Our Purpose & Functions
Formed in 2006 through the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, the Health Council enhances and coordinates the delivery of healthcare services. We are a regulatory body, ensuring health system sustainability by:
- Licensing health insurers
- Increasing cost effectiveness
- Collaborating with stakeholders
- Addressing complaints and queries
- Monitoring health finance and expenditure
- Facilitating new health system infrastructure
- Ensuring that employers provide health insurance for their employees
To read more about our legislated functions, click to view the Health Council’s Log of Legislated Responsibilities.
Strategic Plans are multi-year plans detailing the direction of the Health Council. These Plans are used as a basis for identifying the annual corporate plan objectives and deliverables.
To regulate, coordinate and enhance the delivery of health services.
Care quality and standards: Collaborating with all whom have a vested interested in our health system to encourage best practice when delivering care.
Finance and economics: Monitoring resources available for improving the health system and the health of the population.
Accountability: Being transparent with the public about what we do and how we do it.
Regulation: Ensuring all organizations and services that influence our health are operating according to the law.
Bermuda Health Council Act 2004
Government Fees Regulations 1976
Public Health (Hospitals) Regulations 2002
Public Health (Clinical Laboratories) Regulations 2002
Public Health (Diagnostic Facilities) (Mammography) 2000
Health Insurance (Health Service Providers and Insurers) (Claims) Regulations 2012
Health Insurance (Standard Health Benefit) Regulations 1971
Health Insurance (Licensing of Insurers) Regulations 1971
Policies provide standards for the execution of daily operations of the Health Council.
Procedures provide a standard for the execution of legislated Health Council functions and operations.
- Claims Regulations Manual
- PATI Information Statement
- 2018 Annual Re-Licensing of Health Insurance Companies, Plans and Approved Schemes