13Payment of NHS charges to hospitals
(1)If the Secretary of State receives a payment of NHS charges under section 1(2), he must pay the amount received to the responsible body of the health service hospital at which the treatment, in respect of which the payment was made, was given.
(2)If a payment received under section 1(2) relates to treatment at more than one health service hospital, the Secretary of State must, for the purposes of subsection (1), divide the payment among the responsible bodies of the hospitals concerned in such manner as he considers appropriate.
(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to any amount received by the Secretary of State under section 1(2) which he is required to repay in accordance with regulations under section 10(2).
(4)Regulations under this section may—
(a)make provision for the manner in which and intervals at which any payments due under this section are to be made;
(b)make provision for cases where the responsible body of the health service hospital concerned has ceased to exist (including provision modifying this Act).