BR 29/2006

HOSPITAL INSURANCE ACT 1970

1970 : 523

HEALTH INSURANCE (HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN) (PREMIUM) AMENDMENT ORDER 2006

The Minister of Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 13(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1970, makes the following Order:

Short title

1 This Order may be cited as the Health Insurance (Health Insurance Plan) (Premium) Amendment Order 2006 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2006.

Rescinds and replaces paragraphs 2 and 3

2 Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Health Insurance (Health Insurance Plan) (Premium) Order 1987 are rescinded and replaced by the following —

"Premium

2 Subject to paragraph 3, the premium (including the standard premium) to be paid to the Council in respect of each health insurance plan effected with the Council under the Act shall be $188.10 a month (or $43.40 a week where paid weekly).

Persons over the age of 65 years

3 (1) Subject to subparagraph 2, the premium (including the standard premium) in respect of persons over the age of 65 years to be paid to the Council in respect of each health insurance plan effected with the Council under the Act shall be $173.84 a month (or $40.12 a week where paid weekly).

(2) The premium (including the standard premium) to be paid to the Council in respect of each health insurance plan effected with the Council under the Act for persons over the age of sixty-five years who do not qualify for subsidised hospital treatment under section 2(1) of the Act shall be $610.85 a month (or $140.96 a week where paid weekly).".

Made this 28th day of March, 2006

Minister of Health and Family Services

BR 30/2006

HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1970

1970 : 523

HEALTH INSURANCE (MUTUAL RE-INSURANCE FUND)

(PRESCRIBED SUM) ORDER 2006

The Minister of Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 3A(2A) of the Health Insurance Act 1970, makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1 This Order may be cited as the Health Insurance (Mutual Re-Insurance Fund) (Prescribed Sum) Order 2006 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2006.

Prescribed sum

2 The sum of four dollars per month for each insured person shall be paid out of the Mutual Re-Insurance Fund and into the Health Insurance Fund.

Rescission

3 The Health Insurance (Mutual Re-Insurance Fund) (Prescribed Sum) Order 1999 is rescinded.

Made this 28th day of March, 2006

Minister of Health and Family Services

BR 31/2006

HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1970

1970 : 523

HEALTH INSURANCE (HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN)

(ADDITIONAL BENEFITS) AMENDMENT ORDER 2006

The Minister of Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 13(2)(b) of the Health Insurance Act 1970, makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1 This Order, which amends the Health Insurance (Health Insurance Plan) (Additional Benefits) Order 1988, may be cited as the Health Insurance (Health Insurance Plan) (Additional Benefits) Amendment Order 2006 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2006.

Amendment

2 The Schedule to the Health Insurance (Health Insurance Plan) (Additional Benefits) Order 1988 is amended by deleting item 7 and substituting the following —

"7. Cost of prescription drugs, to an amount not exceeding $1,150 per year, in respect of persons 65 years of age and older”.

Made this 28th day of March, 2006

Minister of Health and Family Services

BR 32/2006

CONTRIBUTORY PENSIONS ACT 1970

1970 : 522

CONTRIBUTORY PENSIONS (AMENDMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS) ORDER 2006

The Minister of Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 37(1) of the Contributory Pensions Act 1970 (“the principal Act”), makes the following Order:

Short title

1 This Order may be cited as the Contributory Pensions (Amendment of Contributions and Benefits) Order 2006.

Amends Principal Act to increase benefits

2 The benefit rates in the provisions of the Contributory Pensions Act 1970 (the “principal Act”) referred to in column 1 of Schedule I to this Order are repealed and replaced by the amounts set out in column 2 of that Schedule.

Amends Principal Act to increase contributions

3 The contribution rates in the provisions of the Schedules to the principal Act referred to in column 1 of Schedule II to this Order are repealed and replaced wherever they appear in those provisions by the amounts set out in column 2 of that Schedule.

Commencement

4 (1) Paragraph 2 of this Order comes into effect on 16th August 2006.

(2) Paragraph 3 of this Order comes into effect on 1st August 2006.

SCHEDULE I

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO BENEFITS

Column 1 Column 2

Provision amended New amount

Section 13(1) $87.48

The proviso in Section 13(1) $90.03

Section 17A $127.07

Section 17B $87.48

Paragraph 1 of Second Schedule $190.63

Paragraph 2 of Second Schedule $1.12

Paragraph 3 of Second Schedule $90.03, which

is payable

when other

income is less

than $4,000 per

year.

Paragraph 1 of Third Schedule $190.63

Paragraph 2 of Third Schedule $90.03

Paragraph 3(1) of Third Schedule $19.02

SCHEDULE II

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS

Column 1 Column 2

Provision amends New amount

Paragraph 1(a) of First Schedule $26.80

Paragraph 1(b) of First Schedule $26.80

Paragraph 2(a) of First Schedule $53.60

Paragraph 2(b) of First Schedule $26.80

Made this 28th day of March, 2006

Minister of Finance

BR 33/2006

AUXILIARY BICYCLES AMENDMENT ACT 2005

2005 : 28

AUXILIARY BICYCLES AMENDMENT ACT 2005 COMMENCEMENT DAY NOTICE 2006

The Minister of Tourism and Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Auxiliary Bicycles Amendment Act 2005, gives the following Notice:

Short title

1 This Notice may be cited as the Auxiliary Bicycles Amendment Act 2005 Commencement Day Notice 2006.

Commencement

2 The Auxiliary Bicycles Amendment Act 2005 shall come into operation on 1st April 2006.

Made this 23rd day of March, 2006

Minister of Tourism and Transport

BR 34/2006

MOTOR CAR AMENDMENT (NO. 3) ACT 2005

2005 : 30

MOTOR CAR AMENDMENT (NO. 3) ACT 2005 COMMENCEMENT DAY NOTICE 2006

The Minister of Tourism and Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Motor Car Amendment (No. 3) Act 2005, gives the following Notice:

Short title

1 This Notice may be cited as the Motor Car Amendment (No. 3) Act 2005 Commencement Day Notice 2006.

Commencement

2 The Motor Car Amendment (No. 3) Act 2005 shall come into operation on 1st April 2006.

Made this 23rd day of March, 2006

Minister of Tourism and Transport

BR 35/2006

BERMUDA HOSPITALS BOARD ACT 1970

1970 : 384

BERMUDA HOSPITALS BOARD (HOSPITAL FEES) REGULATIONS 2006

The Bermuda Hospitals Board, with the approval of the Minister of Health and Family Services, in exercise of the power conferred upon it by section 13 of the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act 1970, makes the following Regulations:

Citation

1 These Regulations may be cited as the Bermuda Hospitals Board (Hospital Fees) Regulations 2006.

Residents rates for in-patient treatment in the general hospital

2 The fees payable to the Board by residents in respect of in-patient treatment in the general hospital shall be as set out in Part A of Schedule 1.

Surcharge on non-residents

3 In the case of any person who is not ordinarily resident in Bermuda or who is deemed not to be so resident for the purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1970 [title 18 item 9] the fees payable to the Board in respect of in-patient treatment in the general hospital or in a hospital for the treatment of mental disorder shall be as set out in Part B of Schedule 1.

Rates for out-patient treatment in the general hospital

4 The fees payable to the Board in respect of out-patient treatment in the general hospital shall be as set out in Schedule 2.

Residents’ rates for in-patient treatment for mental disorder

5 The fees payable to the Board by residents in respect of treatment for mental disorder in a hospital shall be $553.00 per diem.

Rates for in-patient or residential hospices

6 The fees payable to the Board in respect of in-patient or residential hospice care in an establishment under the charge and management of the Board or in an establishment approved by the Bermuda Health Council shall be $444.00 per diem.

