Jersey R & O 6525

 

ACT 1978 REGARDING HEALTH CARE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATES OF GUERNSEY AND ALDERNEY

 

Convention on hospital services between the States of Guernsey and the States of Alderney on the One Part and the States of Jersey on the Other Part.

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ARTICLE 1

For the purposes of this Convention, unless the context otherwise requires –

(a)     “territory” means according to the context, the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Bailiwick of Jersey;

(b)     “the Bailiwick of Guernsey” means the Islands of Guernsey and Alderney;

(c)     “competent authority” means –

(i)      in relation to the Bailiwick of Jersey – the Public Health Committee of the States of Jersey;

(ii)     in relation to the Bailiwick of Guernsey – the States of Guernsey and the States of Alderney, as the case may require;

(d)     “resident” means in relation to a territory, a person ordinarily resident in that territory;

(e)     “treatment” means –

(i)      in relation to the Bailiwick of Jersey – those medical and nursing services available at Hospitals, including dental, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical services provided by or through the Hospital Services provided by the competent authority during the validity of this Convention;

(ii)     in relation to the Bailiwick of Guernsey – those medical and nursing services available at Hospitals, including dental, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical services provided by or through the Hospital Services provided by the competent authority during the validity of this Convention;

(f)      “temporarily resident” means resident for a period not exceeding three months.

ARTICLE 2

(a)           Where a resident of the Bailiwick of Jersey falls ill, meets with an accident or for any other reason is in urgent need of treatment when he is temporarily resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, he shall be entitled to receive available treatment in the Bailiwick of Guernsey under the same conditions as he would in the Bailiwick of Jersey.

(b)           Where a resident of the Bailiwick of Guernsey falls ill, meets with an accident or for any other reason is in urgent need of treatment when he is temporarily resident in the Bailiwick of Jersey, he shall be entitled to receive treatment in the Bailiwick of Jersey under the same conditions as a resident of the Bailiwick of Jersey.

ARTICLE 3

This Convention shall not include the payment of travelling expenses between the two territories.

ARTICLE 4

This Convention shall not apply to a resident of one territory who goes to the other territory for the express purpose of benefiting under this Convention.

ARTICLE 5

Expenses in respect of the provision of treatment in accordance with the provisions of this Convention shall be borne by the competent authority of the territory which provides the treatment.

ARTICLE 6

Any disagreement relating to the interpretation or application of this Convention shall be resolved by direct consultations between the competent authorities of the territories.

ARTICLE 7

Six months before the second and any subsequent anniversary of this Convention, the competent authorities shall, by mutual agreement, exchange any necessary information of the numbers and estimated costs of treatment provided under this Convention, and review its operation, in particular as to any expenditure incurred thereunder, with a view to keeping costs to each competent authority broadly in balance.

ARTICLE 8

This Convention shall come into force on the first day of April, 1978, and remain in force for two years and thereafter until and unless any of the Contracting Parties gives not less than three months’ notice in writing to terminate it on any anniversary thereof.

Signed on behalf of the States of Jersey

 

E.J.M. POTTER,

 

Greffier of the States.

Signed on behalf of the States of Guernsey

 

JOHN R. HENRY,

 

President, Board of Health.

Signed on behalf of the States of Alderney

 

W.R. JONES,

 

Clerk of States.


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