Legislation

There are several statues that govern Bermuda’s healthcare system. These acts and regulations provide a framework for the conduct of many aspects of the healthcare system. Below is a list of health areas currently regulated in Bermuda. Many of the acts listed have additional regulations which can be found at www.bermudalaws.bm.

General

GENERAL ACT
Bermuda Health Council Bermuda Health Council Act 2004
Health Insurance Health Insurance Act 1970
Health Insurance Amendment Act 2012
Health Insurance (Health Service Providers and Insurers) (Claims) Regulations 2012
Mental Health Mental Health Act 1968
Public Health Public Health Act 1949

Healthcare Professionals

Profession

Act

Addiction Counsellor Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Audiologist Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Chiropractor Chiropractors Act 2002
Dentist, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician Dental Practitioners Act 1950
Dietitian Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Embalmer Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Medical Lab Technician Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Midwife Midwives Act 1949
Nurse, Nurse Associate, Nurse Specialist Nursing Act 1997
Occupational Therapist Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Optometrist, Optician Optometrists and Opticians Act 2008
Pharmacist Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1979
Physician Medical Practitioners Act 1950
Physiotherapist Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Podiatrist/ Chiropodist Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Psychologist Psychological Practitioners Act 1998
Radiographer/Diagnostic
Imaging Technologist
Allied Health Professionals Act 1973
Speech and Language Pathologist Allied Health Professionals Act 1973

Health Service Providers (businesses)

Service Provider

Act

Clinical laboratories Public Health (Clinical Laboratories) Regulations 2002
Diagnostic facilities producing
mammography services
Public Health (Diagnostic Facilities)(Mammography) Regulations 2000
Hospitals Public Health (Hospitals) Regulations 2002
Bermuda Hospitals Board Act 1970
Pharmacies Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1979
Residential and Nursing Homes Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes Act 1999

Health Fees

Fee type

Act

In-hospital charges for private physicians and dentists Bermuda Hospitals Board (Medical and Dental Charges) Order 2015
Hospital fees Bermuda Hospitals Board (Hospital Fees) Regulations 2015
Standard Hospital Benefit Premium Health Insurance (Standard Hospital Benefit) Regulations 1971
Upfront Payments Health Insurance (Health Service Providers & Insurers) (Claims) Regulations 2012