No. S 5
Government Hospitals Act
(Chapter 119)
Government Hospitals (Fees)
(Amendment) Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4(1) of the Government Hospitals Act, the Minister for Health hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Government Hospitals (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 2nd January 1998.
Deletion and substitution of rule 3
2.  Rule 3 of the Government Hospitals (Fees) Rules (R 1) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is deleted and the following rule substituted therefor:
Fees
3.—(1)  Subject to these Rules, the fees for the matters set out in the first column of the Schedule shall be as specified in the second column thereof.
(2)  The fees under sub-paragraph (1) shall apply to all residents.
(3)  Class B1, B2 and C patients shall pay the fees chargeable under items 9 and 10 of the Schedule at 85%, 35% and 20%, respectively, of the class A fees subject to the minimum and maximum fees payable by class B2 and C patients for the items specified hereunder:
 
Class B2
Class C
(a)
In respect of item 9
$6 (minimum)
$240 (maximum) per admission.
$6 (minimum)
$150 (maximum) per admission.
(b)
In respect of item 10
$60 (minimum)
$510 (maximum).
$35 (minimum)
$290 (maximum).
(4)  A person who is treated as an outpatient shall —
(a)in respect of a private consultation case, pay the fees chargeable under these Rules at class A rates; and
(b)in respect of a subsidised case, pay the fees chargeable at class B2 rates as specified in paragraph (3), except for those items the subsidised rates of which are set out in the second column of the Schedule.”.
Amendment of rule 4
3.  Rule 4 of the principal Rules is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraph:
(3)  A non-resident who is treated as an outpatient in a specialist outpatient clinic shall pay the fees as specified in the second column of the Schedule at private consultation rates in addition to a surcharge of 30% of the fees.”.
Amendment of rule 7
4.  Rule 7 of the principal Rules is amended by deleting paragraph (2).
Amendment of Schedule
5.  The Schedule to the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting item 3 and substituting the following item:
3.  Daily Ward fee:
Woodbridge Hospital
Class A1
$86
 
Class A2
$72
 
Class B1
(Air-conditioned)
$55
 
Class B1
(Non-air-conditioned)
$40
 
Class B2
$18
 
Class C
$10
”;
(b)by deleting items 9 and 10 and substituting the following items:
9.  Laboratory, X-ray and Other Specialised Procedure fee:
Inpatients/Outpatients
Category of Procedures
Class A1 and A2
Table 1
$6
Table 2
$12.5
Table 3
$18
Table 4
$26
Table 5
$36
Table 6
$52
Table 7
$77
Table 8
$103
Table 9
$129
Table 10
$155
Table 11
$206
Table 12
$258
Table 13
$309
Table 14
$412
Table 15
$515
Table 16
$618
Table 17
$824
Table 18
$1,030
Table 19
$1,339
Table 20
$1,648
10.  Operation fee (inclusive of operating theatre fee and anaesthesia) — per procedure:
Category of Procedures
Class A1 and A2
Minor Surgical Procedure 1
$25
Minor Surgical Procedure 2
$50
Minor Surgical Procedure 3
$75
Minor Surgical Procedure 4
$100
First column
Second column
Table 1A
$165
Table 1B
$226.5
Table 1C
$288.5
Table 2A
$432.5
Table 2B
$577
Table 2C
$721
Table 3A
$978.5
Table 3B
$1,236
Table 3C
$1,493.5
Table 4A
$1,751
Table 4B
$2,008.5
Table 4C
$2,266
Table 5A
$2,472
Table 5B
$2,781
Table 5C
$3,090
Table 6A
$3,502
Table 6B
$3,914
Table 6C
$4,326
Table 7A
$4,841
Table 7B
$5,356
Table 7C
$5,974
”; and
(c)by deleting paragraphs (c) and (e) of item 17 and substituting the following paragraphs:
(c)  Primary Health Clinics
$8 per consultation except that the fee payable shall be $4 per consultation during a working day for any resident 18 years of age and below who is unemployed, any resident who is a school or junior college student or any resident 65 years of age and above.
 
$4 per subsequent attendance for dressings, injections or other minor procedures as prescribed without seeing the doctor except that the fee payable shall be $2 per subsequent attendance for any resident 18 years of age and below who is unemployed, any resident who is a school or junior college student or any resident 65 years of age and above.
(d)  Outpatient attendance for psychiatric treatment
(i)  Private consultation cases
 
Specialists
Consultants
Senior Consultants
First consultation
$40
$50
$65
Repeat consultations
$15
$20
$25
 
(ii)  Subsidised cases
$8 per consultation
”;
(d)by deleting item 19 and substituting the following item:
19.  Antenatal fee for a woman in fourth or subsequent pregnancy
$8 per visit in addition to any consultation fee.
”; and
(e)by deleting paragraph (3) of item 23.
[G.N. Nos. S172/94; S335/95; S415/97]

Made this 26th day of December 1997.

MOSES LEE KIM POO
Second Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Singapore.
[MH (CF 78:31 Vol.5; AG/LEG/SL/119/97/1 Vol.1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 4(2) of the Government Hospitals Act).