Revocation

7 The Bermuda Hospital Board (Hospital Fees) Regulations 1980 are revoked.

Commencement

8 These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 April 2006.

SCHEDULE 1 (Regulations 2 & 3)

IN-PATIENT TREATMENT

PART A Residents' Rates

1 The general per diem rate for patients, other than new-born infants, patients classified as geriatric and patients requiring hospice care, shall be $854 for public ward accommodation, $1,021 for semi-private accommodation and $1,225 for private accommodation.

2 The per diem rate for patients classified as geriatric shall be $329.

3 The per diem rate for newborn infants shall be $366.

4 The per diem rate for hospice care shall be $444.

PART B Non-Residents' Rates

The general per diem rate for patients who are non-residents shall be as follows—

(a) for public ward accommodation $1,283

(b) for semi-private accommodation $1,532

(c) for private accommodation $1,839

(d) for nursery $ 550

(e) for patients classified as geriatric $ 493

(f) for Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute $ 830

SCHEDULE 2 (Regulation 4)

OUT-PATIENT TREATMENT

Radiology Department $

(extra views done within 24 hours $23 per view)

(after 24 hours will be charged as per part being x-rayed)

Catherization for x-ray 66

Special Procedures

angiography 482

angioplasty 1,032

arterial stenting 2,874

PTC 310

biliary drain 1,068

biliary stent 2,798

IVC filter 1,594

renal angioplasty 1,300

renal stent 2,527

nephrostomy 667

antegrade stent 860

varicocele embolisation 1,483

arthrogram - double contrast 403

bronchogram 215

dacryocystogram 320

femoral arteriogram - one side 992

femoral arteriogram - bilateral 1,892

fistulagram or venogram 362

myelogram - cervical and / or dorsal 413

myelogram - lumbar 390

needle biopsy of lung 414

salpingogram 339

scanogram 181

sialogram 362

sinogram 427

tomogram 348

tomogram over 15 films , charge per extra film 14

translumber 1,840

ureterogram 354

portable charge 116

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 1,227

stereotactic breast biopsy 920

Head and Neck

facial bones 174

internal auditory meatus 216

jaw 174

mastoids 224

nose 174

optic foramen 182

orthopantomogram OPG 174

PNS post nasal space 182

salivary glands 174

sinuses 174

skull 180

teeth, 1 to 16 334

teeth, full set 334

temporomandibular joints 150

Genito-urinary Tract

cystogram voiding or stress 310

pyelogram, intravenous 370

pyelogram, retrograde 370

vasogram 304

Obstetrical and Gynaecological

erect lateral pelvimetry 223

pelvimetry 286

survey film 168

Chest

standard 155

standard with screening 251

Abdomen

erect and supine 190

plain 168

Gastro-intestinal Tract

barium enema 297

barium enema with air contrast 365

barium meal 252

barium meal with follow through 348

barium swallow 252

cholangiogram 231

cholecystogram 248

small bowel ft only 223

modium barium swallow 378

Extremities

ankle 167

elbow 160

femur 178

fingers 1, 2 or more 167

foot/heel 168

forearm 167

hand 167

hip 180

humerus 181

knee 177

amk knee 342

shoulder/clavicle 181

sterno-clavicular joints 181

subtalar views 201

tibia and fibula 180

toes 1, 2 or more 167

wrist 167

Spine and Pelvis

acetabular views 238

cervical spine 188

lumbar spine 189

pelvis 187

pelvis and hip 198

ribs 190

sacroiliac joints 188

sacrum and / or coccyx 188

screening with image intensifier up to 5 mins. 231

screening with image intensifier more than 5 mins 302

screening for scoliosis, erect and supine 216

skeletal survey 257

soft tissue neck 181

sternum 191

thoracic spine/ dorsal 190

additional copy of any plate 31

aml series 262

additional views within 24 hours 26

additional charge per patient done outside

normal hours or public holidays 109

Nuclear Medicine Department

an additional $154 for scans done outside

of normal hours and public holidays 154

Scanning

bone scan- static 753

bone scan- 3 phase 753

bone-whole body survey 793

Brain with flow, time-activity curves 826

Cardiac Investigations:

