An exemption from emergency room payment is granted to:
An insured individual who comes to the emergency room with a medical referral letter and/or with a financial commitment from a health fund (Form 17).
An insured individual who is hospitalized, even if he does not present a medical referral letter and/or Form 17.
A work accident victim who presents a certificate from his employer (Form BL/50) confirming that he suffered an injury at work.
A road accident victim who presents a police certificate concerning the accident.
A schoolchild who was injured at school or on a school trip ("school accident") and who presents a certificate from the school.
An insured individual who comes to the emergency room in the following cases:
Any new fracture.
Severe shoulder or elbow dislocation.
A wound requiring suturing or an equivalent joining procedure.
Aspiration of a foreign body into the respiratory tract.
Penetration of a foreign body into the eye.
Treatment for cancer.
Treatment for hemophilia.
Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF).
A woman who has started labor pains, where a monitor test shows evidence of labor pains.
A person who was evacuated to the hospital by a MDA ambulance, from the street or another public area, following a sudden medical event.
Infants up to the age of two months with a sudden rise in temperature above 38.5 degrees Celsius.
An insured individual who suffers from chronic renal insufficiency and is under dialysis treatment.
An insured individual who is a victim of family violence or a sexual assault, in cases where the visit to the emergency room is shown after the fact to have been medically justified.
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