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Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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33.—(1) This section applies if a claim for a compensation payment is made in respect of any injury suffered by, or the death of, a traffic casualty.

(2) The following persons shall give the Department such information with respect to the circumstances of the case as may be prescribed—

(a)the person against whom the claim is made and anyone acting on behalf of that person;

(b)anyone not within paragraph (a) who is, or is alleged to be, liable in respect of the injury or death;

(c)the traffic casualty or, if the traffic casualty has died, his personal representative;

(d)if the claim is not made by the traffic casualty, the person by whom it is made;

(e)anyone acting on behalf of a person within paragraph (b), (c) or (d);

(f)the responsible body of each health services hospital at which the traffic casualty has received health services treatment in respect of his injury.

(3) “Claim” and “person against whom the claim is made” have such meanings as may be prescribed.

(4) A person who is required to give information under this section shall do so—

(a)in the prescribed manner; and

(b)within the prescribed period (which in the case of a person within subsection (2)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) shall be a period beginning with the day on which the Department asks him for the information).

(5) Regulations under this section may, in particular, require the provision of information about any health services treatment which a traffic casualty has received at a health services hospital.

Use of information held by the Department

34.—(1) Subsection (2) applies to information which is held—

(a)by the Department; or

(b)by a person providing services to the Department in connection with the provision of those services,

for the purposes of, or for any purpose connected with, the exercise of functions under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 12).

(2) The information—

(a)may be used for the purposes of, or for any purpose connected with, the exercise of functions under this Part; and

(b)may be supplied to, or to a person providing services to, the Department for use for those purposes.

(3) Subsection (4) applies to information which is held—

(a)by the Department; or

(b)by a person providing services to the Department in connection with the provision of those services,

for the purposes of, or for any purpose connected with, the exercise of functions under this Part.

(4) The information—

(a)may be used for the purposes of, or for any purpose connected with, the exercise of functions under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 12); and

(b)may be supplied to, or to a person providing services to, the Department for use for those purposes.

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