cardic stress/rest 851

white cell labelling 798

strontium 89 inject. 770

cardic muga 757

cardic stress 991

cardic rest 760

gallium - specific site 1,014

gallium - whole body 1,072

G.I. bleed 760

hepato - biliary 744

1.13 m.ibg 1,114

liver and / or spleen 707

lung - perfusion only 757

lung - ventilation and perfusion - same day 802

meckels - ectopic gastric mucosa 744

myocardial infarction assessment 764

parathyroid 898

renogram 763

salivary glands study 744

scintimammography 793

testicular - flow & statics 732

thyroid uptake scan 1,016

thyroid 732

gastric emptying 744

v. cug 484

DMSA renal 714

DTDA lung clearance 708

Diuretic renogram 714

1-131 whole body 1,114

radioisotope iodine 131 3m Ci 107

radioisotope iodine 131 10m Ci 120

radioisotope iodine 131 15m Ci 137

radioisotope iodine 131 20m Ci 155

radioisotope iodine 131 25m Ci 169

radioisotope iodine 131 30m Ci 181

radioisotope gallium 67 3m Ci 279

radioisotope gallium 67 5m Ci 422

radioisotope strontium 89 4m Ci 2,299

radioisotope thallium 201 2m Ci 220

radioisotope thallium 201 3m Ci 271

radioisotope 131 MIGB 0.5 mCi 310

radioisotope sesta MIBI 5 units 1,783

spec. - single pos. emission cts 340

captopril renogram 714

C.T. Scan

c.t. head plain 820

c.t. head special 888

c.t. body 898

c.t.body special 948

c.t. body biopsy 880

c.t.body drainage 883

c.t. intravenous enhancement 268

c.t. special reconstructions 215

c.t.copy 32

c.t. reproductions of original films 71

additional charge per patient study done

outside of normal hours and public holidays 384

Diagnostic Ultrasound

B Scans

abdomen 287

aorta 287

pre and post bladder 287

breast 287

carotoid doppler study 490

colour doppler 371

doppler as additional study 108

gallbladder 287

head 287

intra cavity 301

intra cavity pelvic 301

liver/spleen 287

obstetrics and gynaecology 287

pancreas 287

pelvis 287

renal 287

thyroid 287

testicles 287

fertility drug serial - the first and every other 287

infant hips 287

tendons 287

shoulders 287

soft tissue 287

leg veins 296

drainage 296

arm veins 314

leg arteries 374

sonohysterograms 296

vascular studies 314

review/repeat scan 145

portable study charge/additional 15

Biopsy and Amniocentesis

(does not include standard b scan charge) 296

additional charge per patient done outside

normal working hours or on public holidays 228

ECG/EEG Department

electrocardiogram 86

electroencephalogram 287

holter monitor of heart with analysis 312

stress test 320

adult echocardiography - complete study

2d & doppler / colour flow 1,027

paediatric echocardiography - complete study

2d & doppler / colour flow 1,234

pacemaker clinic 132

cardiologist attendance fee(echo) -adult 102

-paediatric 185

signal averaged ecg 96

sleep apnea study 486

sedation for pediatric clients - echo 65

Pathology Department

Haematology/Coagulation

bleeding time 60

blood draw for send away specimens 32

body fluid count (pleural,ascitic or spinal) 54

bone marrow examination with aspiration 294

cbc, esr, sickling 116

coagulation screen 88

complete blood count 47

erythrocyte sedimentation rate 63

factor v111 74

factor 1x 74

fetal fibronectin test 186

fibrinogen 72

f.d.p. 47

f.d.p. titir 69

film examination for parasites 84

foetal haemoglobin 139

haemoglobin a 1 c 74

haemoglobin electrophoresis 96

hepatitis c antibody 95

k.p.t.t. 47

l.e.screen 81

infectious mononucleosis screen 47

prothrombin time 74

reticulocyte count 59

rheumatoid factor - titration 98

rubella antibodies 59

screening test - r.a. 63

