§ 10. Sir J. D. REES
asked whether the contracts between insurance committees and practitioners approved by the Insurance Commissioners provide that a sum of not less than 1s. 9d. per quarter shall be paid to every practitioner in respect of each insured person on his list at the end of each quarter, or of not less than 7s. per year, for each person on his list during the year, as the case may be; under what Clause in any agreement between insurance committees and practitioners approved by the Insurance Commissioners is a deduction from the capitation fee guaranteed to such practitioners under such agreements for the purposes of treatment of persons temporarily absent from the area of such committees authorised; whether the statements as to remuneration of practitioners set out in the explanatory statement issued to practitioners are binding on the insurance committees and the Commissioners or may be varied; and, if the latter be the case, under what Section of the National Insurance Act or Regulations it is proposed to vary such of those statements as apply to the remuneration of practitioners?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
A doctor is entitled under his contract with the insurance committee to be credited with a sum of 7s. in respect of each insured person for whose treatment he is responsible during the whole year. It follows that a deduction must be made from this sum in respect of every insured person for whom he ceases to be responsible during any portion of that year, in order to pay the doctor who is in fact responsible for his treatment during that period.