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Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Appeals against a certificate

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29.—(1) An appeal against a certificate may be made by the person to whom the certificate was issued on the ground—

(a)that an amount specified in the certificate is incorrect;

(b)that an amount so specified takes into account treatment which is not health services treatment received by the traffic casualty, in respect of his injury, at a health services hospital; or

(c)that the payment on the basis of which the certificate was issued is not a compensation payment.

(2) No appeal may be made until—

(a)the claim giving rise to the compensation payment has been finally disposed of; and

(b)payment of the amount specified in the certificate has been made to the Department.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), if an award of damages in respect of a claim has been made under paragraph 10(2)(a) of Schedule 6 to the Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c. 53), (orders for provisional damages in personal injury cases), the claim is to be treated as having been finally disposed of.

(4) Regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the manner in which, and the time within which, an appeal may be made;

(b)as to the procedure to be followed where an appeal is made; and

(c)for the purpose of enabling an appeal to be treated as an application for a review under section 28.

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