Jersey R & O 5718
REGARDING HEALTH CARE AGREEMENT WITH AUSTRIA
Reciprocal Arrangements with Austria for the provision of hospital
STATES OF JERSEY.
The 19th day of
WHEREAS, on the 24th day of November,
1970, the States adopted a Proposition of the Social Security Committee
recommending the application to Jersey of a draft Protocol between the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Austria
making reciprocal arrangements for the provision of hospital in-patient
AND WHEREAS the
Protocol, which is set out in the Schedule to this Act, was signed in Vienna on
the 18th day of June, 1971, and shall come into force on the first day of
NOW, THEREFORE, THE STATES have
decided that the provisions contained in the Protocol shall have full force and
effect so far as the same relate to the Island of Jersey and provide for
reciprocity with the Republic of Austria.
Greffier of the States.
Protocol concerning benefits in kind
At the time of signing the Convention on Social Security concluded
this day between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and
the Republic of Austria, hereinafter referred to as the
“Convention”, the Plenipotentiaries of the two High Contracting
Parties have agreed as follows:
Where a national of one High Contracting Party falls ill, meets
with an accident or, for any other reason, is in urgent need of medical
treatment when he is in the territory of the other Party, he shall be entitled
to receive hospital treatment in that territory under the same conditions as a
national of the latter Party who is ordinarily resident in the territory of
that Party and insured under the legislation of that Party concerning sickness
For the purpose of the present Protocol:
treatment” means, in relation to Austria, hospital in-patient treatment
provided under the Federal Act of 9 September, 1955 concerning general social
insurance and, in relation to the United Kingdom, hospital in-patient treatment
provided under the National Health Services of the United Kingdom, or by the
States of Jersey or the States of Guernsey;
other words have the meanings assigned to them in the Convention.
For the purpose of applying Article 1 the benefits in kind shall be
provided in the Republic of Austria by the Gebietskrankenkasse für
Arbeiter und Angestellte competent for the place of residence of the person
The competent authorities may determine by agreement the measures
necessary for the application of the present Protocol. That agreement may be
concluded before the entry into force of the present Protocol, but it shall not
enter into force before the present Protocol enters into force.
The present Protocol shall form an integral part of the Convention.
In witness whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present
Protocol and affixed thereto their seals.
Done in duplicate at Vienna, this 18th day of June 1971, in the
English and German languages, both texts being equally authoritative.
For Her Britannic Majesty:
For the Federal President of the
Republic of Austria: