R (A) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in asylum, domicile, law reports, medical treatment by sally

R (A) v Secretary of State for Health [2009] EWCA Civ 225; [2009] WLR (D) 113

“A failed asylum seeker was not ‘ordinarily resident’ within the United Kingdom for the purposes of entitlement to treatment as of right by the National Health Service free of charge. The Guidance as to how a health body should exercise such discretion as it had to grant or withhold treatment in such a case was unlawful for lack of clarity.”

WLR Daily, 1st April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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