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Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999

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17 Interpretation.E+W+S

In this Act—

  • appeal” means an appeal under section 7;

  • appropriate NHS charges” has the meaning given in section 1(7);

  • authorised insurer” has the meaning given in section 145(5) of the M1Road Traffic Act 1988;

  • certificate” means a certificate of NHS charges issued under section 2;

  • compensation payment” has the meaning given in section 1;

  • compensation scheme for motor accidents” means any scheme or arrangement under which funds are available for the payment of compensation in respect of motor accidents caused, or alleged to be caused, by uninsured or unidentified persons;

  • health service hospital” means a health service hospital within the meaning of the M2National Health Service Act 1977 or the M3National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

  • motor vehicle” has the meaning given in section 185 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (read with sections 186(1), 187, 188 and 189 of that Act);

  • National Health Service trust” means a National Health Service trust established under section 5 of the M4National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or section 12A of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

  • NHS treatment” has the meaning given in section 1(6);

  • owner” has the meaning given in section 192 of the Road Traffic Act 1988;

  • prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

  • [F1“Primary Care Trust” means a Primary Care Trust established under section 16A of the National Health Service Act 1977;]

  • regulations” means regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • responsible body”, in respect of a health service hospital, means—

    (a)

    in the case of a hospital vested in a National Health Service trust [F2or a Primary Care Trust], the Trust, and

    (b)

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

  • road”—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, means any highway and any other road to which the public has access, and includes bridges over which a road passes; and

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, has the meaning given by the M5Roads (Scotland) Act 1984; and

  • traffic casualty” has the meaning given in section 1(1).

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F1S. 17: definition of “Primary Care Trust” inserted (E.W.) (8.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/90, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 36(3)(a) (with art. 2(5))

F2S. 17: words in definition of “responsible body” inserted (E.W.) (8.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/90, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 36(3)(b) (with art. 2(5))

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