NCL: Crew boarded after Nov 1. 2015 being charged for treatment of pre-existing conditions

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NCL medical policy update

• Employees of Concession Companies traveling on Vacations
All Employees of Concession Companies traveling on board any NCLH Vessel on Vacation will be responsible for ALL Medical Services, Consultations, Medications, Prescriptions and Referrals to Shore-Side Facilities.

Dry/Wet Docks & New Builds:
• All Employees of Contractors, Vendors and/or Companies associated with a new build, dry dock or wet dock operation related to an NCLH vessel or private island destination will be responsible for ALL Medical Services, Consultations, Medications, Prescriptions and Referrals to Shore-Side Facilities at full price.

Crew Medication:
• All new hired crew members with a pre-existing condition who boarded after November 1. 2015 must arrive with enough medication(s) for the duration of their contract.
• Crew members hired prior to November 1. 2015 with chronic conditions that cannot be cured but that require maintenance medication, must arrive onboard with enough medication(s) for the duration of their contract. (Hypertension, Diabetes, etc)
• Crew members failing to arrive with their necessary medication will be switched to a comparable medication(s) from the onboard medical formulary and shall be charged at cost for the price of the medication.
Crew members hired prior to November 1. 2015 with chronic conditions that can be cured will receive the required medication(s) for their condition at no cost and switched to comparable medications from the onboard medical formulary.

General:
The Ship’s physician and the Ship’s Nurse are only authorized to practice their individual professions onboard the vessel, or in the state or country from which they hold a current license.
They shall not practice medicine in any of the ports of call, except for the Cruise Line’s private islands.
Regardless if the Guest is charged for medical services or not, ALL Accidents / Incidents must be fully investigated and documented by the Medical Staff and Security Department.
• The Medical Staff must notify Security of all accidents reporting to the medical facility.
• Medical Staff shall also notify the corporate office: Legal (NCL) and Guest Relations (Oceania & Regent).
• Guest and Crewmember hours shall be clearly posted at the Medical Center entrance, waiting rooms, and reception. Guests’ hours shall be posted in the ship’s “Freestyle Daily”.
In addition the phrase: “All Medical Services are subject to Charge” shall be written under the posted hours on the “Freestyle Daily”.
• During Guest office hours, Guests are given priority, over Crewmembers, unless the medical condition of the Crewmember warrants immediate attention.