sickle test 41

sperm count 121

sweat chloride test 196

children for I.M. injections 40

Blood Transfusion

antibody identification 109

antibody screen 88

antibody titre 117

antigen subtyping - saline per antigen 14

antigen subtyping - ahg per antigen 16

antigen profile 210

beta hcg (total) 101

blood group and antibody screen 109

cold agglutinins 210

coombs direct 59

hiv check 89

htlv 111 antibody screen 109

ige 101

kleihauer 85

pregnancy test 67

rhesus genotype 84

rhogam 202

Microbiology

afb culture (dir.) 3 specimens 251

afb culture (conc.) 3 specimens 277

a.n.a. fluorescent antibody technique 78

blood culture 174

body fluid (csf, joint) micro and culture 123

c.difficile toxin 71

catheter tip culture 123

chlamydia serology 78

conjunctional swabs - chlamydia by f.a. 78

cryposporidium stain - regular 78

csf culture 172

dark ground microscopy with clinical examination 220

ear swab - routine culture 88

eye swab - routine culture 88

faecal fat stain 41

fluorescent treponemal antibody 74

fungus culture 106

genital culture 115

gram stain 9

helicobacter pylori AB 52

herpes culture 85

india ink prep 9

knee aspirate crystals 102

legionella, culture and identification (sputum,

bronchial washing, pleurl fluid, trachaelaspirate) 157

mrsa screentest 88

ova and parasites 72

respiratory culture 123

rotavirus latex afflutination 133

rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) dfa 111

semen for culture 104

sperm count 121

sputum or tissue for tb smear only 153

stool (or rectal swab) for culture 115

syphillis serology 75

tissue culture 187

throat swab 88

urine micro and culture 88

vre screening test 89

wound culture 172

Histology/Cytology

cytochemical stain (e.g.pas, diastase, grocott) 84

single tissue specimen for examination 153

two tissue specimen for examination 190

three tissue specimens 228

four tissue specimens 374

five tissue specimens 448

six tissue specimens 532

seven tissue specimens 608

barr body count 63

bone marrow biopsy 310

colposcopy biopsy 153

cytology (pap) 63

fine needle aspiration (assisted) 310

frozen section and examination 273

hormonal evaluation 63

immuno peroxidase technique (cea, lca, afp, l26) 132

non-gynaecological smear (e.g. sputa, fluids) 119

p.a.p. peroxidase technique 104

resin section 101

thin prep. 70

tissue section-single 153

tissue section for macro examination 74

additional set of slides requested by doctor 51

estrogen reception assay 508

**where the examination covers more than one organ

each additional organ will be charged at half price

Nuclear Medicine In-vitro Studies

free PSA 101

troponin 101

homocystine 101

acid phosphatase (pap) 65

australian antigen 68

b12 78

ca 125 78

cea 78

ck-mb 78

cyclosporine 101

digoxin 88

estradiol 101

ferritin 88

folate 76

free t4 139

fsh 101

hepatitis b antibody 88

hepatitis b core antibody 88

lh 101

progesterone 101

prolactir 101

prostatic specific antigen (psa) 78

schilling test 402

testosterone 101

t.s.h. 88

free t3 88

total t4 139

thyroid profile (free t3, free t4, tsh &t4) 311

Biochemistry

acetominophen 63

acid-base balance ( blood gases) 92

albumin only 44

alcohol (blood or urine) 47

alkaline phosphatase 44

amylase 44

b12 78

bence jones protein screen 60

baby bilirubin 44

bilirubin direct 44

bilirubin total 44

blood sugar (glucose) (fasting, random) 44

blood sugar (glucose) (1-6hour p.c.) 60

body fluid chemistry (amylase, bili, chloride,

creat, glucose, sodium, potassium, LDH, phos,

BUN, etc.) 47