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The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and shall come into force on 1st April 2004.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Regulations 1999

2.—(1) The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Regulations 1999(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 4B(1) after “1st January 2003” insert “and before 1st April 2004”.

(3) After regulation 4B, insert–

Amount of NHS Charges – incidents on or after 1st April 2004

4C.(1) This regulation applies to any compensation payment made in respect of an incident which occurred on or after 1st April 2004.

(2) Where this regulation applies, a certificate shall, for the purpose of section 3(2), specify–

(a)when the traffic casualty received NHS treatment at a hospital in respect of his injury, but was not admitted to hospital, the amount of £473; or

(b)subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), where the traffic casualty received NHS treatment at a hospital in respect of his injury and was admitted to hospital, the sum of £582 for each day or part day of admission.

(3) Where the traffic casualty was admitted to hospital on one day and discharged on another day, the day of discharge shall be disregarded for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b).

(4) The maximum amount, which may be specified in a certificate to which paragraph (2)(b) applies shall be £34,800..

(4) In regulation 6(b) (particulars of amounts specified in certificate) for “4A(2)(b) or (c) or 4B(2)(b)” there is substituted “4A(2)(b) or (c), 4B(2)(b) or 4C(2)(b)”.

(5) In regulation 13(2) (multiple compensation payments) for “4A or 4B” there is substituted “4A, 4B or 4C”.

MALCOLM CHISHOLM

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

24th February 2004

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