑ Department of Health. HIV treatment for overseas visitors: Guidance for the NHS. London: Department of Health, (September); 1-7
- ↑ Department of Health International Health and Public Health Policy Division. Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations: Department of Health, International Health and Public Health Policy Division, (25 March); 1-233.