Introduction:

Schoolchildren who have been taken to the emergency room as the result of an injury sustained at school or during a school-sponsored activity are entitled to full coverage or reimbursement of emergency room treatment costs
In order to receive a reimbursement, it is necessary to obtain a payment voucher from the child's health plan


According to Section 2(b) of the Second Addendum to the National Health Insurance Law, schoolchildren who have been taken to the emergency room as the result of an injury sustained at school or during a school-sponsored activity are entitled to full coverage or reimbursement of emergency room treatment costs.

Who is Eligible?

  • Schoolchildren who have been injured at school or during a school-sponsored activity.

How to Claim It?

For children with documentation of the incident from the school

  • For children taken to the emergency room who have documentation from the educational institution regarding the circumstances of the incident (including details about the child and the institution), the parents will not have to pay any of the emergency room treatment costs.

For children without documentation of the incident from the school

  • For children taken to the emergency room who do not yet have documentation from the educational institution regarding the circumstances of the incident, the parents must pay the emergency room treatment costs and should request a receipt.
  • The parents must then request official documentation from the educational institution regarding the circumstances of the incident (including details about the child and the institution).
  • The hospital receipt and documentation from the school regarding the incident must then be submitted to the child's health plan.
  • The health plan will issue a payment voucher (Form 17) for the emergency room treatment costs.
  • After issuing the voucher, the health plan will reimburse the parents for these costs.

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