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News story Updated guidance to NHS on the overseas visitors hospital charging system

Updated guidance from the Department for the NHS in carrying out their duties under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011.

The Department has updated its guidance for NHS bodies in carrying out their duties under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011.

The updates incorporate some changes to advice given in December 2011 on when to share data with the UK Border Agency on overseas visitors with debts to the NHS. It also comments on what evidence will demonstrate that a member of the Olympic/Paralympic Games Family is entitled to free NHS hospital treatment.

The guidance as a whole is for NHS bodies in carrying out their duties to make and recover charges for NHS hospital treatment from overseas visitors not exempt from charge. It also includes guidance to safeguard the health of those not entitled to free hospital treatment.

Read Guidance on implementing the overseas visitors hospital charging regulations.