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

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Recovery of health services charges

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7.—(1) This Article applies if a person has made a compensation payment and either—

(a)paragraph (7) of Article 4 applies but he has not applied for a certificate as required by that paragraph, or

(b)he has not made payment, in full, of any amount due under Article 3(2) by the end of the period allowed under Article 6.

(2) The Department may—

(a)in a case within paragraph (1)(a), issue the person who made the compensation payment with a certificate, and

(b)in a case within paragraph (1)(b), issue him with a copy of the certificate or (if more than one has been issued) the most recent one,

and, in either case, issue him with a demand that payment of any amount due under Article 3(2) be made immediately.

(3) The Department may recover the amount for which a demand for payment is made under paragraph (2) from the person who made the compensation payment.

(4) Any amount recoverable shall, if the county court so orders, be enforceable as if it were payable under an order of that court.

(5) A document which states that it is a record of the amount recoverable under paragraph (3) is conclusive evidence that the amount is so recoverable if it is signed by a person authorised to do so by the Department.

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (5), a document purporting to be signed by a person authorised to do so by the Department is to be treated as so signed unless the contrary is proved.

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