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Health Council could regulate entry of high cost medical equipment

The Bermuda Health Council could regulate the entry of high-cost medical equipment to Bermuda.

Last week Health Minister Zane DeSilva said the BHC was working on policy recommendations which could lead to legislation regulating services provided by doctors on the Island.

Yesterday the CEO of the BHC, Jennifer Attride Stirling, said they were working on two projects which relate to this.

Dr Attride Stirling said: “We are developing regulatory proposals for healthcare businesses; this is because at present healthcare professionals are regulated but their businesses are not.

“In addition, we are developing mechanisms to introduce health technology assessments to control the entry of high-cost medical equipment to the health system.”

The projects are independent of the health insurance reforms the BHC is working on.

The reports should be made public after March next year.

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Published December 08, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 3:29 am)

Health Council could regulate entry of high cost medical equipment

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