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

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12.—(1) If compensation is sought in consequence of any injury suffered by an injured person, such information with respect to the circumstances of the case as may be prescribed shall be given by the following persons to the Department

(a)the person against whom the claim is made and anyone acting on behalf of that person, whether or not proceedings have been commenced,

(b)the injured person or, if the injured person has died, his personal representative,

(c)anyone not within sub-paragraph (a) who is, or is alleged to be, liable to any extent in respect of the injury,

(d)if the claim is not made by the injured person, the person by whom it is made,

(e)anyone acting on behalf of the person within any of sub-paragraphs (b) to (d),

(f)the responsible body of each health services hospital at which the injured person has received health services treatment as a result of his injury,

(g)any ambulance trust which provided health services ambulance services as a result of his injury.

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

(a)in the prescribed manner, and

(b)within the prescribed period.

(3) Regulations under this Article may, in particular, require the provision of information about any health services treatment which an injured person has received at a health services hospital and any health services ambulance services provided to the injured person.

(4) In this Article—

“ambulance trust” means an HSS trust;

“responsible body”, in relation to a health services hospital, means—

(a)

in the case of a hospital vested in an HSS trust, the trust; and

(b)

in any other case, the body responsible for the management of the hospital.

Use of information held by the Department etc.

13.—(1) Paragraph (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 may—

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

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

(3) Paragraph (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 Order.

(4) The information may—

(a)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, and

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

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