Private health insurance - legislation

Information on the major pieces of legislation governing private health insurance.

Page last updated: 10 January 2011

Private Health Insurance is governed by the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

Prior to 2007, it was governed largely by the National Health Act 1953.

In addition to the Private Health Insurance Act 2007, there is also secondary legislation in the form of 21 sets of Private Health Insurance Rules.

Click here for the link to the list of delegated legislation in Comlaw beginning with ‘Pr’. The Private Health Insurance Rules can be found in that list.