Government Employees (Health Insurance) Amendment Act 2000

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Government Employees (Health Insurance) Amendment Act 2000
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT ACT 2000

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BERMUDA
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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT ACT 2000

[Date of Assent 29 August 2000]

[Operative Date 1 September 2000]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Government Employees
(Health Insurance) Act 1986 and to enable health insurance coverage to
be extended to certain dental treatment.

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Citation
1 This Act may be cited as the Government Employees (Health
Insurance) Amendment Act 2000.

Amendment of section 2 of principal Act
2 Section 2(1) of the Government Employees (Health Insurance)
Act 1986 ("the principal Act") is amended—

(a) by inserting after the definition of "the Committee" the
following—

""dental benefits" means the benefits payable in respect
of dental services pursuant to an order made by the
Minister under section 12;";

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (HEALTH INSURANCE)
AMENDMENT ACT 2000

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(b) by deleting the definition of "doctor".

Amendment of section 3 of principal Act
3 Section 3 of the principal Act is amended by deleting "or hospital
care by" and substituting ", dental (including preventative dental care) or
hospital care for".

Amendment of section 4 of principal Act
4 Section 4 of the principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection(1), by inserting after "hospital" "and for
dental attention and treatment,"

(b) by adding the following—

"(3) Without prejudice to subsection (1), the Minister may
contract out to a private insurer the provision of dental
benefits, including all matters relating to the processing
of claims and their administration, and may pay out of
the Fund the cost of premiums in respect of coverage for
dental benefits.".

Commencement
5 This Act comes into force on 1 September 2000.