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The Recovery of Health Services Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Power to apply this Order to treatment at non-health services hospitals

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17.—(1) Regulations may make provision for this Order to apply, with such modifications as may be prescribed, if—

(a)a person makes a compensation payment as mentioned in Article 3(1)(a), but

(b)the person to or in respect of whom the payment is made has—

(i)received treatment as a result of the injury at a qualifying hospital under a health services arrangement,

(ii)been provided with health services ambulance services as a result of the injury for the purpose of taking him to a qualifying hospital for treatment under a health services arrangement (unless he was dead on arrival at that hospital), or

(iii)received treatment as mentioned in head (i) and been provided with health services ambulance services as mentioned in head (ii),

(subject to paragraph (2)).

(2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply where the person to or in respect of whom the payment is made receives, or is taken to a hospital for, treatment which would be provided as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (c) of Article 3(7) if it were provided at a health services hospital.

(3) In paragraph (1), “health services arrangement” means an arrangement or agreement between—

(a)the hospital in question or a body responsible for it, and

(b)a Health and Social Services Board or an HSS trust.

(4) In this Article “qualifying hospital” means a hospital which is not a health services hospital.

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