The Bill was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament on 29 May 2014. The Bill proposes to amend section 57 of theHealth Services Act 1997 (NSW) to ensure public patients are not charged for health services provided at public hospitals that are currently free (as at 29 May 2014). The Bill ensures free access to hospital emergency rooms and is in response to the Federal Government’s proposed $7 GP co-payment. The Bill is currently before the Legislative Assembly.
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