HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c512

asked whether it has been decided by the Health Insurance Commissioners that insured persons who are members of approved societies will be deemed to have exercised their free choice of a doctor if they have agreed, as a condition of membership, to abide by the decision of the majority of their society or club; and, if so, whether, in view of the prevailing ignorance on the matter among members of approved societies, the Commissioners will make known this decision through the public Press?


The Insurance Commissioners have not come to any such decision as is suggested in the question. Every insured person has a right individually to select any doctor on the panel or to obtain medical treatment in some other manner, and this right is fully preserved by the Regulations which provide that the appropriate forms of application shall be filled up by the insured person.